4 Steps to Get Rid of Pain in the Butt: Sciatica
Have you ever calculated the amount of time you sit? You might be surprised. Most people sit an average of 6-8 hours a day.
If you sit for long periods, your sciatic nerve may get irritated and start causing that annoying pain in the butt.
Sciatica is defined as pain in the buttocks , usually on one side, that can travel down into your legs. It may also cause tingling and numbness which can make the feet feel as though they have fallen as asleep, and may also cause weakness in the legs.
If you think it is not so bad, then here is what can happen if you ignore the signs.
The Science Behind it:
Most of us slouch when we sit. This places increased pressure on the intervertebral disks and imbalances the muscles around the spine. Once the intervertebral disks and muscles are imbalanced small fissures or cracks develop and allow your spine’s disks to move around possibly resulting in what is known as a slipped disk.
What can you do?
One of the easiest ways to prevent pain in your sciatic nerve is for you sit with better posture.
4 Simple steps you can do now.
1. Choose a chair that has lower back support built in. You can also make your own custom back support by placing a small rolled towel or pillow in the curve of your back.
2. Your feet must touch the floor and be flat.
3. Keep your hips leveled to the ground so that your back is not doing all the work.
4. Get up and walk every hour. This helps blood circulation to the buttocks and prevents muscles from being tight.
Small changes can make a difference.
If you have the pain, make some changes. If you don’t, take charge of your health and take the step towards prevention. Your body will thank you.