Anti-inflammatory drugs - Only temporary relief
Anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen are commonly used to ease sciatica pain. Medication use in general should be avoided wherever possible as it carries with it its own side effects and complications.
Heat and Ice - Ineffective
Applied alternatively, heat packs and ice packs can be used but are often impractical to apply and often ineffective.
Steroid injections - Painful with side-effects
A painful and short term solution, steroid injections are often given as epidurals but show no long term benefits and carry side effects such as fat atrophy and depigmentation around the injection site.
Physical Therapy - Expensive and slow
Core strengthening exercises as well as back exercises can be effective. Treatment can be expensive and lengthy when given by a physiotherapist.
Surgical Intervention - High risk, potentially expensive and painful
Typically only recommended for severe back pain which is not relieved by conventional treatments.
Sciaticalm - Proven, quick, painless & inexpensive
Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) has been shown to ease pain for hours after treatment. Sciaticalm is the only portable treatment available for sciatica which can be used at home or at work in a safe and side-effect free way.
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A 10 page, illustrated guide to sciatica and lower back pain which will help you understand the condition and manage your pain.