NMT for Sciatic pain
Sciatica produces a distinct pain in the lower back, buttock muscles, and lower legs. The pain and discomfort come from the sciatic nerve, which has five different nerve roots. The nervous system is complex, so finding the cause and source of sciatica isn’t always straight forward. Usually, the nerve roots have been irritated, compressed, or injured.
What Exactly is Siatic pain?
This condition is characterised by mild, dull, or severe pain as well as a burning, numb, or tingling sensations. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back to the end of the leg. There are many things that can cause sciatica, including the following.
Lumbar spinal stenosis: This condition occurs when the bony cavity that holds the spinal cord along the spine begins to decay and become narrow. It is common to see this in older patients.
Piriformis syndrome: Caused by a tightening of the piriformis muscle, this issue results in compression in the nerve roots. The pain associated with this condition can be felt in the lower back to the bottom of the leg.
Herniated vertebral disc: Herniated discs are the most common causes of sciatic pain. When the disks between the vertebrae along the spine begin to slip or stick out, it can result in serious health problems. If you lift heavy objects, are overweight, sit for long periods of time, or are genetically pre-disposed, you are more likely to get a herniated vertebral disc.
How does NMT and Massage Therapy help with Sciatica Pain?
Neuromuscular therapy uses advanced massage techniques that combine deep tissue pressure and friction to release contracted muscles and relieve tension.
NMT and massage therapy offers a natural form of pain relief by loosening the tight muscles that compress the nerves. This therapy increases circulation, enhancing the healing process as well as releasing lactic acid.