managing-sciatica-flare-ups_webAs the largest nerve in our bodies, it’s no wonder that so many people find themselves dealing with sciatic pain at some point in their lives.

While many reach for pills to manage this dull-to-sharp pain that can radiate from the legs, buttocks, and back, we’d like you to know that many find relief with natural methods.

While you may think that moving causes more pain, discomfort caused by sciatica actually worsens with prolonged sitting or standing in a fixed position. Taking a brief 15-minute walk can bring relief to your sciatic nerve. Other natural methods for relieving pain brought on by sciatica include ice packs, yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic and massage.

If you know someone suffering with sciatica who has been threatened with back surgery, make sure they give us a call first.