Statistics show that even 40% of people are affected by sciatica. Assuming that you are one of those who had experienced sciatic pain nerve, you know that is the most painful condition ever.
The pain begins in the spine and goes to the buttocks, all the way to the limb as well as foot. This can reduce the strength in your legs, thus limiting your movement.
Not only that you will stay in bed all time, but you will also reach for ibuprofen and similar medications in order to relieve the pain. However, some of them are not that effective or will provide only short-term effects.
So, today we have some natural and effective cures for Sciatica:
Acupuncture is some form of alternative medicine in which needles are inserted in some parts of the body in order to improve the energy levels and nerve work. Just after few sessions, you will manage to get rid of the pain. This technique is really beneficial even for stress, migraines, lymph flowing, and helps to quit smoking.
This method is extremely beneficial for spine health and eliminating the pain and inflammation. It provides fast healing and great mobility.
3. Ice pack
Applying an ice pack on the painful area is considered as significantly effective. Also, you can get a frozen towel and wrap it around the skin. Only after 20 minutes, you will notice that the pain is soothed, and after a few hours, you will not feel it anymore.
4. Alternating in temperature
As we said before, the ice packs can be of great help, but in some cases, the inflammation may be still present. In that case, you should apply hot pack or take a bath. This cold and hot switching will improve the blood flow and eliminate the inflammation. You can add some oils to your bath as well as Epsom salt.
Even though the pain is constantly present, make sure not to be sedentary. You can try mild yoga which will improve your blood flow and mobility.
Massage can be extremely beneficial. It will reduce your pain and inflammation as well. You can use oils, salves, capsules, or tinctures, elixirs, and tea with fresh leaves.
7. Herbs and oil
A number of natural herbs can offer great effects, because they have the ability to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. The herbs can be used through infused oils, salves, liniments and capsules.
Moreover, you can use herbs in elixirs, tinctures, essential oils as well as tea from dried and fresh herbs to ease the pain.
Yet, before you start using natural herbs, consult your doctor, in order to check if they interfere with some medications you take. These are some the most useful herbs you can use to reduce pain and inflammation and support your sciatica nerve health:
- Curcumin or turmeric (combine this herb with black pepper to increase the bioavailability)
- Devil’s claw
- Milky oats tops
- Bar white willow
- Mullein root
- Clary sage
- John’s Wort
- Jamaican dogwood
- Linden flower