8 Remedies for Sciatica Pain You NEED to Try Before Putting Another Painkiller in Your Mouth

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The sciatic nerve is one of the largest nerves in the body. It begins at the lower spine and runs through the buttocks and down the lower limb to the foot. This nerve provides movement, feeling and strength in the legs.

About 40% of the world’s population will suffer from sciatica at some point in their lives. Sciatica is a condition that can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the lower limbs, but it is often mistaken for lower back pain or even leg cramps. It starts as a pressure or pinch on the nerve, and then continues as a pain down the back to the legs.

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You can experience a mild ache and numbness, or a sharp, burning and extremely painful sensation that affects one side of the body. The pain and discomfort can require people to stay in bed, and most of them often take ibuprofen or some other over-the-counter medication to relieve the pain.

In this article, we will give you eight natural ways to treat the inflammation and relieve the pain.

1. Acupuncture

This alternative treatment involves inserting hair-fine needles at certain points on the body. Acupuncture boosts the flow of energy and also contributes to proper nerve function. You should feel some relief after the very first treatment, but many people would benefit by receiving a few sessions.

It seems that lately, acupuncture is more popular than ever. It is used in the treatment of various health conditions, such as relieving migraines, stimulating the lymph flow, treating stress and helping to quit smoking.

2. Chiropractic Adjustments

Studies based on chiropractic adjustments have shown different levels of effectiveness in treating sciatica, but many patients have experienced significant relief. Manipulating the spine can restore mobility, improve function, reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and promote natural healing.

3. Ice Packs

Ice packs, or a simple package of frozen peas wrapped in a towel, can work wonders to provide instant relief for sciatica. Apply the packs directly on the affected area for 20 minutes, every two hours, until the pain is completely gone.

4. Alternate Temperatures

Ice packs are a proven way to get instant relief, but the sciatic nerve is located deep in the body, so the packs cannot go deeper to where the inflammation is located.

Apply a hot pack, right after the ice pack — or better yet, take a hot bath. By alternating the temperatures, you can boost the circulation and lymph flow. This will reduce the deeper inflammation and aid in the healing process. For even better results, add some Epsom salts or anti-inflammatory herbs or essential oils to your bath.

5. Mild (Yoga) Stretches

When you struggle with sciatica, moving around is probably the last thing that comes to mind. But it is important to be active, because otherwise the pain can last longer. Many people have confirmed that gentle back or yoga stretches really enhance their healing process.

These exercises will stimulate the blood flow, strengthen your back muscles and improve your mobility.

6. Massage

Deeper massaging or trigger-point therapies have shown great success in the treatment of muscle spasms, pain, and numbness of the legs and toes. Herb-infused oils and essential oils will also give you good results.

If you need more information regarding essential oils, the e-book Magical Aromatherapy can help you discover the effectiveness of these oils and show you how to unleash their power.

7. Herbs And Oils

Nature provides many herbs that have beneficial effects, and many of them can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. They can be found in capsules, salves, liniments and infused oils. You can also make tea from fresh or dried herbs, or use elixirs, tinctures and essential oils to relieve pain. But, make sure you consult your doctor or a professional herbalist, because some herbs may interfere with medications you may take.

Following is a list of some herbs you can use these to treat nerve pain, inflammation, and improve nerve health:

  • Devil’s claw
  • Jamaican dogwood
  • Turmeric or curcumin (combine it with black pepper to increase its bioavailability)
  • Kratom
  • Arnica
  • White willow bark
  • Skullcap
  • St. John’s wort
  • Mullein root
  • Roman chamomile
  • Clary Sage
  • Lavender
  • Linden flower
  • Milky oat tops
  • Licorice

8. Sleep

Last, but not least, try to get enough sleep. In doing so, this will give your nerves and body time to relax, heal and balance. Extra sleep and rest will help rebuild and strengthen your nerves.

Even though these complementary and alternative remedies are not confirmed by scientific evidence, many people have experienced significant improvements, and have managed to control pain, spasms, numbness, and cramps.

If the symptoms and pain last longer than a few weeks, be sure to consult a doctor, as there is the possibility that you have a dislocated vertebrae, or some other condition that is causing pressure or pinching your nerves. If necessary, surgery is always an option.

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1

I had sciatica for almost 2 years and was unable to sit and walk without atrocious pain. Chiropractors, acupuncture didn't help me at all. The situation was really bad. However, one day I scrolled through facebook and accidentally found an alternative treatment. It's an e-book that was created by former sciatica sufferer. He claimed that he cured his severe sciatica in one week at his home. Of course, I was skeptical about it, but I had nothing to lose, so I gave it a go (by the way, you can find it here - http://fixsciatica.info/free-ebook ). After reading it, I didn't believe that combining some specific stretches with home remedies can help me to deal with sciatica, but I started following it and surprisingly after first session my pain was almost gone! It didn't last long until my sciatica went away permanently! So from now on, I recommend everyone who have sciatica to practice specific stretches, look into alternative treatment methods and hope for the best 🙂

2

thank you so much ,I just downloaded it ! Hope i get relief !

3

Just what i need.

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Marlene Linville

I was beginning to think I was going crazy and that people were thinking that I was just making it all up. I've had trouble with my spine for years before I finally had surgery on my spine, but after my spinal surgery I had pain threw my right thigh and leg. The pain started from the bottom of my spine. I have been fighting the pain for the past 2+ years since the surgery. I'm still feeling the pain but, I'm fighting the pain better now,but it does still hurt. Thankyou for prooving that I'm not making this up or losing my mind.

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You're welcome Marlene, chronic pain & inflammation is very often overlooked & ignored by doctors because they don't typically produce visible symptoms, that doesn't mean they don't exist!

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Wear reflexology sandals for 1month sciatic nerve pain will be cured

8

I have felt numb pain in this area since I was 14 I'm 20 now and I shack non stop and hurts really bad should I be worried.

9

I'm so sorry to hear that Amber, doesn't sound ideal at all. I would recommend seeing a healthcare professional about this for sure.

10

I go with 5, mild yoga and Arnica, very effective

11

One other remedy, not listed, is to wear loose clothing around the waist.

12

You are forgetting how important the stomach muscles are. You won't have tear problems if your stomach is strong. If you do sit ups while tilting your pelvis up (yes this seems hard but it is very doable) and your pain will go away. I promise. Even after just a couple of days.

13

What can one do if a person has had a lumber fusion of the lower back. Sit ups taboo

14

Definitely! Keeping the core muscles all around, strong, is a great way to ensure everything stays working properly.

15

I have a serious back pain, opposite of my chest, what types drugs should I use,

16

I suffered serverly for 3 to 4 moths in 2015. After tying everything mentioned above. Massage ; Physio; Chiropractic sessions; Chinese manipulation; Heat / Cold packs. And substantial amounts of pain and anti inflammation medication. Nothing helped so i decided to get into a pool and hold onto the side. Back against pool edge. And just peddle for one hour in the mornings. And one hour afternoons. Within 5 days it was totally gone. And so far so good.

17

Physiotherapy can help also

18

This is the exact problem I've had for years and I'm sick of pain killers. It's a nerve for sure and it runs down my back all the way down my leg .

19

Physical therapy is the gold standard for treatment of sciatica and is so often overlooked. If you are suffering from sciatica or chronic back pain, please see a physical therapist before trying pain meds, or any other option listed above

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Brenda Terblanche

Good afternoon. I have had severe back pain for about 3 years and don't have medical care. I have tried all these tips to make the pain better but it doesn't go away. It's so painful that I can't sit properly. The worst bus when I sleep. It feels like my back locks and then I cannot move. I roll myself out of bed and after a while it gets a bit better. I can't sit and cross my legs because it feels like bone on bone. I was born with mold scoliosis that has never really affected me but I'm now close to 46 and I cannot live with this pain any more. It affects my sleep, 'my work and I cannot do my long social walks any more that we used to do every Sunday. What is your suggestion? Going to a government hospital in South Africa is like going to the slaughterhouse and it scares the life right out of me

21

My lower back is constantly there. Were at there doctor and he said i have goat. I dont believed

22

Just wondering if you ever had an epidural?

23

I have almost the same problem. Mine is sometimes in my buttock and hip. When I sit for more than 10 minutes, I can not step forward with my left leg because of a scrutinizing pain in the front part of my thigh. The only thing that works is to stand straight up for a minute or so. When I'm up and going, I have no problem at all!

24

Just wondering if u ever had an epidural?

25

I have had this bout 1 1/2 years now and it's the worse it's ever been. I have no back pain but it's in the buttocks, goes down my keg to my knee then down almost to my foot and into my groun. The knee is terrible pain. Keeps me awake, affects every day living, my job and sleep. It hurts 24/7! All I've ever received were inflammatory meds which cost a fortune with no insurance and they haven't worked at all. Any ideas for any type of relief? To the point of almost begging for pain meds it's that bad 😥

26

Just wondering if u ever had an epidural?

27

Hi there just out of interest,have u ever had an epidural?

28

Panamor anti inflammatory tablets are good for now and again.

29

Check out spinal decompression. It has been amazing for me from the first treatment.

30

Hi! Curios about Bikram yoga or hot yoga if that helps

31

I had sciatica for almost 2 years and was unable to sit and walk without atrocious pain. Chiropractors, acupuncture didn't help me at all. The situation was really bad. However, one day I scrolled through facebook and accidentally found an alternative treatment. It's an e-book that was created by former sciatica sufferer. He claimed that he cured his severe sciatica in one week at his home. Of course, I was skeptical about it, but I had nothing to lose, so I gave it a go (by the way, you can find it here - http://fixsciatica.info/free-ebook ). After reading it, I didn't believe that combining some specific stretches with home remedies can help me to deal with sciatica, but I started following it and surprisingly after first session my pain was almost gone! It didn't last long until my sciatica went away permanently! So from now on, I recommend everyone who have sciatica to practice specific stretches, look into alternative treatment methods and hope for the best 🙂

32

Spinal decompression is another opotion that has been amazing for my degenerating disc I had surgery on almost 20 years ago.

33
Guylaine Bessette

Hey all!

I worked as a Massage Practitioner and many of my clients would come in complaining of Sciatic pain. I would perform my protocol for Sciatica and then leave them with 3 very simple stretches they could do at home or even really anywhere.

1. If you have a higher bed, start either face up or face down.
Move your body, pain side, close enough to the edge of the bed and let your leg just hang down.
This will provide a nice gentle stretch.

2. Flip over and repeat the same process. Don't forget, you want the pain side closest to the edge of the bed and leg that leg just hang over the edge of the bed.

3. Sit in a chair, feet flat on the floor. Try to sit as straight as possible. Wrapping your arms or hands around one of your knees, bring that leg up and across towards the opposite shoulder.

This will also provide a nice gentle stretch that you will feel through your low back and glute area to help relieve some sciatic pain.

You can also do this one laying down.

I hope this helps!

Have a great day all. 🙂

34

Massage helps relieve the pain. Completely true. It relieves the tension, temporarily. The muscle tension comes back, so does the pain. Nothing like a massage for relieving pain temporarily, though.

35
berniece Williams

I have this pain. trust me when I say some of those things don't work.I can't get touch. any thing colet or hot with giving me more and more pain. I would love to be pain free but it looks like I just can't. maybe there any other way you can help .thanks

36

I had Sciatic Nerve I weighed 265 pounds when I had it I thought I was going to die it was so much pain I didn't want to go anywhere because I was in too much pain so I decided to diet and exercise and I lost 67 pounds and now it is gone I'm sooo happy I think loosing the weight helped a lot.

37

Totally see that. Gut has a lot to answer for musculoskeletal conditions. Weight has got a lot to do with gut. Simple equation.

38

We offer a specific treatment to quickly relieve the muscle tension that causes the disc compression on the nerve. Usually the results are quick and lasting. We also address the muscle tension that pressurises the disc causing nerve compression, very effectively. Its a fully holistic treatment. Happy to give info over email or phone - SydneyAyurvedaCentre.Com

39

The muscle tension that pressurises the disc causing nerve compression, needs to be addressed. Reasons for the muscle tension also need to be address. Lasting relive / cure is very simple.
SydneyAyurvedaCentre.Com

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RANJAN KUMAR DAS

spainal cord problem

41

,,,Thank you very, very much for sharing,,,Blessings,,,

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