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How the Acupressure Mat can relieve your sciatica

Acupressure Mat is the best pain solution in your sciatica pain management

The term Sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that travels from the low back through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.

How to use the Acupressure Mat

Your applicator should be used just before sleep for 30 to 60 minutes depending on the severity of your condition. Place the Applicator on your bed and then lie on it, positioning your body so that the aching leg is on the applicator.

During the first 3-5 minutes a moderate pricking pain can be felt from the circles of spines. It is important to feel the pricking sensation. After the first 3-5 minutes your muscles will begin to warm and the warmth will spread around the area. A feeling of relaxation will continue through to the end of the treatment period.

Please note that some reddening of your skin is normal after using the applicator.

In order to get used to the applicator's spines, your applicator may be placed directly on your leg then you can apply some hard pressure to the Mat. In this position, your applicator can be used for up to 2 hours.

What is Sciatica

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To clarify medical terminology, the term sciatica (often misspelled as ciatica, cyatica or siatica) is often used very broadly to describe any form of pain that radiates into the leg.

However, this is not technically correct. True sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated and the pain along the sciatic nerve is caused by this nerve (radicular pain) and is called a radiculopathy. When the pain is referred to the leg from a joint problem (called referred pain), using the term sciatica is not technically correct. This type of referred pain (e.g. from arthritis or other joint problems) is quite common.

The vast majority of people who experience sciatica get better with time (usually a few weeks or months) and find pain relief with non-surgical treatment. For others, however, sciatica can be severe and debilitating.

Sciatica is more a symptom of a problem—of something compressing or irritating the nerve roots that comprise the sciatic nerve—rather than a medical diagnosis or medical disorder in an of itself.

Sciatica occurs most frequently in people between 30 and 50 years of age. Often a particular event or injury does not cause sciatica, but rather it tends to develop as a result of general wear and tear on the structures of the lower spine.

Sciatica symptoms

For some people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others, the pain might be infrequent and irritating, but has the potential to get worse. Most sciatica pain syndromes result from inflammation and will get better within two weeks to a few months.

Sciatica symptoms that may constitute a medical emergency include:

  • Progressive weakness in the leg
  • Bladder/bowel incontinence or dysfunction

In general, patients with complicating factors should contact their doctor if sciatica occurs, including people who: have been diagnosed with cancer; take steroid medication; abuse drugs; have unexplained, significant weight loss; or have HIV.


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My back becomes painful after hard housework or gardening or just exercising. I just lie on my Acupressure Mat and the aches normally completely disappear in a few minutes leaving me a nice feeling of warmth and relaxation. It is an amazing thing this mat, I would highly recommend it to everyone who's got a severe pain and doesn't know what to do. I like that it is a completely natural treatment without drugs.

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