Whether the symptoms are minor or severe, sciatica can limit mobility, cause discomfort, and limit or prevent recreational fun, enjoyment, and relaxation and even simple activities of daily living.
If you’re unfamiliar with what sciatica is, this is a great resource. While the best treatment for sciatica is chiropractic care, we understand that this is not always possible for people dealing with symptoms.
With that in mind, this is a list of some things you can do at home to help relieve pain from sciatica.
Stop Sitting For Long Periods of Time
We’ve previously talked extensively about this subject, and you can learn more about it here. In fact, sitting for long periods of time is having damaging effects on our bodies, and one of those effects is sciatica-related symptoms. If you have to sit for long periods at a time, at least choose the right type of chair, which you can learn more about here.
For those of you who sit all day then come home and sit all night, you should consider changing your routine. Whether that means going for a jog or getting a gym membership, modify your daily activities and do whatever it takes to get you on your feet more often.
Start Exercising More Often
The best way to get on your feet is to get up and start exercising. While exercise is an important part of a healthy life, it’s also an important part of your recovery from sciatica and injury prevention.
If you don’t know how or where to get started, these high and low impact exercises are great. Regardless of your age or health, there is always something you can do to treat your sciatica and improve your overall health.
For more exercise and injury prevention ideas, read this. In some cases, you may want to consider wearing a support brace.
Consider Consuming Nutritional Supplements
Depending on what you eat, your body may not be getting enough from your diet. To help rebuild disc cartilage which will help to prevent the harmful effects of sciatica, consider taking the following natural supplements.
- Omega-3 fish oil supplement
- MSM supplement
- Glucosamine and chondroitin
- Anti-inflammatory herbs (curcumin)
*Before taking any supplements, contact a healthcare professional.
Sleep on the Right Mattress
On average, we will spend one-third of our life in bed sleeping. Wouldn’t it make sense to sleep on a supportive mattress that won’t cause additional pain and discomfort? This is what you should be looking for in your mattress.
There are many different body types and many different mattresses, so find the one that’s best for you.
Remember that l these ways to treat sciatica at home are only temporary solutions that don’t get to the origin of the problem. For that, we recommend booking a consultation with Motion4Life without delay.