If you suffer from sciatica, you know that the pain can range from irritating to debilitating. Ibuprofen and other standard pain relievers are only minimally effective for helping sciatica pain. For deeper and longer lasting relief, you need to get closer to the root of the problem. Neuromuscular massage is one of the best ways to treat sciatica. Neuromuscular massage manipulates soft tissue areas and targets the nerves. Sessions help to release muscle contractions and spasms, heal injured tissue, and restore balance and alignment. It can very effectively relieve pain from sciatica.
Sciatica comes from irritation at the root of the lower lumbar region in the lower back, usually caused by a herniated disc. The sciatic nerve extends from the lower back down the entire leg, and sciatica therefore affects this entire region. Symptoms include a burning or tingling sensation in the legs, numbness or weakness, pain in one side of the Glutes, and a sharp shooting pain that can go down the entire leg. This pain may be infrequent, or it may be chronic and debilitating. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to get a diagnosis from a medical professional. An accurate diagnosis is essential to get the best treatment and relief from sciatica pain.
If you have sciatica, neuromuscular therapy is one of your best options for treatment. Neuromuscular therapy (sometimes abbreviated to NMT) is a kind of massage that works to restore balance between the musculoskeletal and central nervous systems. This means that, in addition to working with muscles, neuromuscular massage helps issues with nerves, bones, and how the brain processes muscle pain. A neuromuscular massage therapist will locate and then work with trigger points in the muscles and nerves. Trigger points are areas where stress has built up, causing tension to build up and resulting in contractions, spasms, and pain. Neuromuscular therapy will release stress and relax trigger points in the muscles and nerves. This process relieves pressure on the spine and sciatic nerve. This will alleviate the pain, numbness, and tingling that is symptomatic of sciatica. Releasing the built-up pressure in the lower back and legs will relieve sciatica and keep its symptoms from returning in the long-term.
Neuromuscular therapy helps to treat sciatica in a number of other ways. A session with a neuromuscular therapist will reduce inflammation in the nerves. Inflammation is one of the major causes of pain and the other symptoms of sciatica. Reducing inflammation will prevent the sciatic nerve from sending pain down the legs. One of the other major effects of neuromuscular therapy is to help improve posture and alignment along the spine. A herniated disk, usually the cause of sciatica, is a kind of structural deviation in the lower lumbar region. Neuromuscular therapy, particularly when done regularly, will help to balance and realign your body. This will reduce pressure on the discs between spine vertebrae and can help to treat a herniated disc. This will help to treat sciatica and any other nerve and back pain.
Neuromuscular therapy is a popular choice for treatment because it does not create any negative side effects. Unlike surgery or medicine, neuromuscular therapy does not require any recover time or cause negative reactions in your body. It is a natural way to improve your health and reduce pain. In fact, neuromuscular therapy is good for anyone who experiences chronic pain or stress. For people with sciatica, neuromuscular therapy is a great way to finally get rid of pain.
Until Next Time…..Take care of your muscles and they will take care of you!