The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the body. Sciatica can immobilize patients because of the pain.
Sciatica patients may feel severe pain anywhere along the path of the sciatic nerve. That is, anywhere from the lower back, through the hips, buttocks, and down your legs. Usually, this pain affects only one side of the body.
What does sciatica pain feel like?
Patients usually feel sciatic pain from the lower back to the buttocks, down the back of the leg, and calf. Also, they may feel other discomforts like numbness, tingling, or weakness.
Patients feel the strongest symptoms in the specific area of the injury, which is commonly due to a herniated disc or deep muscle spasms in the lower back area.
The feeling of discomfort could be excruciating and ranges from an electric shock, burning, or sharp pain. You must be alert if it occurs when sneezing, coughing, or staying in one position for a long time. There may even be numbness in one part of the leg and other pain.
How to relieve sciatic pain fast?
Specialists’ opinions say that home care, such as the application of heat or mild back and leg stretching, can help relieve sciatica. Also, avoid inactivity that only brings negative consequences for sciatica.
However, for a comprehensive treatment that addresses the main cause of sciatica, simple tools at home such as Cordus and Sacrus can be used to quickly relieve pain and correct sciatica by eliminating spasms in the deep intervertebral muscles.
Also, adopt positive habits in your lifestyle such as avoiding being overweight, taking care of your posture, and taking supplements to strengthen cartilage can also help.