10 Best Home Remedies To Get Rid of Sciatic Nerve Pain

Sciatica
is intense pain produced by the compression or irritation of the
sciatic nerve. It is severe and debilitating and commonly affects just
one side of the body, from the lower back, then the buttocks, to the
back of one leg.

Despite the pain, it also makes a burning
sensation in the leg, produces numbness and weakness in the leg and
toes, tingling, and difficulties to stand up and sit down.

The
most common cause for sciatica is slipped or herniated disc. Sciatica
can also result from spinal infection or injury, degenerative disc
condition, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, and
isthmic spondylolisthesis.

There are many different therapies for
this painful state, but in most situations, the pain disappears only
short term. The steroid injections which are often used can cause severe
effects.

However, the pressure caused by the irritated sciatic nerve can also be relieved by using only natural homemade cures.

In most cases, the therapy combined with regular rest, gives the wanted effects in approx six weeks.

 

The 10 Best Home Remedies for Sciatica

Massage

The
massage therapy can effectively treat sciatica pain and also supports
the healing process, especially if the problem is a muscle spasm. It
will release the tension, improve the range of motion, and stimulate
blood circulation.

As the pain begins in the lower back and
spreads along the thighs and buttocks, it is often linked to the trigger
points in the medius muscles and gluteus minimus, so getting a
trigger-point massage at least once daily will produce excellent relief.

Hot or Cold Compresses

These
treatments provide great relief in this matter, as the cold numbs the
pain and lessens the swelling round the sciatic nerve. On the other
hand, the warmth relaxes the muscle which creates pressure on the
nerves. You can also start with a hot and end with cold therapy.

For
most beneficial effects, take a steamed towel for the hot compress.
Then apply the compress on the area and let it act for 15-20 mins.
Repeat on every 2 hrs for quick pain relief.

Turmeric

Turmeric is notably effective
in treating sciatica pain due to its anti-inflammatory qualities,
curcumin lessens the pain and soothes inflammation. You need to boil a
cup of milk, add a teaspoon of turmeric, you can also add a cinnamon
stick and honey for taste. Take this drink 2-3 times daily.

Exercise

Sciatica
pain can be drastically eased with physical activity and regular
exercise. You need to exercise regularly to strengthen the muscles of the abdomen and lower back,
in order to accelerate the recovery process. You can take some benefit
from yoga stretches alike cat-cow pose or the pigeon pose.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture
treats the pain and effectively relaxes the muscles. It stimulates
certain points of the human body and it affects the central nervous
system, this releases chemicals that speed up the recovery and relieves
the pain.

Capsaicin Cream

It is the
active element in cayenne pepper, it relieves pain as it assists deplete
the substance P levels. Make a cream or ointment with 0.025% to 0.075%
capsaicin and apply on the affected area 3-4 times per day for a single
week.

Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds
contain anti-inflammatory properties which can be of great help in the
case of sciatica, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. This is how to prepare
the helpful fenugreek seeds poultice: Grind the seeds and add them to a
cup of milk. Then, boil the mixture until it gets mushy.

Afterward, apply it to the painful area and let it act for several hours. Repeat this every day.

White Willow Bark

The
bark of white willow has potent pain-soothing, analgesic, and
anti-inflammatory properties, due to the olic glycosides with salicin.

Valerian Root

It
relieves chronic nerve pain and heals sciatica pain because of muscle
spasm. It holds volatile oils that relax the muscles and lessen the
tension.

You can intake this herb like supplements, 150 mg 3 times per day for 2-3 weeks, or drink as a tea.

Spinal Manipulation

Chiropractic
treatment is possibly the most efficient way to treat the pain in the
back and neck. Many techniques include short and rapid effects, followed
by spinal manipulation to relieve the irritation of the nerve.

Extra Tips:

  • Quit smoking
  • A medium softness of the mattress( not too soft not too firm)
  • Avoid making immediate movements
  • Take vitamin C, calcium and magnesium supplements
  • Perform strictly proper lifting techniques bent knees and straight back

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