Medical Massage for Sciatica

Can complementary medicine methods like a medical massage help reduce sciatica pain? That pain that seems to run all the way down the outside of your leg, sometimes radiating in a way that feels like you are being poked by a thousand needles and other times more of an aching numbness, is called sciatica. The…

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Sciatica and Obesity

Does weight gain have anything to do with sciatica and will losing weight make it go away? There was a time, long ago, when being overweight was actually a good thing. When daily life was focused almost solely on survival and a steady supply of food was rarely a certainty, having reserves stored as body…

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Sciatica Pain Relief You Can Do at Home

Is there anything I can do at home to get relief for sciatica pain? Unless you have experienced the kind of pain that is always there and never seems to go away, it’s hard to understand just how much it can affect you. When something irritates or puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, this type…

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Piriformis Syndrome

How does a diagnosis of piriformis syndrome differ from sciatica? If we are lucky, we are familiar with sciatica because we have heard friends or family members complain about the sensation that radiates from the lower back all the way down the leg. It can be experienced as a “pins and needles” sort of tingling…

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Sciatica: Causes and Treatments

What treatments are available for sciatica pain? Have you ever had someone tell you that your pain is all in your head? That what you are describing isn’t real? Annoying, right? Anyone who has experienced that unique pain that shoots down the length of the leg as it follows the sciatic nerve, knows just how…

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