back, back pain, back injury, back strain, soar back, herniated disc, sciatica
 

Questions?
1-866-237-9608

Questions?
1-866-237-9608

Letters From Our Customers:

Questions?
1-866-237-9608


Questions?
1-866-237-9608


Questions?
1-866-237-9608


Questions?
1-866-237-9608


What is sciatica?

Location of the sciatic nerve

Sciatica, alternatively referred to as lumbar radiculopathy, is more appropriately a symptom rather than a diagnosis is more appropriately a symptom rather than a diagnosis since sciatica pain is derived from an irritation of the sciatic nerve. The function of a nerve includes relaying messages back and forth between your muscles and your brain.

While the true injury usually resides in the vertebrae and the muscles surrounding the lower spine, the pain is referred to the legs, thighs and even the feet. This is the case because the sciatic nerve, responsible for transferring sensory and motor information between the spine and legs, runs from the lower back (lumbar spine) where it exits the spinal canal, which houses the spinal cord, and then the main nerve carries down through the pelvis and splits into each leg. Thus, any pressure on the sciatic nerve resulting from a herniated disc in the lower spine, for example, refers pain into the legs.Sciatic pain can range from cramping sensations to shooting pain in the hip or down the leg as well as constant pain in the buttock and lower back.

Success Stories

True sciatica is technically defined by a pinching of the sciatic nerve. Typically those between the ages of 30 and 50 are more prone to back injury, most likely due to heavy physical labour or simply an over-exertion of the spine and surrounding muscles. Sciatica can be triggered by certain activities such as physical stress, poor posture and weight gain which increases pressure on the lower back.Generally, activities such as climbing stairs, walking, straightening the leg, and running agravate the nerve and increase the pain.

Location of the L4-5 vertebra in the spine

While a herniated disc in the lower back, from the lumbar vertebra L4-5 through the sacral vertebra S1-3,is the most common cause, other sources of sciatic nerve damage may include:

  • spinal stenosis

  • degenerative disc disease

  • isthmic spondylolisthesis

Other related conditions: piriformis syndrome and sacroiliac joint dysfunction

The variety of the aforementioned causes of your sciatica emphasizes the importance of a proper diagnosis. Generally, sciatica can be resolved by identifying and treating the underlying cause. An MRI, CT scan, or nerve function test may be necessary in order to determine the specific cause of your sciatica.

Although sciatica often gets better without any treatment, the healing process can be enhanced by following a few simple guidelines. Most episodes of sciatica are once-in-a-lifetime; however, some people have a tendency to have a flare-up occasionally. It may be necessary to adopt a lifestyle of preventive measures if you're prone to sciatica.

How to Order

Comfort measures for dealing with sciatic nerve problems may include physical therapy to help with muscle pain. If the pain is too intense for deep muscle massage, the therapist will often use sound wave technology such as our home therapeutic ultrasound system. Ultrasound therapy has been proven beneficial in stimulating blood flow to the muscle mass.


safety information



Inferno Wrap for the Back

An Inferno Wrap Energy Device for the back is one of the most helpful tools for a wide variety of sciatic back pain related problems. Through the use of the patented energy web, tissues are safely and gently heated - increasing blood flow within the treated area. Your bodys natural response to this increased temperature is to try to maintain a condition of homeostasis in a balanced environment (basically your body increases blood flow to the heated area in an attempt to drop the temperature). With the rapid increase in blood flow to the area (a term known as vasodilation), there is an increase in the supply of nutrients to injured cells and toxins get flushed out (including lactic acid, commonly found in trigger points) which promotes healing. Our Inferno Wrap for the Back provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief with no side effects.

Our Hot/Cold Compression Wraps are recommended as the top wrap by Leading Health Institutes like, Cleveland Clinic, several professional sports organizations, and countless medical professionals. That's why we sell them, because they are the best. We have noticed over time that our customers are so fond of our cold wraps that they are frequently coming back and ordering a second one - this way they can heat or cool one while wearing the other. The wraps are becoming very popular with baseball and soccer trainers, and the wraps can be conveniently stored in a cooler for quick application on the field when needed.

xyliss ultrasound

Ultrasound therapy is also a helpful tool for pain prevention of sciatic nerve related problems, and having a portable ultrasound device at home can be a powerful and convenient treatment tool. If you have symptoms or are recovering from a sciatic related injury or problem, using ultrasound on a regular basis before your activity or throughout the day will help relax your muscles, tendons and tissues, diminish pain and inflammation, soften scar tissue and contribute greatly to the healing of your injury.

Order Now

If you suffer from pain after certain activities or movements use ultrasound therapy when you complete the activity and then rest. Limit the application of ultrasound to a couple of treatments per day (the manual will recommend treatment frequency depending upon the injury). In between ultrasound treatments, maximize your pain relief and injury recovery by using the Inferno Wraps™. When you're on the go, and not near an electrical outlet, take advantage of the "were anywhere" concept of our hot/cold wraps - the highest rated wraps in the industry. Proven Performance, Proven Relief - only found at MendMeShop.com. If you have been given a treatment plan by your health professional, make sure you adhere to it to ensure pain free living. In general, people who are committed to their therapies and exercises will have the best medical outcomes.


Do you have more questions?

We encourage you to contact our office directly with any questions you may have or advice on treating your back injuries, whiplash injuries or sciatica. You can be assured all your questions will be answered in a thorough and courteous manner by our trained staff.

Feel free to email us at contact@AidYourBack.com.

Our toll free number is available during regular business hours - Continental US and Canadian 1-866-237-9608 or International Callers 705 445 3505

Our Office Hours

Monday , Tuesday 9:00am to 10:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Wed to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)

We wish you a great day and we look forward to hearing from you.


 

Back Facts:


Questions?
1-866-237-9608