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What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from your lower back down the back of each leg.

Symptoms

  • Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often, the pain extends from the lower back all the way through the back of your thigh and down through your leg. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes.For some people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and disabling. For others, the sciatica pain might be infrequent and irritating, but has the potential to get worse.
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting
  • Hip pain
  • Burning or tingling down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or a hard time moving the leg or foot
  • A constant pain on one side of the rear

A shooting pain that makes it hard to stand up

What Causes Sciatica?

There are a number of conditions that cause
pressure on the Sciatic nerve and the pain associated with Sciatica. These include:

Sciatica results from irritation of the sciatic roots in your lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine. This irritation may be caused by:

  • Repetitive injuries such as sitting or standing for long stretches
  • Sports injuries
  • Inflammation in the body

Additional causes for Sciatica may include:

  • Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal in your lower back)
  • Degenerative disk disease (breakdown of disks, which act as cushions between the vertebrae)
  • Spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another one)
  • Pregnancy
  • Muscle spasm in the back or buttocks

Treatment

Most people with sciatica feel better after self-care activities or at-home remedies like:

  • Using cold or hot packs
  • Stretching
  • Yoga
  • Taking over-the-counter pain medication
  • NSAIDS or other over the counter pain medications and rubs can be effective if tolerated.

You've come to the right place.

Ultrasound is a great choice to treat Sciatica. In fact, Sciatica is one of the main reasons people choose Sonic Relief especially when nothing else seems to work.
  • Ultrasonic sound waves are pulsed into the affected and sciatic nerve at a million vibrations per second.
  • The sound waves penetrate the skin and surface layers causing the soft tissue to vibrate. This produces increased blood flow to the area to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation and thereby relieve pain.
  • Increased blood flow also delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the tissue, removes cell waste and aids healing. Regular ultrasound therapy on your sciatica relieves pain and speeds the healing process.

How to use your Sonic Relief to treat Sciatica

  • Apply a quarter size dollop of ultrasound gel on the area of pain just above your buttocks, or back of thigh or back of calf (directly over the sciatic nerve)
  • Turn on the Sonic Relief device to the “high” setting.
  • Apply the sound head directly over the gel and move slowly in a small circular motion no wider than 3 – 4 inches.
  • Add more gel if the gel begins to dry out.
  • Sonic Relief will shut off after 10 minutes at which time the treatment is complete.
  • Wipe the gel from skin and the sound head with a soft cloth or paper towel.
  • You may treat multiple areas one after the other – ie, lower back, followed by thigh, followed by calf and left side, right side as needed.
  • Put the Sonic Relief back in the charger to be ready anytime you need it for sciatica or any other soft tissue pain or injury.
  • Treat each area up to 3 times per day for 2 weeks. Then treat as needed.
  • Good idea: keep your Sonic Relief by your bedside. Do your treatment before you go to sleep for a chance at a pain free night. Then first thing in the morning  to start the day off right.  Then try to get a 3rd treatment in during the day – either before or after an activity that generally exacerbates your pain (before exercise, or gardening, or long drives).

Really helped fix my sciatica

I have been struggling with my sciatica for about 6 months. It’s been almost depressing how much it limited my movement. I was hobbling like an old man (I’m only 53 – some might call that old!). This little device started working after the first treatment to help with the sciatica pain in my left leg. I can’t say enough about it and tell all my work colleagues.

Nick D