4 Tips To Beat Sciatica

1. AVOID PAINFUL MOVEMENTS / POSITIONS

I know it can be nearly impossible to find a position of comfort, BUT, when you understand that pain breeds compensations and MORE pain, you start to realize IF I can find a position that is comfortable (even if for 15-20 seconds) and then shift to find another comfortable position – You will reap the benefits of the body relaxing, tension easing and less pain with activities.

2. STRETCH THE NON-PAINFUL SIDE ONLY

This is foreign to most of my clients, but IF you think about it, irritating an aggravated nerve by stretching it, WILL cause further irritation. Try avoiding exercises to the bad side, and when walking, shorten up your step length to avoid unnecessary pull on sciatic nerve.

3. FIND A SKILLED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL

Should be a no brainer but finding someone skilled in Sciatica relief is critical and the sooner, the better! IF needed email me (dean@volkpt.com) and let’s set up a Video Consultation to get you started in the right direction.

4. STAY HYDRATED

Your body needs water to fight inflammation, remain healthy and function optimally. Most people do not drink enough water and suffer the consequences for it. Please drink more water than you think you need. This will help you get healthy, move better and fight off inflammation more effectively.

Dean Volk PT, MPT
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