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Use a Tennis Ball to Relieve Sciatica Pain Fast

80% of people in the United States will experience some form of back pain (also known as “vein pain”) during their lifetime. That’s too many days spent on the sidelines, just getting through the day-to-day tasks.

Determining what might be causing your back pain isn’t always easy, as most back pain starts days, sometimes even weeks or months, before the first symptoms appear. This makes it difficult to connect the pain to its root cause.

We know that sports injuries, car accidents, inactivity, obesity, and poor posture are the most common culprits. What precautions can be taken to reduce back strain?

7 ways to prevent lower back pain
Exercise at least twice a week. You’ll strengthen your back muscles by improving your flexibility and balance. Don’t know where to start? Try gentle yoga to start.
Drink water! A good guideline is to measure half your body weight in ounces.
Take breaks when sitting for long periods of time. Stand up from time to time and distribute your weight evenly on both legs.
Consider supplementing with vitamin D and k2. Check with your doctor before starting any new regimen.
Stretch before bed. Sleep on your side if possible.
Stop smoking. We all know the risks to cardiovascular health, but did you know that smoking reduces blood flow to the lower back and can lead to spinal disc degeneration? Better reasons to kick the habit.
Sometimes we all have back pain. The most common method of treatment is simply “wait and see” – in most cases, back pain will go away on its own within a month. Many people find relief with acupuncture, chiropractic care, or anti-inflammatory herbs like ginger, curcumin, and boswellia.

Another amazingly effective treatment method is the tennis ball.

Tennis Ball Therapy – How It Works
How can a simple tennis ball ease your vein pain? It works by pressing and treating trigger points in the piriformis muscle, which is located next to your sciatic nerve. When the weight of your body presses on the part of your back that causes pain, your muscles become weak and weak. You’ll also improve your mobility and increase circulation.

Combining the benefits of massage, acupressure and reflexology, you can put yourself in charge of your healing journey. With the tennis ball, you’re relieving muscle tension and soothing your sore muscles.

How to treat a tennis ball
Tennis ball massage is known as “self-stimulation point therapy” because you can do the treatment yourself, and it can be done in the comfort of your own home. As this treatment method becomes more and more popular and information circulates, it is very important to make sure you are doing it right.

Get started by watching this tutorial video:

Then try it yourself:

  1. Lie on a tennis ball.
  2. Adjust the tennis ball to fit exactly where your back or butt hurts.
  3. Relax and roll up and down on the ball, holding the ball on the most painful area for 30-60 seconds.
  4. Move the tennis ball to the next painful area and repeat.

Total time spent: 5-10 minutes.

Just like a deep tissue massage, you will feel some pain at first, but don’t worry, you will soon feel better.

More serious back pain
What if you take precautions and try tennis ball therapy and your back doesn’t get better…now what? If you suffer from chronic back pain, you should always see a specialist when the symptoms start to affect your daily life. Planning your life around your symptoms or stopping activities due to pain may indicate it’s time to schedule an appointment or call our office at (949) 397-6699 to discuss a personalized treatment plan.

Chiropractic care and gentle back adjustments can help reduce your pain; massage therapy relieves muscle tension and increases blood circulation. The combination of the two is especially effective, and regular treatment can help maintain proper posture, improve range of motion, and keep your spine aligned, ending your back pain once and for all.

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