The Sciatic Pain Relief Cushion is a class 1 medical device designed to alleviate the pressure on the sciatic nerve while sitting allowing the nerve space and time to heal. By placing the cushion on your seat every time you sit you are able to stretch your sciatic nerve whilst reducing the increased pressure the nerve experiences during sitting. This cushion is specifically designed for people who have sciatica pain symptoms that are aggravated or exacerbated while sitting or seated. It is easy to use and safe.
Use Discount Code 'SH01'
Some people report significant reductions in pain within a few days whilst others the improvements creep up on them over a couple of weeks. The first thing everyone notices is they are able to sit more comfortably for longer with reduced pain. With acute sciatica, pain levels can be very high and your nerve is healing slowly so initial effects of the cushion maybe subtle. It is important to use the cushion all the time. At this stage anything that helps take the edge off the pain is a welcome relief. Many people notice a significant difference when they do not use the cushion while recovering. Be patient and use the cushion consistently as you recover.
How the Sciatic Pain Relief Cushion works
Pressure and stretch
When you have sciatica the sciatic nerve is hypersensitive to any stimulation. Small amounts of stimulation can cause excessive pain. One of the keys to recovering from sciatic pain is to calm the nerve from over stimulation. Nerves are highly sensitive to the mechanical stimulus of stretch and pressure – both of these stimulae happen when you sit, which is why sitting often is uncomfortable if you have sciatica. Appropriate stretching can be beneficial for sciatica, but stretching while the nerve is under pressure can be painful. The Sciatic Pain Relief Cushion allows gentle stretching of the sciatic nerve while sitting without the pressure.
Pressure and stretch
Pressure Mapping to show sciatic nerve off loading.
-This image is of an individual sat on an office chair with no cushion.
-The red areas show the areas of the highest pressure.
-these are in the region of the sciatic nerve.
-the highest pressure shown is 256 mm of mercury (a unit of pressure)
-This image is with the Sciatic Pain Relief Cushion on the same chair, with the same individual, facing the same way.
-There is an overall reduction in the interface pressure (NO red areas are seen)
-The region on the sciatic nerve is shown as a similar pressure as the rest of the seated tissue.
-There is an area showing pressure which is the pressure mat being supported on the cushion.
-The peak pressure is now 63mm Hg a reduction of more than 75%.
How to use the cushion
Place the cushion with the gap closest to the back of the chair.
Rotate the cushion so the gap is under the side in need of pain relief.
The unique gap in the cushion reduces pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Other Sitting Pain Conditions
The Sciatic Pain Relief Cushion was designed primarily to assist individuals suffering from lumbopelvic radiculopathy syndrome (LRS) commonly referred to as sciatica. This accounts for around 85% of the cases of sciatic pain symptoms. There are other conditions that can cause sciatic pain and although less common than back related issues can still cause significant pain and affect the quality of day to day life. Conditions where the Sciatic Pain Relief Cushion may also provide some relief are:
-Pelvic Girdle Pain - Affects women during pregnancy
-Deep Gluteal Syndrome – previously known as Piriforms Syndrome
-High (or proximal) hamstring Tendinopathy
-Recovery following surgery for Deep Gluteal Syndrome when sitting is difficult.