Pain in your lower back is usually a result of pinched nerve. Such state might cause serious mobility impairments, weakness, disorders of the body such as intestines, or numbness.
The largest nerve in the human body is the sciatica nerve. Sciatica nerve is located in the lower side of the spine up to the feet. This is why it causes pain along our lower body which results with serious problems in our mobility impairments.
If the herniated disc pressures the sciatic nerve you will feel the pain, and this is the main cause for all the irritation of the bone and muscle that is undergoing. The tight muscles that are parallel basically are the pain precipitating.
Piriformis muscle goes through the front side of the sacrum to pelvis with the muscle being attached to the femur’s top. This way it is intertwined together with the sciatic nerve system; therefore the pelvic pain is linked with muscles and bones that might give you a feeling of spread pain effect.
Doctors call piriformis syndrome a state in which the piriformis is pressing against the sciatic nerve and other nerves. Physiotherapists and massage therapists know immediately when the piriformis are placed in parallel position because it is common it is the main cause for lower pelvic pain.
Surgery can be avoided unless the pain is caused by piriformis rather than the herniated disc.
This is how you can treat sciatica
You should consider stretching as often as you can because this way you are preventing constriction and excessive tension which allows you to reduce the inflammation and misalignment. The inflammation reduction is related to the reduction of pain. Please try these two exercises that will help you to reduce constriction and tension:
- Lie on your back by placing the foot on a flat position
You should pull your affected leg towards the chests. When doing so pull your right leg with your right arm (or left leg with left arm). Use your left hand and hold your ankle while the other one is holding your knee. Pull the knee and the ankle in the opposite direction. When doing this stretch you should hold at least 30 seconds and repeat at least 5 times per day.
- Lie on the floor and position the foot (affected) transverse to the other foot.
Pull your knee towards the shoulders and hold it for at least 30 seconds. Repeat this exercise at least 5 times per day.
Devil claw is found in South Africa and it is a type of a plant that has a shape of hook that covers the fruit. Its tubers and roots are useful in preventing inflammation. This remedy may be found in every food store in form of capsules. Please consult a doctor if you are using blood thinning medications or you are suffering from stomach ulcers.
Cold and hot compresses
This is another simple way to reduce inflammation. You should apply cold ice pack over the area and change it immediately with hot pillow. Repeat this couple of times. The drastic change of temperature will increase your blood flow, and will reduce the muscle tension.
St John herb
It is really popular for pain relief and you may find it in every store in form of a natural medicine. Place it on the painful area and you will relieve the pain.
Trigger point therapy is another way you may overcome the pain. Visit professional massage therapists and ask for a combination of stretching and massage. This way the piriformis will return to its position.
There are other methods such as chiropractic, acupuncture and yoga.