Sciatica is a terms to describe leg pain symptoms such as tingling, numbness, weakness that originates from the lower back, travelling through the buttocks and down towards the large sciatic nerve in the back of individual legs
- Pain that lasts in only one side of the buttock or leg (rare in both sides)
- Worse pain when sitting
- Leg pain described as searing, tingling or burning (not a dull ache)
- Difficulty in leg foot or toe movement along with weakness and numbness
Prevention and Relief
Risk of sciatica is reduced through healthy weight maintenance, thus engaging in activity is a crucial measure for prevention.
Alternatively, massaging three different body parts can help relieve and prevent sciatica.
Three points of massage can be used with a new method via the deep tissue massage device.
What is the deep tissue massage device?
The deep tissue massage device is a handle device that vibrates at a high frequency with low amplitude of movement to stimulate muscles and help them perform more efficiently.
Studies have indicated that treatment of the muscles can lead to quicker recovery and increased overall performance.
Vibration technology achieves this to increase blood flow in targeted areas
Place the muscle device on your upper back and navigate around the targeted area for maximum 30 seconds
Navigate the massage device along the entire length of the glutes at a moderate pace for a max of 30 seconds
3. IT Band
Place the massage device along the IT band muscles at a moderate pace for 30 seconds maximum
Success stories of deep massage device use for treatment enhancement for athletes and patients
Besides Sciatica Spine or Nerve Pain, chances are that you may suffer from several kinds of muscle pain (ex: back pain.
Studies shown that deep massage therapy after repetitive exercise facilitate relieve of muscle soreness and increases recovery.
Such treatments improve blood flow to the site of pain, thus creating quicker clearance of lactic acid and increase repair efficiency of micro-injuries of the muscle, connective tissues, and tendons.
With the use of deep tissue massage device, it helps in treating upper and lower extremities of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Recommendations of limiting session to 15 continuous minutes are encouraged while avoiding boney parts.
A minimum age of 8 is recommended, and avoid using on open wounds, head, or metal implants.
Best TM, Hunter R, Wilcox A, Haq F. Effectiveness of Sports Massage for Recovery of Skeletal Muscle From Strenuous Exercise. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 2008;18(5):446-460. doi:10.1097/jsm.0b013e31818837a1.
Brummitt J. The Role of Massage in Sports Performance and Rehabilitation: Current Evidence and Future Direction. North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy : NAJSPT. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2953308/. Published February 2008.
*In case/ if you feel uncomfortable after using the above recommendations, it is suggested to visit your doctor as soon as possible.