Our videos are tailored to individuals with the aim of understanding and improving the pain that is experienced as a result of Sciatica. Some simple education, advice, exercises and stretches that you can do at home may be able to help ease the pain caused and improve your strength and flexibility. You should aim to do these exercises every day, alongside extra activities, particularly walking or swimming. Your pain can start to ease within 2 weeks and can sometimes pass within 6 weeks. Below you will begin to get a feel for the videos offered by back pain online and the lengths that we go to reduce the pain being experienced. The videos are designed to make the exercises easy to understand and easy to do. Videos are delivered daily with 100s available!
"I’m a working mum and feel way too young to have back pain. I put the kids to bed, watch my videos and do my exercises. I can now cope with much more and get far less pain. Really like the programme so far and honestly feel I am helping my future "
Sciatica is caused when the sciatic nerve which runs from your lower back down to your feet is irritated. The pain or numbness is usually felt in your buttock, posterior thigh and into the calf and foot. The sciatic nerve is the longest in the body, it runs from your spinal cord, through your hips, buttocks and then branches down each leg. The nerve function is to control and feel your legs. We strongly advise that you try and address these symptoms as soon as they begin to arise.
Our Sciatica Back Pain Relief Treatments provide a tailored video plan allowing you to work towards better mobility and a reduction in back pain. All of our videos are easy to follow and replicate throughout the day - we know that people have busy lives but setting aside 5-10 minutes is all that is needed. Start your journey to a pain-free back today.
It is always important for users to see the style of videos prior to signing up for the trial - Below we have included one of the 6 minute videos so you can get a feel for the presentation style of Graeme and Toby. All of the videos are educational and provide not only actionable exercises but also some context as to why the exercises are being done. Check out the video below:
While sciatica is usually a result of a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the nerve, any irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can cause symptoms of sciatica. Sciatica can also occur because of irritation of the sciatic nerve during pregnancy.
Common causes include a prolapsed disk: when soft tissue between the bones in your spine pushes out. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the part of your spine where nerves pass through. Spondylolisthesis is when one of the bones in your spine slips out of position or another back injury.
In addition to this, some common symptoms of sciatica include lower back pain, pain in the back of your leg, hip pain, burning or tingling down your leg, weakness, numbness, difficulty moving and shooting pains. Sciatica usually affects only one side of the body and the pain usually radiates from your lower spine to your toes but this is dependent on where the irritation is predominantly based. Your symptoms may be worse when moving, sneezing or coughing. You may also have back pain but this is usually not as bad as the pain in your bottom, legs or feet.
Sciatica symptoms are usually the most severe in the early stages of the diagnosis. When compression and inflammation of the sciatic nerve are at their greatest. It’s common for the pain to gradually reduce after this time until it is completely cured. In rare occasions that there is progressive weakness in the legs and loss of bowel and bladder function, this is known as cauda equina syndrome. If these symptoms are experienced, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Understanding the possible causes of Sciatica is an important step to preventing onset of symptoms. We have a series of Education videos on this very matter.
Exercising often can help strengthen your back and core muscles which is the key to maintaining a healthy back. Minding your posture is also important, making sure that your sit sensibly, and lift and shift objects safely. Minding how you move is very important. We have videos within our platform demonstrating how it is best to avoid combining the three movements of the spine: flexion and extension, side bending right and left, and rotation right and left.
With our Sciatica home treatment, the stretches & gentle exercises that we offer are all aimed and educating and providing rehabilitation to those who are having back pain as a result of sciatica. Our backs are extremely important and taking the time to fix the pain being experienced is vitally important.
Mobility - Helping you to stretch muscles and mobilise joints making it easier for you to move.
Strength - Improve on any areas of weakness that need to be tackled
Skill - Perfecting your exercises will allow you to see the best possible results
When you are first diagnosed with sciatica, your doctor will give you a few tips and tricks for treating your sciatica pain. You should try to continue your daily activities as normally as possible. Laying in bed or sitting down for long periods of time will often do more harm than good. Some of the most common at-home treatments are explained further below. All of our videos are here to help you with Sciatica and are tailored to each individual following the initial assessment.
Apply an ice pack to the affected area for twenty minutes a day, several times a day, during the first few days you experience the pain. This could help reduce swelling and ease the pain.
You can also use heat packs or a heating pad. It is usually recommended that you use ice during the first few days and then switch to heat. If you continue to have pain try alternating between the two.
The more you stay active, the more endorphins your body will release. Endorphins are pain relievers made by your body. Stick to low excursions activities, to begin with, such as walking and swimming. As your pain slowly gets better, you can then create a regimen including aerobics, core stability and strength training. These components can decrease your risk of back problems in the future. All of the exercises within the videos here at BPO are designed to have a very positive impact on the pain being experienced from Sciatica.