What is sciatica? and how can yoga therapy help?

Sciatica pain

What is sciatica?

When you suffer from sciatica, you feel intense pain. It can be felt from the buttocks to the feet, following the course of the nerve. Among the symptoms, we can also add back pain and spinal stiffness.

This pain is caused by compression of one of the five nerve roots. It may be due to a herniated disc, osteoarthritis, a lack of elasticity of the hips, but not only. A false movement can also lead to a sharp pain that affects the entire leg. The pain comes on brutally, like an electric shock.

It is better to be careful when lifting large boxes during a move, for example.

Does therapeutic yoga help?

Passive yoga exercises allow you to bring true well-being when you suffer from sciatica.

The sciatic nerve (or rather, the sciatic nerves, since there are two of them) is the longest and thickest nerve in the human body. Lower from the lumbar to the feet. It is a mixed nerve: it carries sensory and motor information.

How can a yoga session help you relieve sciatica pain?

To begin with, in the case of sciatica, it is not advisable to stop doing physical activity for too long, at the risk of losing muscle mass. Therefore,  a tailored -made yoga practice is important so you maintain your muscular mass, improve mobility, release hormones to decrease pain and make you feel good!!

If we are active, we can help the muscle to release tension more easily. It is proven that people who are active recover faster.

Remember,  we are talking about a yoga designed for you, when we say movement, we don’t mean running a marathon!

After the therapeutic Yoga classes, allow the body to rest between 24 and 48 hours before gradually returning to normal daily activities, such as walking, mainly. Then, the intensity of these activities can be progressively increased and you will be able to come back to your daily activities including hobbies and sports.  A tailored-made Yoga practice will help you improve mobility, increase the production of endorphins and reduces pain.

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What is Cranial Osteopathy and how it can help you ?

cranialosteopathy

What is cranial osteopathy?
Cranial osteopathy is a manual therapy that acts on the joints of the skull in a non-invasive way. Its goal is to restore balance, which in turn allows you to activate the body’s self-healing process.

Cranial osteopathy therapy is based on techniques around what is known as the “primary respiratory movement” that refers to the contractions of brain structures.

Situations that can lead to physical or chemical trauma, stress, lack of sleep or a sedentary lifestyle, among others, can develop ailments in the nervous system of our body. These discomforts, if not treated in time, can lead to something more serious. Cranial osteopathy helps us to treat these ailments and pathologies in a complementary way.

As we mentioned before, osteopathy understands that the body is part of a whole. Therefore, cranial osteopathy is not only beneficial for diseases of the nervous system (such as stress), but it is also useful for treating pathologies related to the respiratory or digestive system.

What does the treatment of cranial osteopathy consist of?
First of all, the patient explains to us what symptoms they have and we carry out a series of tests such as palpation of tissues and joints, radiological examinations or mobility tests, among others.

Through this first complete examination, we can find out what the mechanical alterations are and, from there, determine what techniques we should apply to it. The treatment through this therapy consists of exerting a small painless manual pressure on your head. Thanks to these light pressures, we relieve the pain caused by sutural tensions, improve circulation, optimise the functions of the senses and we allow neurons to better develop their functions. The goal is to return the bones of the skull to their natural movement and balance.

What pathologies can be treated with cranial osteopathy?
We have already mentioned that cranial osteopathy is beneficial for pathologies related to the nervous, respiratory and even digestive systems, such as these:

Stress and anxiety.
Headaches: headaches, migraines, vertigo and dizziness.
Back and sacral pain.
Facial nerve involvement.
Problems in the organs of the senses (tics in the eye, phonation disorders, sinusitis and tinnitus).
Problems in the jaw joint (TMJ).

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