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My sciatica is playing up…what can I do?

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In the last few weeks, we’ve had lots of patients coming into our clinic complaining of sciatica pain, either due to too much gardening or maintenance work in and around their villas, or other strenuous activities…and we do tend to do a bit more when the weather is wonderful!

When sciatica flares up, it is helpful to know what can be done to alleviate the pain and stay active.

Sciatica and leg pain

The term ‘sciatica’ is used to describe pain that radiates down the sciatic nerve, which starts from each side of the lower back, extends down the back of the thigh and into the foot. It’s caused by compression of nerve roots in the lower part of the spine, which merge together to form the sciatic nerve in the pelvis.

Sciatica and leg pain

Chiropractic Care

As you may know, chiropractors use their hands to gently adjust the part of the spine that is misaligned and causing the pain. Once the skeletal joints are moving freely, you will experience less joint irritation and less inflammation.

Ice Pack At Home

For sciatica pain, you can use an ice pack (or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel) and place it over the lower back, as that is where the sciatic nerve is usually pinched. Keep it in place for 15 to 20 minutes and repeat each hour.Remember though that there are other causes of pain in the leg that may not actually be ‘sciatica’. Therefore, get ANY pain checked out by Dr Wen at Lagos Health Chiropractic. Call us on +351 282 768 044 to make an appointment. You can also check the other blog pages on our website for articles on various health issues, plus you can get tips and news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

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