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Rain generally comes with a drop in barometric pressure. A low-pressure system you may have heard from the local weather forecast. Lower pressure outside can cause tissues inside the body to swell and irritate sensitive nerves. For those who have sciatic nerve pain, rainy, hot, humid weather can cause the nerve tissues to expand causing increased compression, inflammation, and pain.
For anyone who is prone to inflammation, there are ways to cope with rainy weather-related symptoms, including:
Easing the pain can also be done through:
Going on a trip whether road or flight, seats might not be comfortable or supportive. Tips that can help maintain comfort to mitigate the pain, include:
Chiropractors know the whole musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic massage therapy induces deep muscles relaxation and the release of endorphins/natural painkillers. A regular spa massage can release sore muscles and tension, chiropractic massage focuses on soothing and healing sciatica. Adjustments or spinal manipulations allow the disc/s rest back into position and relieve the pressure on the sciatic nerve. This will lessen the pain and generate nerve signal flow and mobility.
Fat, also known as adipose tissue, contributes to overall body weight. This is also the type that individuals want to get rid of when talking about weight loss. Two different kinds of fat:
National Institutes of Health. (2019.) “Sciatica.” medlineplus.gov/sciatica.html.
StatPearls [Internet]. (2020) “Anatomy, Sciatic Nerve.” www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK482431/
Zwart, J A et al. “Warm and cold sensory thresholds in patients with unilateral sciatica: C fibers are more severely affected than A-delta fibers.” Acta neurologica Scandinavica vol. 97,1 (1998): 41-5. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0404.1998.tb00607.x
Zwart, John-Anker, and Trond Sand. “Repeatability of dermatomal warm and cold sensory thresholds in patients with sciatica.” The European spine journal: official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society vol. 11,5 (2002): 441-6. doi:10.1007/s005860100333
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