Sciatic Nerve

Orthopedic positioning cushion to release the sciatic nerve

There are two sciatic nerves originating in the lumbar vertebras and traveling down each leg to the feet. Inflammation is the result of pressure or irritation at the base of the nerve, causing numbness or, sometimes, more vivid and intense pain. Among the many causes; such as excess weight, lack of exercise, lower back injuries and inappropriate footwear, we also posture, including symmetrical sleeping positions. Thus, an adequate sleeping position can prevent or reduce sciatic nerve pain.

Aligning the legs with a cushion reduces inflammation of the sciatic nerve

Several regions that undergo additional pressure when sleeping on the side, directly affect the sciatic nerve. In fact, sleeping on your side increases the pressure on each of the critical areas where the sciatic nerve travels. Thus, the lumbar region undergoes a twist where the sciatic nerve originates. Buttocks and thigh, depending on the side that we sleep on, are crushed or in an unbalanced position. The calf and foot continue to experience tension even in sleep mode, which increases the inflammation of the sciatic nerve.

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Knee cushion Symbia 03” balances the weight suffered by each leg, aligns and straightens the pelvis and lumbar region.

Limit the pressure on the sciatic nerve by raising legs

Sleeping on your back is more beneficial for the sciatic nerve due to the balanced supportof the body on the mattress. Elongated in the horizontal position, the lumbar and gluteal muscles are solicited. Risks aggravating the inflammation and pain are reduced, but there is always pressure on the nerve due to muscle contraction which is still present.

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The Symbia 08° cushions raises legs in a neutral position, which limits pressure in the lower back and pelvis by generating a smooth mid-body tilt.