How To Use Tennis Ball To Relieve Your Sciatic Nerve Pain And Back Pain (VIDEO)
Do you often feel a little pressure or pain on your lower back and a leg cramp followed by the pain?
Do you know what causes this and what it may be a sign of? Mostly there is no reason to panic, but sometimes you are experiencing a difficult condition that is not actually a diagnosed condition itself – sciatica.
What is sciatica?
Sciatic pain, normally known as sciatica, is common and it is happening to more people that you would imagine. Sometimes, people also get confused and think what they have is a regular leg cramp or back pain. They treat it with no movements and ibuprofen or other pills they have at home or in the nearest pharmacy.
What is happening is that there is another issue which causes pressure and a pinching feeling on the sciatic nerve. This sciatic nerve is considered to be the biggest one in our entire body system. It stretches from the lower spine all the way down to our feet.
In this path, this nerve serves to provide strength, movement, and feeling in both of the legs. Sciatic pain can happen on one or both sides and, thus, can numb or weaken your muscles and joints. It does not usually happen on both legs simultaneously, but it usually “burns” particular areas of your leg, foot, or buttock.
When pain occurs, it is usually very strong, sharp or in the form of a cramp, and is happening because the nerve was probably compressed/pinched by a physical injury, by inflammation of the soft tissue surrounding the nerve, or by a narrowing of the spinal column and a short spasming buttock muscle.
The burning pain in the lower back usually continues to travel down the sciatic nerve from the hips and all the way down to the feet. Despite the pain, you may also feel a burning or tingling feeling down the leg, or numbness that continues even in the toes sometimes.
This eventually makes the body have difficulties in performing simple activities, such as walking, sitting, standing, or lying down. Despite difficult, they are very hurtful as well. However, often times it is possible that pain is felt in only certain positions, not in all of them.
For instance, you may walk without any pain after you’ve come out of your painful position of getting up.
Tennis Ball & Sciatic Therapy
Therapy sessions involving the use of a tennis ball can be used to apply pressure and manipulation to the piriformis muscle.
When this muscle is tense and/or inflamed it presses against your sciatic nerve compressing the nerve into tendons in the same vicinity. This compression often results in intense pain.
With the help of a tennis ball you can improve your circulation and relieve aching in your muscles.
Turmeric intake for sciatica
Taking turmeric for your sciatica pain is a natural cure and this is how you should consume it:
1. Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder and one hot cup of milk. If you please, you can also add a tiny cinnamon stick. Once you prepare this healthy drink, you can add a little bit of honey to sweeten it and consume it once to twice on a daily basis. Consume it until you feel better.
Another version is to heat turmeric in ghee and coconut oil with some pepper, which has piperine inside that will be helpful in absorbing nutrients.
2. The second option that might be easier for some people is the intake of turmeric supplements. Take 250-500mg of thee three times a day. This should go on for a couple of weeks. It is advised that you consult with your doctor first.
Although turmeric has been proven as nontoxic, if you consume it in high dosages for a longer period, it can become toxic to your liver. Thus, those who experience liver issues should avoid turmeric. Additionally, turmeric should be avoided for those taking diabetes medications and people who are suffering from gallstones.