What is sciatic pain?
Sciatica is irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body. When something irritates the sciatic nerve pain can radiate throughout the lower part of the body, including your pelvis through to your buttocks and all the way down both legs, ending at your feet.
What can cause sciatic pain?
It can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the pain but, In the majority of cases sciatica pain is caused when a slipped disc, between two bones of the spine, is damaged and begins to press on the nerves.
Key signs that there’s a problem:
- Intense or chronic pain
- A tingling sensation radiating from the lower back, down one of your legs to your foot and toes
- Weakness in the foot, ankle or calf muscles
How Niagara Therapy can help with sciatic pain
This type of pain can often leave sufferers unable to move or in some cases causes depression but, with the help of NHC Cyclo-Therapy, you can enjoy increased mobility and a more active lifestyle.
We won’t claim to be able to cure your sciatica, but our proven technology can help to manage the pain and improve your mobility. Our drug free therapy works by producing a soothing deep tissue massage to the affected area, which helps to stimulate blood circulation.
This helps to reduce pain and inflammation and relieve muscle tension in the affected area. Initially this should enable you to improve your comfort of living and, over time, it should help to improve your mobility.