Sciatica pain is caused by an irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve, which is the biggest body nerve, starting from the lower spine area, down each leg, to the feet.
It enables the movement and strength of legs.
Sciatica pain is thus felt from the lower back, hip, to the outer leg side. It is often accompanied by a tingling sensation or numbness and significantly impedes simple movements and everyday life. In the case of sciatica pain, people usually take strong painkillers.
The most common symptoms are leg cramps and sharp, intense pain, as well as numbness and tingling in the area of the buttock, feet, or legs. In most cases, the pain is felt in one leg only, not in both at once.
Sciatica pain may also be caused by a herniated or slipped disc, degenerative disc disease, a spinal injury or infection, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, isthmic spondylolisthesis, and piriformis syndrome.
Sciatica is treated in various ways and treatments, but these provide only a temporary relief. The majority of steroid injections also cause serious side-effects, so it is best to find an effective natural therapy and treat the issue.
We suggest several natural remedies which soothe pain, pressure, and inflammation of the sciatic nerve, and combined with a proper rest, they will provide effects in only 6 weeks.
Here are some of the best ones:
This amazing spice has potent anti-inflammatory effects, so it efficiently treats sciatica pain, and its active ingredient, curcumin, soothes inflammation and nerve pain.
You should add a teaspoon of it to a cup of milk, and boil the mixture. You can add cinnamon to sweeten the flavor. Consume it 1-2 times every day until the pain disappears.
However, turmeric is not recommended in the case of gallstones, or if the person takes blood thinners or diabetes medications.
Sciatica pain and inflammation are reduced to a great extent due to these compresses. To be more concrete, heat soothes the pain and inflammation and relaxes the muscles which may compress the sciatic nerve.
On the other hand, the cold ones treat the swelling around it and alleviate pain.
You should alternate heat and cold but start with a hot compress, with a steamed towel. Change the compresses on every 15-20 minutes, and repeat after a few hours until the pain is gone.
Willow bark provides great effects in the case of sciatica pain, as it is high in phenolic glycosides with allicin which have strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
You should add 50 grams of it to a bowl with a liter of water. Leave it thus during the night, and in the morning, you should boil it for 15 minutes. Then, leave it to cool and pour it into a glass container. Drink 3 cups of this drink every day.
You can use arnica to treat the pain. All you need to do is to apply it on the painful area.