A lot of people experience back pain and sciatic nerve pain. Back pain is fairly self-explanatory and approximately 80% of all people will experience this type of pain in their lives. Sciatic nerve pain, on the other hand, is often confused with back pain but is a different story altogether.
The sciatic nerves are the biggest nerves in the human system, and there’s one on either side of the body. They run from the lower spine (which is why they get confused with lower back pain) down through the backside, the thighs and back of the legs, and down to the tips of the toes.
Back pain and sciatic nerve pain – known simply as sciatica – can cause a lot of discomfort and may even affect your quality of life. This pain may prevent you from doing everyday tasks, reduce positive thinking, and be a hindrance in general. Worse still, countless people around the world deal with this every day and don’t know how to manage it!
But what if I told you that there was one very simple and easy trick to preventing this type of pain, and all it takes is an inexpensive item that you might already have in your home? Here’s how to stop sciatic nerve pain and back pain with just a tennis ball – as well as pain in different areas of the body!
HOW TO STOP SCIATIC NERVE PAIN AND BACK PAIN WITH JUST A TENNIS BALL
1. ACHING BACK
Is your back feeling a little sore? This is likely the most popular use for tennis balls when it comes to pain relief, so you may have heard of this trick before. Here’s how to do it.
- Step 1: You’ll need two tennis balls.
- Step 2: Lie on your back on the balls. Position them so that they lie between your tailbone and your ribs.
- Step 3: Shift your pelvis back and forth or side to side, allowing the balls to slowly move through the lower back with ease. Breathe deeply as you do so.
- Step 4: Continue to do this for around 5 minutes.
2. PAIN IN HANDS
It’s not unusual to feel pain in the hands that can be relieved with a tennis ball. Usually, you feel this discomfort in your palms, fingers, or flexor muscles, typically manifesting as a type of tension. Here’s how to ease it.
- Step 1: Place the affected hand on top of a tennis ball.
- Step 2: Place the other hand over the affected hand. This will provide more pressure.
- Step 3: Press down against the ball with your whole body weight, pressing into it and keeping it steady. Maintain for 60 seconds.
- Step 4: Now, still applying some pressure, move the ball around your hand in up-and-down motions. Continue for around 3 minutes.
3. HIP PAIN
There’s a variety of sciatica that can occur around the hip areas. Typically, though, hip pain occurs due to muscle tension occurring in muscles such as:
- Gluteus Maximus (hip extensor muscle)
- Medius (thick radiating muscle)
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