Do you suffer from pain that goes down your leg into your foot?

This pain may be caused by compression of the sciatic nerve and we can help alleviate the pain here at the Natural Health Improvement Center.

 

What can cause this compression? Constant pressure on the piriformis and gluteal muscles due to long hours of driving or extended periods of sitting or problems with discs in the lower spine.

 

Trigger Point Massage Therapy

 

Trigger-point massage therapy applies direct pressure to the piriformis muscle, which is beneath the glutes. The sciatic nerve runs right through it! 

 

This massage works to loosen the muscle and alleviate the compression that causes pain, numbness, and tingling down the affected leg. 

 

According to therapists at the American Massage Therapy Association, weekly trigger point therapy is a highly effective treatment for sciatic pain.

 

The spending on pain relief medications due to sciatica is estimated to cost Americans billions of dollars each year. A study conducted in 2003 indicated that massage therapy reduced the intake of pain-killers by as much as a third compared to other known forms of treatment. 

 

Massage therapy for sciatica pain may require multiple sessions, but relief can last for two to three months. It is important that the sufferer take care to see that the conditions that caused the sciatica pain are avoided, and your therapist will help you to identify what these are.

 

Exercise is highly recommended to relieve pain, Ice helps and home treatments will be recommended to keep the pain from returning.

 

Schedule your treatment today!

Call 708-636-5555 to schedule an appointment with Sam Margaret Wolf, Board Certified, State Licensed Massage Therapist.

 

You’ll be glad you did!