Sciatica is a painful condition which causes pain in the lower back and upper thighs. Abnormal compression of the sciatic nerve is the cause of sciatic pain. Therefore many factors may contribute to sciatica, including:

  • Weight gain
  • Low activity
  • Injury

Sciatic pain requires fast treatment. Patients who do not treat their pain quickly may suffer terribly, and so seeking out one of the many treatment options available is a wise idea.

1. Foam Rolling

Patients can use a foam roller to help the sciatic pain. Rolling the foam roller along the muscles can relieve tension, thereby reducing pain levels. Most sports stores and physiotherapist’s offices sell foam rollers. Home use of foam rollers is easy. Tutorials and videos are easy to find online using Google and YouTube. Therefore foam rollers make a great, inexpensive treatment option.