The sciatic nerve arises from the sacral plexus and passes about halfway down the thigh where it divides into the common peroneal and tibial nerves. The sciatic pain is associated with the hips, legs and toe and can be a result of discocated disc, tight nerve and some inappropriate condition. Sciatica is not as much serious problem and can be controlled by some simple exercises and medication. The patient can recover within a couple of weeks. Some of the tips to relieve sciatic nerve pain are as under:

As prevention, you can massage the affected areas of pain. It provides the muscle relaxation and reduces the pain.

Use ice or heat to reduce the pain. Heat is good for the blood circulation and use of both ice and heat can provide relief from inflammation.

OTC medication is very common among the patients of sciatica. These are “Over the Counter” painkillers, eg aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.

In its extreme condition, the patient can take the medicines prescribed by the doctor for the strength of the muscles and to produce a natural pain called called endorphins.

Hydrotherapy is a very effective way of how to treat sciatic nerve pain. When the patient sits in a mild warm whirlpool for some time, it provides comfort from the painful muscular contracting and his parts of the body can move better.

The sitting position matters a lot if you are the patient of sciatic nerve pain. Always try to sit with a sound support like in front of a desk on a chair with a pillow will be helpful to reduce the pain.

A very popular and effective treatment of sciatic nerve pain is acupuncture in which little needles are injected into the affected areas. It helps in healing from the sciatic nerve pain.

If the patient takes rest for a couple of days, it can make the nerve inactive. Instead, regular exercise will keep the pain away making the tissues strong, removing the weakness and supporting the spinal structure. The question is what type of exercise should be done? So the answer is to do such like exercises in which the affected areas move and stretch.

Aerobic exercise is very useful bodily activity for the sciatica pain. It includes walking, stair climbing, swimming, biking, wheeling, etc. It can relieve you from the sciatic nerve pain if you practice it just for 30 minutes daily.

Source by Diane W Riffle