Back pain is a common complaint in the US, but pain relief is often problematic when the pain is due to sciatica. Sciatica sufferers often experience chronic pain that causes extreme discomfort, especially since flare-ups can occur at any time. However, in order to understand how to treat sciatica effectively, the precise cause must be identified.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica refers to a set of symptoms including pain, numbness, and tingling, which occur because of the irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest in the body. It runs from the back of the pelvis, through the buttocks, and extends behind the legs and down to the feet (learn more).
What causes Sciatica?
The bones of the spine are interspersed with discs that act as shock absorbers. However if a disc should slip or bulge, it may end up pressing directly on the nerve root. This can result in acute pain in the back or down the legs; it all depends on the location of the compressed disc. Degenerative disc disease can also cause sciatica.
How to treat sciatica
In order to successfully ease the pressure and relieve the pain, it’s necessary to identify the source of the slipped disc. Sciatica is traditionally treated with physical therapy in conjunction with pain relieving medication. The type of medication prescribed will depend on the severity of the pain.
Posture Pump Therapy
The medical community is always looking for new approaches for treating back pain, especially sciatica, and the Posture Pump Disc Hydrator is one such option. The Posture Pump PENTA VEC Model 2500 decompresses and lubricates the spine, using Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression, (EED).
Once they understand how to treat sciatica, most people make a full and complete recovery. Visit www.posturepump.com to find out more about Posture Pump products.