• Jessica Kersten

How to Use a Tennis Ball to Relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain and Back Pain

Updated: Feb 21, 2019

Article source: "TheHeartySoul.com"

If you have back pain or sciatic nerve pain, you’re not alone. Globally, one out of 10 people suffers from lower back pain, and back pain is also the number one cause of job disability worldwide.


The problem appears to be particularly prevalent in the US. According to estimates, as many as eight out of 10 Americans struggle with back pain, and this affliction has now become a primary cause of pain killer addiction.


I was one of its victims because I failed to appreciate the dangers of excessive sitting and suffered with low back pain for many years. Now I firmly believe back pain can be successfully treated using a combination of posture-correcting exercises and strictly limiting sitting.


Sadly, opioid drugs are typically prescribed as a first line of treatment for back pain,1not exercise, and these drugs have now surpassed both heroin and cocaine as the leading cause of fatal drug overdoses in the US.