If you suffer from nagging back pain, don’t ignore it, because it could be a sign of sciatica. However, some people wait to get their back problem checked, hoping it will go away on its own, and they often ask – Can sciatica pain get worse if I don’t treat it right away.
Understanding sciatica pain
Sciatica pain is often identified by throbbing, numbness, or tingling in the lower back that travels down the leg. More severe cases are marked by weakness in the leg, and bladder incontinence. Sciatica pain is usually a sign of nerve compression, which means that the sciatic nerve is either inflamed or irritated.
It is not always easy to identify the causes of sciatic pain, but it is usually linked to a herniated disc or other degenerative conditionsof the spine.
Will the pain get worse if left untreated?
If left untreated, sciatica pain can become more persistent, and worsen over time. There is also the possibility of long lasting nerve damage, so it’s best to treat sciatica pain right away.
Treatment for sciatica pain ranges from therapeutic to surgical procedures, and the choice depends on the cause of the problem.
Posture Pump products, specifically the Posture Pump® PentaVec® (Model 2500), is among the most effective therapeutic options for treating sciatica. PentaVec uses Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED), to relieve pain in the neck and back.
EED is a type of decompression therapy that simultaneously lifts and expands the lower back, to mold it into correct posture. It also helps to restore flexibility to the spine, by pulling in nutrient rich fluid.
You can visit www.posturepump.com, to find out more about this and other Posture Pump products for neck and back pain.