People searching Sciatica nerve Melbourne for a solution to their sciatica nerve condition is more common than people searching for back pain.
Whilst our clinic specialises in both chronic back pain and sciatica nerve pain, we often are surprised by the amount of people who come into our clinic suffering from severe sciatica nerve pain here in Melbourne.
In this article we will focus on why your sciatica nerve is causing your pain. If you are lucky enough to live locally then we have a solution for you at our sciatica nerve Melbourne clinic in Richmond, however if you do not live in Melbourne we can recommend some the right approach that should be taken to rectify our sciatica nerve pain.
The most common cause of sciatica nerve pain is poor postural muscles resulting in poor posture. The most effective way to get a poor posture is to weaken the most important postural muscle of them all the gluteus maximus muscles, or the major hip muscles. And the best way to weaken this muscles is to sit on your bum all day every day like most people who live in big cities like Melbourne do. Most of us wake of a morning, sit for breakfast, sit on the train or in the car on the way to work or study, then sit all day at a desk working away, only for us to sit on the commute home, then like most end the day seated on the couch watching tv.
If you break your arm, put it in a cast, after a few short weeks your arm muscles completely waste away. The same goes for many living in Melbourne who do not use their major gluteal or hip muscles, they fade away and weaken which directly leads to sciatica nerve pain.
How does weak gluteal muscles lead to sciatica nerve pain?
When the major muscles of the hip (gluteus maximus) the deeper muscles that are designed to rotate the hip inwards and outwards end up carrying the load and function of the gluteus maximus muscle. As they are not designed to carry this load, they quickly become overloaded, shorten and contract. The problem for the sciatica nerve is that is runs or descends through the pelvis right next to the deep rotators of the hip. When the deep hip muscles are shortened they internally rotate the hip which can lead to inference of the sciatic nerve, which can lead to pain.
What is the best way to relieve my sciatica nerve pain?
Long held static stretching of the deep hip muscles. For best sciatica nerve pain relief, have a 10-20min hot bath prior to stretching.
Place a heat pack on both the hip muscles and lower back.
Carry out body weighted squats aiming to keep your knees over your ankles. This will ensure your hips open up and provide relief from your sciatica nerve pain.
If you live local then please call our sciatica nerve melbourne clinic where one of our friendly staff can find the next available appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and providing a permanent solution to your sciatica nerve pain here in Melbourne.