Sciatica Blog Posts

How to Apply Heat Therapy for Your Sciatica Symptoms

Medical illustration of a skeleton. The sciatic nerve is labeled and highlighted in red indicating pain, numbness or tingling.
Learn about the various methods you can use to deliver heat to your lower back during a flare-up of your sciatica.

10 Quick Facts About Sciatica

Medical illustration showing sciatic nerve and piriformis muscle
Despite being common in the general population, sciatica is often misunderstood. Here are 10 medical facts about sciatica to help you understand the symptoms accurately.

Your Sciatic Nerve Will Thank You if You Do These 2 Things

Senior couple stretching outdoors
Learn about 2 proven remedies to protect your sciatic nerve and prevent sciatica in the short and long term.

How to Use Ice to Cool Down Your Sciatica Symptoms

Medical illustration of the bones, muscles, and nerves in the hip joint. The piriformis muscle is labeled.
Ice therapy is easy to use and can effectively alleviate acute sciatica pain. It is important to understand how to use therapy: where to place the ice pack and for how long.

How Massage Can Ease Sciatic Pain

Massage therapist applying pressure to the upper back and buttocks of a person lying prone.
Discover the benefits of massage therapy and how it can help ease sciatica pain. Also, learn how to find a good massage therapist and simple, at-home massage techniques for sciatica pain relief.

3 Hamstring Stretches to Relieve Lumbar Herniated Disc Pain

Woman doing the hamstring stretch for low back pain
Tight hamstrings can contribute to lumbar herniated disc pain. Try these hamstring stretches to see if one or more of them offer relief for you.

5 Ways Motion Causes Low Back Pain

Posterior view of the lower back highlighting the lumbar spine.
Many types of low back pain are rooted in the motion of the spine. Learn why certain types of motion cause pain in the spine to find a solution for your low back woes.

Is My Pain Sciatica or Something Else?

Posterior view of pelvis with sciatic nerve going down the left leg.
There are several conditions that mimic the shooting, searing pain of sciatica. Learn what conditions could be masquerading as sciatica and how your doctor might make a differential diagnosis.

Why Do My Legs Suddenly Give Out?

Medical illustration of a skeleton. The shins are highlighted in red.
Leg weakness may cause sudden buckling, an unsteady gait, and possible falls. Here are a few possible conditions that may cause weakness in your legs.

How Long Does a Pinched Nerve Last?

Medical illustration showing a leaking herniated disc which causes a pinched nerve
A pinched nerve in the neck or back can cause shock-like pain, tingling, numbness, and/or weakness into the arm or leg. Here are some treatment ideas and how long it may take to find relief.