SCIATICA AT ANY TIME, FROM ASS PAIN TO TOE PAIN, CHIROPRACTOR RECOMMENDS 2 SETS OF STRETCHING EXERCISES TO RELIEVE BACK PAIN

I often hear the term "sciatica", even low back pain, and it may be related to sciatica, but it turns out that sciatica is a symptom with a wide range of nerves, and the pain may start from the waist, hips, legs and toes. , So the correct diagnosis requires the help of a registered chiropractor. What are the characteristics of sciatica? How can treatment reduce pain? If you feel pain in your waist from time to time, you should see the chiropractor recommend 2 sets of stretching exercises.

Written by: Daphne Wu|Photo: provided by XEXYMIXHK and interviewees

 

According to the registered chiropractor Ho, sciatica is actually a symptom. Generally speaking, people suffering from sciatica often feel low back pain first, and then the pain may extend to the hips, legs and toes. However, he emphasized that the pain of each person is not the same, and some will be painful like electric shock, fire, and needles. Puncture or paralysis is also due to the wide coverage of the sciatic nerve. If any part of the involved part has a problem and compresses the sciatic nerve, it may cause sciatica, so it is difficult to generalize.

 

SCIATICA IS MOSTLY CAUSED BY A HERNIATED DISC

 

The most common causes of sciatica are herniated discs, spinal displacement, and spinal degeneration.

 

The most common causes of sciatica are intervertebral disc herniation, spinal displacement and spinal degeneration. Intervertebral disc herniation is also often heard. It originally means that the soft tissue "intervertebral disc" in the middle of the spine is protruded due to accident or strain and presses on nearby nerves, which can cause pain or numbness and other symptoms. "As for spine displacement, it means that the spine becomes unstable due to incorrect posture or accident. There are two nerve lines behind the spine. Once the spine is misaligned, it may be pressed there, and the nearby joints, ligaments, and muscles may become imbalanced. Pain gradually develops. The final spine degeneration refers to the occurrence of bone hyperplasia and bone spurs as the spine degenerates as the age gets older. When the bone spurs touch the sciatic nerve, it may cause pain." Chiropractor Ho explained.

 

TO IMPROVE SCIATICA, DON'T GO AROUND YOUR FEET

 

In addition to manual treatment of sciatica, Chiropractor He reminds that the correct sitting posture is also very important.

 

If you want to improve sciatica in time, you should of course seek a detailed examination. The treatment methods include manual therapy to adjust unstable spine or disc, lumbar traction and exercise therapy to strengthen the psoas muscles. In addition, it is also recommended that patients get used to improving their posture in their daily life, especially sitting posture. When sitting, they should stick to the back of the chair and do not wrap their feet. The wallet should not be placed in the back trouser pocket, and avoid doing waist strains such as weight-bearing and bending. Waist or sitting in a chair that is too short (lower than the knee joint), etc.

 

Spending 10 minutes a day doing stretching exercises at home can also help relieve sciatica pain.

 

Chi Chi doctor He pointed out that you can also do a little stretching exercise at home to help relieve:

The first stretching exercise is to sit on a chair. If the left side is painful, raise your left foot, point your toes upwards, and raise your head. When your feet reach the end, you can stop for a few 10 times. Do 5 to 10 times in each group. 10 times.

The second stretching exercise is to kneel down with both hands on the ground, raise your head first, then keep your waist straight and back, then move your head down and bend your waist upwards into an arched shape. Do each action for 10 seconds, 5 to 10 times each time.

 

 

 Dr. Albert Ho, Registered Chiropractor