How Can Massage Therapy Help Sciatica?

Some individuals who suffer from Sciatica cannot bear the idea of someone touching them where it hurts. This anxiety is brought on by the severe pain they feel as the pressure on the sciatic nerve increases.

A good massage therapist who is qualified to treat sciatica patients will be sensitive to this as they work on you. Let them know:

-How long you have been in pain with this sciatica episode

-Where the pain starts

-How long  the pain from your sciatica lasts

-The intensity of the pain - many massage therapists will ask you to rate the pain on scale from one to ten

-If you have had many episodes of sciatic nerve flare ups in the past

-If you suffer from other lower back or back pain problems aside from Sciatica

-If you suffer from other leg pain problems aside from Sciatica

-Any other medical issues you may have

Once you have informed your massage therapist of a little of your background the work can begin. Massage therapy is about making tight, cramped or pained soft tissues feel normal again by manipulating said tissues until they are positioned where they should be. As a result of these changes from abnormal to normalcy, there can be a degree of soreness.

The massage therapist will work with the soft tissues that are around the sciatica nerve to attempt to put them in normal positioning. This will alleviate the sciatic nerve pain since the pressure can be averted with normal positioning of the tissues. Even if the sciatic nerve is pressing on some other body part, correct positioning of the soft tissues surrounding the painful area will deliver some relief. 

You will be able to feel the benefits from the massage therapy rather quickly. Continued massage therapy may help to prevent future Sciatica flare-ups.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Greenville, NC today.

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