Sciatica is a piercing pain or inflammation in the sciatic nerve. It will normally subside in a few weeks. It is not very often that it leads to ailments which exist for a few months. The sciatic nerve is a part of the nervous system and is also the largest nerve in the body.
Sciatica pain can be either acute or chronic. Acute, as the name suggests, doesn’t last long and not much of professional treatment is needed. Over-the-counter medicines, along with cold and hot packs, can treat acute sciatica, while chronic sciatica lasts longer and requires medical attention like chiropractic help and sometimes even surgery.
The pain, in the case of sciatica, will reduce by itself. It will take around 1 to 2 months. During this time, you are advised to practice a few simple stretches and exercises, use hot and cold packs, take medicines like NSAIDs, etc.
You can get relief from the following methods:
- SI joint belts
- Chiropractic therapy
- Therapeutic yoga
- Bodywork techniques
- Osteopathic Manipulation