Sciatica is the name given to nerve pain that arises from an injury of or irritation to the sciatic nerve. This nerve is located in the gluteal area (buttock). When it’s inflamed or injured, you’re likely to experience mild to severe pain in the region through which the sciatic nerve passes through. This includes your lower back, hips, buttocks, and legs. The irritation or injury can cause nerve damage and muscle weakness, resulting in a tingling sensation or numbness in the affected area.
Sciatica manifests in different forms among those affected. For instance, some individuals experience an unpleasant prickling sensation in their legs or feet. Others may experience shooting pain or a burning sensation in the affected area. The pain may disappear for a while, but returns soon enough and makes it difficult for them to carry on participating in their regular activities.
Treating sciatica involves a bunch of self-care practices such as applying ice or heat, performing gentle stretches, or taking over-the-counter medication to reduce swelling and lower pain. Unfortunately, these practises alone aren’t always effective, especially in more severe cases. This is when you need professional medical aid for treating sciatica.
About 5 STAR CLINIC LTD
At 5 STAR CLINIC LTD, we provide a range of alternative therapies designed to relieve pain caused due to sciatica. Our pain relief plans are designed to soothe pain and alleviate the discomfort caused because of the condition, and include:
- Physical therapy
- Stretches and exercise
- Massage therapy
Get in touch with our team at Preston, Lancashire today!