After treatment, the healing process, for most people, ranges from a few days to weeks.
Heat/Ice - Heat or ice, applied for 20 minutes, can reduce sciatic pain. Depending on your preference, start with heat or ice; apply for 20 minutes over a 2 hour period.
Massage Therapy - Massages increase blood circulation and promote muscle relaxation. They also release the body's endorphins and help to reduce pain.
Active Exercise - Stretching, Tai Chi and Yoga are effective exercises to reduce sciatic pain. Without exercise, the back muscles become weak and are unable to support the back. This can lead to back stress, strain and injury. According to Spine-Health.com, "Movement helps exchange nutrients and fluids within the discs to keep them healthy."
5 Links to Release Sciatic Nerve Pain
WomenFitness.net - Top 10 Yoga Exercises to relieve Sciatica
WikiHealth.com - Yoga poses for Sciatica
Spine-health.com - Overview: Sciatica Exercises
Believing Sciatica - Tai Chi
MotherNature.com - Sciatica Stretches
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