If you suffer from sciatica, you’ll know how painful and debilitating the condition can be. The good news is, there are ways in which you can relieve your discomfort. For example, here at Adjustamatic Beds Ltd we offer a range of adjustable beds complete with massage therapy functions.
These products could make a great addition to your home and they may boost your quality of life.
What exactly is sciatica?
Sciatica is the name given to any kind of pain that is caused by the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. This is the longest nerve in the body, running from the back of the pelvis through the buttocks and all the way down both legs, ending at the feet.
When something interferes with it, a pain can radiate out from the lower back and down the legs to the calf. The condition varies in intensity. Some people suffer only mild discomfort, while others feel intense pain.
Sciatica is most commonly caused by a slipped disc, but in some cases there is no obvious source of the problem. This can be particularly frustrating to sufferers. Meanwhile, less common causes include spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the nerve passage in the spine, injury, infection or a growth in the spine.
Treating short-term cases
Most cases of sciatica are short-term and they will pass without any need for treatment. To relieve the symptoms of this form of sciatica, you can take over-the-counter painkillers, exercise and use hot or cold packs.
Meanwhile, persistent or chronic sciatica may require a structured exercise programme performed under the supervision of a physiotherapist. In rare cases, surgery is needed in order to control the symptoms.
It is important to remain as physically active as possible with this form of sciatica because this can reduce the severity of the symptoms. Also, regular exercise helps to strengthen the muscles that support your back and it stimulates the production of endorphins, which are natural painkilling hormones.
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Meanwhile, to ease your symptoms, you may benefit from investing in one of our adjustable beds complete with our unique Cyclo-Therapy system. These products are proven to offer pain relief for a variety of medical conditions. They can boost blood circulation and relieve joint and muscle pain.
As well as providing you with some respite, this can help to ensure you get a good night’s sleep. Having enough shuteye is really important. This can boost your general sense of wellbeing and help you cope with any ailments.
How does the Cyclo-Therapy system work?
The massage system that is built into our Adjustamatic beds uses a three-way technique. It pulsates out from the centre in a whirlpool motion while at the same time vibrating up and down and round and round. This form of therapy is well-known and respected in the medical field and it could be perfect for you.
You can choose from a number of massage settings. For example, you might simply want to relieve aches and pains. Alternatively, by opting for a higher setting, you can increase your pain threshold.