The sciatic nerve is one of the biggest in the body, it starts at the lower spine, going through the buttocks, and it ends down to the low limb of the foot.

Because of its location, it is in charge of the strength, feelings and movements of the legs.

Sciatica pain is a common problem, manifested by pain, tingling, weakness, and numbness of the low limbs, and because of these indications, it could often mistaken for leg cramps or lower back pain.

 

 

Sometimes, it could lead to numbness and minor pain, but sometimes it triggers almost intolerable, sharp, burning sensation in a one part of the body.

The resulting discomfort and pain usually  force people to stay in bed, and usually, patients use some over-the-counter drugs to relieve its symptoms, such as ibuprofen.

Research implies that even 40% of the world’s population will experience this problem sooner or later in their lives. We will show you 8 natural ways to ease sciatica pain and treat the inflammation.

 

1.Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be an alternative treatment, which include the insertion of hair-fine needles at certain body points, aiming to help the nerve function and raise energy.

The relief of this kind of  therapy is felt after the first treatment, but a couple of sessions can do wonders for the pain. Nowadays, acupuncture is very popular, as it has been shown to be effective in the entire circumstance of migraines, stress, quitting smoking, also to energize the lymph flow.

2.Chiropractic Adjustments

Research shows that chiropractic treatment can be very effective in treating this problem, as the manipulation of the spine can ease pain, promote restoration, treat inflammation, restore ability to move, and enhance function.

3.Ice Packs

Ice packs can instantly ease sciatica. You can even use a simple package of frozen peas wrapped in a towel, and place it on the painful area. Leave it for 20 minutes I 3 hours every, and the pain will be relieved.

4.Alternate Temperatures

Ice packs offer an instant relieve, nevertheless they cannot do deeper and treat the inflammation, and the sciatic nerve is deep in the body. Therefore, you should apply a hot pack following the ice pack immediately, or you could have a hot bath.

The alternation of temperature will stimulate the lymph flow and circulation, and thus, you shall treat the inflammation, and speed up its healing. For better results, you can include some essential oils, herbs, or Epsom salts to your bath.

5.Mild (Yoga exercise) Stretches

Even though each and every movement can hurt, you should be active to be able to accelerate healing. Therefore, you can practice yoga exercises or gentle back stretches. In this way, you will improve mobility, strengthen the muscles on the back, and raise the blood flow.

6.Massage

Trigger-point therapies or deeper massaging is incredibly effective in dealing with pain, muscle spasms, and numbness of the toes and legs. Moreover, you will benefit a  lot from the use of herb-infused oils and essential oils.

7.Oils and herbs

Numerous natural herbal selections provides great results, as they reduce inflammation and treat pain. These herbs can be used via infused oils, pills, salves, and liniments.

Furthermore, you may use these herbs  in tinctures, elixirs, essential oils, and tea from fresh or dried herbs, and ease pain.

Yet, before you begin using natural herbals, talk to your doctor, to be able to check if indeed they interfere with some medications you take. They are the most helpful herbs you may use in order to reduce inflammation and pain, and support nerve health:

-Turmeric or curcumin (combine it with black pepper to be able to increase its bioavailability)

-Roman chamomile

-Devil’s claw

-Milky oat tops

-White willow bark

-Mullein root

-Clary Sage

-Lavender

-Licorice

-St. John’s Wort

-Skullcap

-Jamaican dogwood

-Linden flower

-Kratom

-Arnica

8.Sleep

Ensure you get enough sleep, to be able to relax the muscles and the body, and strengthen and repair the nerves.

Although science hasn’t confirmed these alternative sciatica pain remedies, many people have experienced significant relief because of them, and also have succeeded to regulate cramps, spasms, numbness and pain.

Yet, in case you have these symptoms longer than two weeks, you should visit your doctor, as you may have some other condition which pinches the nerves or causes pressure, such as dislocated vertebrae, and another therapy, or a surgery, may be the answer.

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The sciatic nerve is one of the biggest in the body, it starts at the lower spine, going through the buttocks, and it ends down to the low limb of the foot. Because of its location, it is in charge of the strength, feelings and movements of the legs. Sciatica pain...