Sciatica causes pain most notably in the lower back and upper thighs. Abnormal compression of the sciatic nerve is the cause of sciatic pain. Contributing factors to the compression of the sciatic nerve include weight gain, low activity, and injury. It is better to treat sciatica quickly, as delayed treatment results in longer periods of suffering.
Patients can use a foam roller to help the sciatic pain. Rolling the foam roller along the muscles can relieve tension, thereby reducing pain levels. Most sports stores and physiotherapist's offices sell foam rollers. Home use of foam rollers is easy. Tutorials and videos are easy to find online using Google and YouTube. Therefore foam rollers make a great, inexpensive treatment option.
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