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  • Writer's pictureDenise Eimerman

Massage Therapy for Sciatica

If you’ve suffered from Sciatica for long enough, it’s time to put a stop to it and you need massage therapy for sciatica.

For those who have or are suffering from sciatica you already know how debilitating it can be. Weeks (or months) of pure agony make you feel grateful for the moments you can sit, sleep or walk upright without pain.

If you’re suffering from sciatica, or know someone who is, massage therapy is a great source of natural pain relief. Read on to learn more!

Painkillers were the first line of treatment for Sciatica for many years until major international guidelines for the management of low back pain changed.

Changes included moving strongly away from prescription drugs due to an overwhelming amount of research that showed these pain medicines had little to no effect compared to placebo.

Instead, Dr Adrian Traeger, lead author of the research from the Musculoskeletal Health Group at the University’s School of Public Health, recommends non-medicinal approaches like yoga, heat, physiotherapy and massage therapy for Sciatica.

He said, “Until now, the recommended approach to help LBP (lower back pain) in general practice was to prescribe simple pain medicines such as paracetamol or anti-inflammatories,” said Traeger.

“If you have an uncomplicated case of recent-onset LBP, your doctor may now simply provide advice on how to remain active and non-drug methods for pain relief such as heat and massage, and arrange to see you in two weeks to make sure the pain has settled.

t’s not a fad, a hype or an advertising tactic to lure you to book a massage.

The American Massage therapy Association (AMTA) also advocated massage therapy for Sciatica following their comprehensive research which proves that massage therapy can effectively decrease pain, disability and depression associated with low back pain.

When the pain radiates past the buttocks, down the thigh, into the lower leg, and even to the foot, all on one side, it usually is sciatica.

Some people will be more prone to Sciatica than others: those who suffer from chronic back pain, obese, diabetics, smokers, office workers and couch potatoes.

To book your massage to help relieve you sciatica please give us a call at 615-689-7513 or book on our website at

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