Sciatica is a condition when pain radiates from the lower back, down through the leg, possibly as far as the feet. It occurs when the sciatic nerve is irritated, which can occur because of other conditions, such as spinal arthritis, or lumbar spinal stenosis. But it can also occur as a result of sitting for extended periods of time, especially with poor posture and therefore is closely associated with office workers. It can also occur as a result of a lower back injury. In this blog, we are going to look at several steps you can take to relieve this pain in the office.
Physiotherapy and acupuncture can also give relief & should take a great deal of tension off the sciatic nerve, reducing irritation, and lessening the pain you feel
Heat packs can help reduce pain by warming up our muscles and nerves, causing them to expand and loosen.. Heat packs followed by some stretches before an activity is the most effective way to reduce pain.
You should try and take a ten-minute walk several times throughout the day. Also there are exercises that can be prescribed by a chartered physiotherapist that can help relieve pain.
As mentioned above, one of the primary problems with sciatica is that people do not have good posture. Some of us slouch, while others hunch, but generally, we could all improve our sitting posture.