A Pain in the Back

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There it is… that familiar ache that eventually turns into a spasm in your lower back. You make one wrong move and you know you’ve just activated that angry sciatica nerve that can, will, and eventually does bring you to your knees. It’s something as simple as bending down to pick something up and coming back up the wrong way or turning funky when you are fixing dinner. But the pain, oh the pain, associated with that sciatic nerve going bonkers is enough to make you lose your mind. So how do we effectively treat a pain like this? Let’s start with some fairly obvious questions that can run through your mind as you are trying to determine how this happened in the first place. Have you been sitting too long in one place? Have you maybe gained a little too much weight in the last bit of time? Are you skipping out on your exercise routine and not walking or moving around as much as you used to? Not stretching enough? For some more scientific reasons, a good resource to check is spine-health.com but in the meantime, yes, all of those reasons can attribute to this searing pain that’s pulsating down your buns and legs.

How Do We Manage the Pain?

So the next obvious question is how do we manage the pain? How do we try to get this cluster of nerves back to its rightful, peaceful position?

Reduce Inflammation

There are a lot of obvious answers to this question, alternate heat/ice, use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or COX-2 inhibitors), or oral steroids can reduce the inflammation that is usually a contributing factor in causing sciatica pain, acupuncture, massage therapy.

Address the Cause

The body has the capability to heal itself, yet it can get stuck in a loop of pain and inflammation if the cause is not addressed.  Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) can break the pain loop pattern and help restore your body to its natural state of health.

Keep Moving

Something else you can do for pain management is to keep moving! When you engage in a regular program of gentle strengthening, stretching and aerobic exercises, you can recover more quickly from sciatica pain and are less likely to have future episodes of pain. Here’s a really great exercise you can do to help alleviate the initial pain and keep trying this technique as part of your daily stretching routine.

Take the Challenge

Skip the escalators at the mall this holiday season – take the stairs, invest in a yoga mat and take the time even for 10 minutes every morning to stretch and get centered. If you feel that familiar pain, stop what you are doing – grab onto something, a countertop, a wall, a railing and stretch. Work it out! The more you keep moving the better off your sciatic pain will become. Keep focused on your movements and remember to breathe!

For more information on the Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T) contact Cristi McCurdie for a free private consultation. http://bodysyncbest.com/contact-us/

 

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