Sciatica is when the sciatic nerve, running from the hips to the feet is irritated and causing pain, tingling and numbness. Heat packs, which can also be used cold, are highly recommended for use as pain relief, and WheatyBags® come in a wide range of shapes and designs that can be used wherever they are required on the body to lessen the pains of sciatica.
The use of hot and cold treatments for some people is very effective in soothing and comforting the painful area. Some people find that applying heat to the problem area can help relieve the pain. Similarly, applying something cold to the areas affected can also have a soothing effect, and often it is recommended to alternate the two treatments to maximise their effectiveness.