Kinesiology Taping for Sciatica and Lower Back Pain

Theratape Sciatica Have you ever suffered from Sciatica?  For those not familiar with this lower back affliction, sciatica usually results from a herniated disc or bone spur, causing pressure on the sciatic nerve and often resulting in inflammation and pain in the lower back and hips. In severe cases, the burning pain can travel all the way down the back of the leg to the foot.  Common treatments include medications and a combination of physical therapy, exercise and kinesiology taping. If left untreated, sciatica can worsen over time, so be proactive about treating this condition.  Speak to your doctor or physical therapist before beginning any treatments on your own, but don’t be surprised if your doctor doesn’t mention physical therapy, exercise or kinesiology taping as potential treatment options.  According to an article published by the American Physical Therapy Association, a recent study showed less than a third of primary care physicians recommended exercise and physical therapy as a treatment for sciatica, despite recommendations from the American College of Rheumatology and the American Pain Society.  If you doctor doesn't mention these treatment options, be sure to ask.

Kinesiology Tape Application Instructions for Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

SpiderTech Lower BackKinesiology tape can help relieve pain, inflammation, and spasms associated with sciatic nerve pain. In addition to cutting strips from rolls of tape, there are precut applications that specifically target  the lower back, such as the Kindmax Precut Lower Back Support. Kinesio tape’s ability to provide support can also reduce risk of further injury, and its pain relieving properties can help you stick to an exercise plan designed to treat your sciatica. This following video demonstrates the correct technique for applying the Kinesio Tape Precut Lower Back application to help reduce pressure on the lower back.

Precut Back Tape Application Instructions from Kinesio Tape

http://youtu.be/TJiY0ihtgPc Downloadable application instructions for lower back pain relief from the makers of StrengthTape. May is “Back” month at Theratape.com – 33% off select precut lower back applications until May 31st. Theratape is now on Pinterest, stop by and check us out!

Kinesiology Taping for Sciatica and Lower Back Pain

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RockTape HookGrip Tape for Thumbs

$22.00

HookGrip tape is designed to protect the thumbs of weightlifters when using the hookgrip* technique. Instead of a standard 16\' roll of RockTape, HookGrip Tape is precut into 32 strips, each 2" wide by 6" long - the perfect size for any thumb. Strips tear off easily for quick application. THat means less time taping and more time lifting!

  • protects thumbs and enhances grip during high volume barbell lifts
  • approved for use in all competition as long as thumb tip is not covered
  • developed with CrossFit legend Jason Khalipa, exclusively for RockTape
  • 32 strips = 16 lifting sessions per roll
  • 2" (5cm) width works for all thumbs
  • no scissors required - just tear off and apply

* Hookgrip - a method of holding a barbell by gripping the thumb between the barbell and the fingers, increasing grip strength when performing heavy lifts

RockSauce Ice Pain Relieving Gel

$43.00

The 3 oz size comes in a convenient roll-on applicator that allows you to apply Ice wherever and whenever you need it without getting it on your hands - no more burning eyes after rubbing on a liniment and forgetting to wash your hands! The 32 oz (946 ml) pump bottle is ideal for clinical settings.

And, to top it off, RockSauce Ice can be used as a skin prep before applying kinesiology tape or directly through the tape at any time!



    • 3 oz roll-on applicator Ices the target area, not your hands

    • 32 oz pump bottle is great for clinics and training rooms

    • can also be used as a skin prep - apply to skin then wipe away excess before taping

    • 6% menthol - stronger than other topical analgesics

    • cooling sensation lasts for hours after application

    • store in the fridge for extra-strength relief



RockSauce Fire Skin Prep and Pain Reliever

$43.00

Say hello to hot! RockSauce is a topical pain relief cream that works by providing incredibly strong heating sensations that last for hours – with powerful ingredients like menthol and capsaicin that work together to soothe sore joints and muscles. Best of all, it can be used with RockTape – it soaks right through, without compromising stickiness – delivering pain relief in combination with the power of kinesiology tape. Available in 2 sizes:



    • 6% menthol - stronger than other topical analgesics

    • cooling sensation lasts for hours after application

    • store in the fridge for extra-strength relief

    • can be used as skin prep before taping or applied through tape without affecting adhesive

    • 3 oz Roll-On - keeps your hands clean and clear of the powerful active ingredients. Take it anywhere, apply it anytime with no mess and no hassle

    • 32 oz Pump Bottle - ideal for busy clinics, athletic trainers and other high volume users

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RockTape Rx Gentle Adhesive Single Rolls

$17.10 $20.00

RockTape Rx is a gentle adhesive version of RockTape, designed for individuals who are less active or those with sensitive skin. It possesses all of RockTape\'s premium features, but less adhesive makes it gentler on the skin and easier to remove. It can be used to treat sports injuries as well as non-sport related medical conditions. RockTape Rx is an ideal tape for special patient populations such as pediatrics, geriatrics, neurological disorders and pregnancy.

Available in 5 colors - beige, black, light blue, pink and red. Bulk roll sizes only.

  • gentle, hypoallergenic adhesive for sensitive skin
  • latex and zinc-free
  • 97% cotton, 3% nylon
  • water resistant - safe for swimming and showering
  • comes with full-color application instruction poster
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StrengthTape Precut Strips

$15.99 $19.99

Supercharge your kinesiology taping with negative ions for greater pain relief and faster recovery. Pair that with the strongest adhesive in the industry and you\'ve got a tape that won\'t quit, even if you do! Each 16\' roll contains 20 tear-off 10 inch strips with 5-7 day wear time.

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StrengthTape Uncut Bulk Rolls

$79.99 $99.99

StrengthTape Uncut Bulk Rolls set a new standard for quality and value:

    • 115\' long - 10\' longer than industry standard

    • ion technology enhances pain relief and accelerates recovery

    • 10% greater elasticity provides extra support for injured or working muscles

    • extra strength adhesive lasts 5-7 days, through the toughest conditions

    • bulk roll savings of 25% over equivalent number of single rolls

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SpiderTech PreCut Upper Back Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Upper Back/Postural Spider relieves pain, inflammation and spasms between the shoulder blades. It can also be used for scapular instability and to reduce "round shouldered" posture. The Upper Back Spider is often combined with the Shoulder Spider for certain types of shoulder injuries.>It can help with:



  • Upper back pain and inflammation
  • Poor posture, rounded shoulders
  • Stiffness, spasms or pain related to overuse or prolonged poor posture
  • Weak upper back muscles
  • Scapular stabilization



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

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SpiderTech PreCut Lower Back Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Lower Back Spider relieves pain, inflammation and spasms in the lower back. It is applied at the base of the lower back, extending up to cover both the erector and oblique muscles on both sides of the spine. It can help with:



  • Lower back strains, pain and inflammation
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms in the lower back or gluteal area
  • Weak or poorly toned lower back muscles
  • Stiff, sore back from overuse
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal enthesopathy



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

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StrengthTape Taping Kit - Wrist/Elbow

$8.99

The StrengthTape Elbow/Wrist Taping Kit can be used for a variety of wrist, forearm or elbow issues, including:



  • Tennis elbow (medial epicondylitis)

  • Golfer\'s elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

  • Strained or sprained wrist

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Strained forearm muscles

  • Biceps, triceps or wrist tendinitis

  • Olecranon bursitis


Includes enough StrengthTape Precut Strips for 2 complete applications to the wrist, forearm or elbow, plus a full-color instruction card with step-by-step instructions for a variety of injuries.

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Kindmax Precut Lower Back Tape

$4.49 $6.99

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for the lower back. Illustrated step by step instructions in every package. Great for:

  • Lower back pain, stiffness or spasms
  • Strained lower back muscles
  • Back fatigue or weakness
  • Arthritis or disc-related pain
  • Recovery after surgery

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5-Pack Kindmax Precut Lower Back Tape

$34.95

Easy-to-apply kinesiology tape support for the lower back. Illustrated step by step instructions in every package. Great for:

  • Lower back pain, stiffness or spasms
  • Strained lower back muscles
  • Back fatigue or weakness
  • Arthritis or disc-related pain
  • Recovery after surgery


* Contains 5 packages, each with 1 single-use application with a wear time of 3-5 days.

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StrengthTape Taping Kits

$6.99 $0.00

StrengthTape Precut Taping Kits provide the ultimate in kinesiology taping convenience. Each kit is designed for 1 or 2 body parts and contains enough StrengthTape precut strips for 2+ complete applications. Included with the tape is a full-color instruction card with step-by-step instructions for a variety of conditions affecting those body parts.

StrengthTape comes with an extra kick - it is infused with charged minerals that generate negative ions, charged molecules that relieve stress and boost energy. Negative ions multiply the benefits of kinesiology taping by increasing antioxidants, which protect cells from free radical damage associated with overuse or injury. The most noticeable benefits are enhanced pain relief and more rapid reduction of swelling and inflammation.