Sciatica pain is rarely a constant problem for sufferers, but it does occur from time to time. They can be more or less serious, sometimes causing only mild discomfort, while in other cases, they can lead to severe pain and lack of movement. The path to recovery from scientific neuropathies takes place in three stages.
Stage 1: Sitting and lying down
If you’re suffering from debilitating and painful sciatic nerve pain, the advice to “be active” may seem far-fetched, and if your back is double the pain, only the gentlest of movements are possible. Therefore, you should pay attention to your sedentary habits. Many people find that the worst pain comes from sitting. At this stage, it is advisable to give up sofas and soft chairs and replace them with hard, straight-backed chairs. If your mattress is too soft, consider switching to a firmer one.
Stage 2: Gentle exercise
Sciatica symptoms almost always subside after a period of time, especially if you follow the Step 1 recommendations above. But if you immediately return to your old lifestyle without making any changes, there is a high chance that sciatica will return. So you should take advantage of this pain-free window by incorporating simple exercises into your routine. Although swimming is a low-impact all-around exercise, it can be challenging depending on how you enter the pool. Walking is also a great option and is more accessible to most people. No matter what form of exercise you choose, there is no need to overdo it, just regular movement is enough.
Stage 3: Movement exercises
Once you start walking, swimming, or doing some other gentle exercise regularly, that alone can go a long way in preventing sciatica from coming back. But if you’re doing so well, why not look at something a little more advanced? If done properly, regular exercise in exercises designed to increase strength and flexibility is the best option for preventing the return of sciatica. Options for this type of training range from yoga to weightlifting. Find something you like in the song and give it a try!