Sciatic Pain Remedies
Regardless of what type of sciatica you might have, sharp, chronic, or periodic, your main concern is to achieve relief from nerve pain. This is always the case, as sciatica is extremely painful. Even when the patient is sitting, the pain is at times unbearable. Standard treatment focuses primarily on relieving the pain with medications, epidural steroid injections, and surgery. Today people are more aware of the risk of some serious side effects that can be caused with these conventional treatments. This is why so many sciatica sufferers have turned to sciatic pain remedies. Now many people with this disorder choose to get treated with a more natural cure for the pain rather than the traditional treatments. Some of the alternative treatments available are acupressure, acupuncture, chiropractic, and many more.
Acupressure and Acupuncture
Acupressure and acupuncture are hugely popular in the United States and Europe, as well as in Asia. The basic principles of acupressure and acupuncture are identical. Acupuncture restores the stream of healthy crucial energy the body needs, with very thin needles, at specific points, which are called meridians. This is an almost painless treatment because the needles are not inserted deep into the skin. Acupressure achieves the same results by applying pressure on the same meridians as in acupuncture, except instead of needles, the technique is done through thumbs and fingers directly. The experts may use their thumbs, fingers and even elbow, depending on the amount of pressure necessary. For sciatica nerve treatment, you want to find the center of the affected area, on the side of the buttocks. Hard force will then be applied simultaneously to both sides. Since the sciatic nerve is deep inside the body, the pressure points or meridians are deep beneath the skin. It is therefore important that pressure is applies with much force to reach the pressure points. The pressure should be steady for fifteen seconds, simultaneously on both sides. The idea is to free the sciatic nerve of the muscle tension suffocation.
Chiropractic is a science of manual manipulation. Manipulating and adjusting the spine and bones of the human body and balancing the nervous system. Chiropractors believe that the human body has the natural ability to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The main theory behind the chiropractics is spinal alignment. When the alignment of the spinal chord is incorrect, then the nerves are not in a position physically to send the right signals respectively, thus creating an imbalance. Adjusting the spine, muscle, and nerves surrounding it, is assumed as the spinal balance, which in turn creates good general health, throughout the whole body. Alternative sciatica treatments have many things in common, regardless if it is acupressure, acupuncture, or chiropractic. Their approach is to avoid using artificial products, and instead use only all natural remedies and products. Some other similarities between the natural alternative sciatica treatments are that there are no side effects at all. With some you might be able to do it yourself at home, or at a professional for a very cheap rate. While medicine focuses on controlling the pain, natural treatments focuses on curing the root of the problem, thus eliminating the disorder and the pain altogether. Furthermore the alternative treatments will strengthen the body in its entirety, enabling the spine and the nerves and muscles to be healthy and balanced.
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