What Is Sciatica?
Sciatica is an extremely painful condition that is normally caused by…
- A slipped disc
- An injury to your back
- Spinal stenosis
There may be other issues that are affecting you, but these are the common reasons for the agony that you find yourself experiencing. Whatever the cause, the reality is that something is interfering with your sciatic nerve.
To ascertain whether you have sciatica as against just having a bad back there are a number of symptoms that need to be checked. If the pains that you are experiencing affect your backside, the rear of your legs, or your feet and toes, then this is normally a warning signal. If those pains feel as if someone is burning or stabbing you, then this is another sign that points towards sciatica. You may also experience a bad back, but if the main problems are with the areas listed above, then chances are that you have sciatica.
You will probably feel the increase in pain when even carrying out simple actions that we normally take for granted. A prime example of this is if you need to sneeze. If you have already sneezed once and experienced the agony, then it’s guaranteed that you won’t want to repeat it. The knock-on effect is almost debilitating. A good tip is that when you feel a sneeze coming on, tilt your head backward as far as it will go. Take a deep breath, and chances are that it will stop the sneeze completely. If a sneeze does materialize, then it’s likely to be far less severe.
If your condition continues to give you pain, then it’s always advisable to see a doctor. However, it’s almost certain that you will be advised to take painkillers in the first instance. If there is no improvement then you may be referred to a specialist. Following this, you may have to see a physiotherapist, or in really severe cases you may need an operation. But all of this takes time, and time is something you don’t have when you can barely get yourself out of bed in the morning!
So What Can You Do At Home To Help?
- Try to carry out normal day-to-day activities, but take extreme care.
- Experiment with some gentle stretching exercises, but don’t overdo it.
- Place a heat pack on the affected areas.
- If this doesn’t work, try the same but with ice packs.
- Ensure that you move around as much as you can. Even if this hurts, it will be nowhere near as bad as the effects of sitting down all day.
Most people recover from sciatica within a period of 4 to 6 weeks. Now, this doesn’t sound too bad if you’re not the person suffering, but when you are the one in agony it may as well be 4 to 6 months!
And so are there any alternatives to what we have discussed? Having suffered from sciatica myself, I asked myself the same question and did an immense amount of research, and discovered…
Back Pain Breakthrough
When I came across a series of exercises that had been developed by Dr. Steve Young who claims to have helped thousands of people relieve back pain and sciatica without medication or surgery, I needed to know more.
Currently, Dr. Young operates his own private medical practice and is qualified with a Ph.D. in joint pain. His research has found that by targeting the release of pressure points, he has success after success. Being based in Philadelphia it is clear that the millions of worldwide bad back sufferers will never be able to meet, let alone receive treatment from him.
But he has produced a series of easy-to-follow self-help videos (all of which are immediately downloadable to your computer/tablet/mobile). Dr. Young claims that you will experience relief from pain within 30 days of starting to follow his advice.
I know 30 days sounds like a lifetime when you are in agony, but many people have found relief within a few days of following his instructions. And the good news is that if it doesn’t work for you, then Dr. Young will refund the cost of the program in full, no questions asked.
If you would like to know more about his program then simply click on the link below. It won’t cost you a penny to take a look, and it may just save you years of pain.