heat therapy capabilities of zero gravity chair for sciatica

Zero Gravity Chair for Sciatica Self Care

In the world of Svago zero gravity chairs, the zero gravity feature is key for improving health long-term. When you sit in a zero gravity chair for sciatica, your legs are elevated above the heart level. This design by NASA helps distribute weight uniformly along your body, lowering pressure on the pelvic and lower back regions along the way. Sciatica is a pain that appears in your legs, buttocks, and back due to pinching, compression, or inflammation of the sciatic nerve. 

One of the best methods of sciatica self-care includes placing yourself in a zero gravity position. This position infuses your discs with hydration, facilitates spinal decompression, boosts blood circulation, and enhances your body’s ability to heal itself. Explore how healing from sciatica pain and zero gravity are inextricably linked.

Are Zero Gravity Chairs Good for Sciatica Self-Care?

Are zero gravity chairs good for sciatica? For anyone seeking relief from sciatica, the healing process must journey across the entire body. It is inevitable for gravity to take a toll on your body. For your body to reset itself and heal from the effects of gravity, positioning it in a zero gravity position is critical. Using Zero gravity chairs for recovering from sciatica makes way for: 

  • Reducing lower back pain
  • Rehydration of the discs
  • Spinal decompression 
  • Enhanced blood circulation
  • Promoting heart health
  • Promoting better overall body healing
  • Heat therapy for sore muscles

What Causes Sciatica & Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Finding the “root” of your sciatic nerve pain is critical to healing efficiently. Sciatica is not a condition in itself, but a symptom. The most common cause of sciatica points toward a slipped or herniated disk. The pressure on the nerve root increases and ultimately triggers pain in the sciatic nerve. 

Based on the underlying cause, sciatic back pain may start suddenly or increase gradually. Conditions such as arthritis may cause sciatic pain to develop slowly over time, whereas a slipped disk will escalate the pain quickly. Statistics show that sciatica begins to manifest around the age of 40, whereas those in their 20s rarely experience it unless trauma is the primary cause. 

Sciatica may also develop among people who perform jobs that require them to be in unnatural or awkward positions for extended periods of time. Although you cannot point out a specific, direct cause of sciatica, it has been observed that activities like prolonged heavy lifting, occupations that require twisting, or long periods of sitting in awkward positions (truck drivers, for example) can lead to sciatic nerve pain. 

Other causes of sciatica include obesity, poor posture, and leading a sedentary (or inactive) lifestyle. But sciatica, just like most other health problems, can be healed with the daily use of a zero gravity chair.

What Creates Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief?

Do zero gravity chairs help sciatica pain relief? The short answer is, “Yes.” The main areas of focus when seeking sciatic nerve pain relief include alleviating stress and pressure on the lower back. A zero gravity recliner promotes spinal decompression, improves blood circulation (both for the overall body and the heart), reduces lower back pressure, manages inflammation, and reduces stress. 

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is more than just “taking the load off your back.” It’s about removing the painful pressure from nerve systems that line the spinal column. Spinal decompression not only heals sciatic pain but also realigns the spine to tackle the root cause of the issue. Spinal decompression can be performed at home by using a zero gravity chair for sciatica daily. When your legs are elevated above heart level, the weight gets evenly distributed across the body and the pressure is naturally removed along the spine area.

Improving Blood Circulation

Zero gravity aids blood circulation issues by allowing an ample supply of oxygen and essential nutrients in the muscles that surround the spine. The position also aligns your heart with your feet and minimizes stress on the heart to promote a smoother and more efficient blood flow, reduce swelling, and alleviate pain. 

Reducing Lower Back Pressure

When positioned in a zero gravity chair, the strains caused due to gravity begin to disappear. This releases muscle tension along the hips, buttocks, and legs, erases inflammation, and realigns the spine. When the pressure is taken off your back, the inflammation begins to fade, and the discs get hydrated. With zero gravity alleviating back pain in the affected areas, you can enjoy better sleep quality.

Reducing Inflammation

Inflammation of the sciatic nerve is one of the greatest causes contributing to sciatic pain symptoms. Svago’s zero gravity chairs unlock heat therapy to target inflamed areas. This helps increase the blood flow and take the pain away. 

Reducing Stress and Body Tension

By promoting spinal decompression, increasing blood flow in the affected areas, and reducing inflammation, a zero gravity chair releases excess tension and makes way for better relaxation. This contributes to pain alleviation and a restful sleep routine. Using a zero gravity chair daily is critical to remove stress and tension in the muscle so your body heals gradually. 

Features of Zero Gravity Chair for Sciatica Self-Care

Are zero gravity chairs good for sciatica? It depends on the features. Our feature-rich zero gravity chairs are perfect for helping you perform sciatica self-care on a daily basis. 

Air Cell Massage & Vibration Massage

Svago’s zero gravity chairs feature high-end air cell massage. Its “Relax and Stretch” massage program deploys 15 air cells to not only enhance your zero gravity experience but also relieve tense muscles. Our recliners unlock high-frequency vibration massages that help smooth out, loosen up, and relieve aching muscles.

Heat Therapy

The benefits of heat therapy are critical to healing and regardless of the type of recliner you choose, our heat therapy feature will ensure you relax and treat your pain areas. Our Newton zero gravity chair, for example, offers full-body healing to de-stress, soothe, and relax muscles to alleviate painful symptoms of sciatica. The Lite recliner offers lumbar-area heat therapy and The ZGR chair offers full-back heat therapy. 

Zero Gravity Position

Is zero gravity good for sciatica? As the term suggests, zero gravity is a position that puts you above the laws of gravity. It offers a soothing, weightless sensation by raising your head and knees a little bit above your heart. This aligns your torso and legs by putting them roughly at a 120-degree. 

Lumbar Support for Back

With our lumbar support pillows, you can enjoy extra support when you sit in an upright position. This feature also improves your posture by aligning your neck, back, and hips. 

Learn More About Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief

Sciatic nerve pain can be excruciating for someone to live with, especially when they do not have the right tools to cope with it. From exercises to massage therapy and zero gravity chairs, there are several resources that can help you find the right sciatic nerve pain relief that works for you.

What Are the Best Zero Gravity Chairs for Sciatica Pain Relief?

Svago carries a variety of zero gravity chairs to offer relief from pain in the sciatic nerve. These models are not only a gorgeous addition to your home but they also help you treat your health issues from the comfort of your home and can last you a lifetime. 


The classic Svago ZGR recliner is a complete healing package with countless zero gravity benefits, a user-friendly remote, heat therapy, and vibration massage options to offer deep healing for your sciatic symptoms.

The Newton

The Newton Zero Gravity Recliner includes everything you need: air cell massage, zero gravity feature, two custom memory settings for everyday usage, vibration massage, and heat therapy for you to relax and feel your pain leave your body. The recliner also features a soft top-grain leather and walnut base.

The Lite

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to manage your sciatica, The Lite Zero Gravity Recliner can be a perfect choice. It offers an easy-to-navigate remote, comfortable armrests, zero gravity healing, and lumbar heat therapy.

The Swivel

The Swivel Zero Gravity Recliner blends luxury and function seamlessly in this dashing-looking 280-degree swivel chair. It offers immediate relief for sciatica pain and relaxation. It also features natural wood and walnut sides, cushiony soft leather, and upholstered tops of armrests. 

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