Monday, 13 July 2015

Massage Therapy For Sciatica

Sciatica can be excruciatingly painful. Sciatic pain is a symptom of a problem related to the sciatic nerve, and can be caused by a herniated disk that presses on the roots of the nerve. Injuries are a common cause for sciatic pain. Massage for sciatica can relieve the pain and prevent further discomfort.

Acupuncture and massage have been found helpful for relieving sciatic pain. Massage therapy and relaxation treatments were compared for chronic lower back pain. The group that received massage therapy reported less pain, less depression and anxiety, as well as improved sleep, compared to the group that had used relaxation techniques.

Massage relieves pain, and can also stimulate circulation, release tension, and can help the body to heal itself naturally. Massage can also improve mobility. Spinal manipulations can increase movement in the lower back, and can relieve the pain caused by a compressed sciatic nerve. Stretching is another way to release the compression of the nerve roots, and massages that include assisted stretching can be highly effective in relieving sciatic pain.

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