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Sciatica is a severe leg or back pain that can knock you off your feet for months, but with the right treatment, you can usually be rid of symptoms in a few weeks. Sciatica isn’t actually a condition itself and is usually a symptom of another leg or back issue that causes the sciatic nerve (the nerve that runs from your hips down to your feet) becomes irritated. For more information on what sciatica is and what causes it, read our sciatica information pack here.

Sciatica can be difficult to treat as everyone’s symptoms are slightly different, but the right pain relief can make treating sciatica so much easier.

How Do Heat Pads Help with Sciatica Pain Relief?

The NHS recommends heat treatment for sciatica as heat gets blood flowing to the affected area, relieves pain, helps muscles stay flexible, and boosts your mood. All of these are just what you need to get back on your feet when sciatica has you laid low.

Applying an electric heat pad directly to the source of your sciatica pain will help improve circulation to the area your body needs it most, and, if you’re having treatment for the underlying condition that’s causing sciatica, using a therapeutic heat pad is likely to make that treatment more effective. Electric heat pads give you full control over the temperature of your heat treatment, and you can turn it up, down, on, or off at the push of a button. Hot water bottles are not recommended by the NHS as one of the symptoms of sciatica can be a numb feeling, meaning you can burn your skin without realising it. Every heat pad on our website is subject to strict quality and safety checks, meaning they all feature overheat protection systems that shut the heat pad off if they ever overheat. You can browse and buy with complete peace of mind, and if you have any questions, give us a call or use the live chat function at the bottom of your screen to speak to one of our friendly customer service experts.

A regular heat therapy treatment from a heat pad alongside some sciatica exercises means you can effectively treat sciatica at home in most cases. Electric heat pads come in a range of shapes and sizes and many are made from different materials, so we’ve put together a massive range to make sure there’s something here to help you beat sciatica. With heat pads from renowned brands like Homefront, Sweet Dreams, and Beurer, there’s sure to be something to fit your requirements and budget. Click the heat pads above to learn more about them and how they can help you fight off sciatica and get back your independence.

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