Over 10 Natural Sciatica Pain Treatments.
Herbal and home sciatica pain treatments can be beneficial in relieving sciatica pain.
Sciatica is the name given to the aching or pain along the sciatic nerve. This is the largest nerve in the body, running from the spinal cord, through the buttocks, and the back of each leg.
Sciatica is usually caused by pressure on the roots of the sciatic nerve, most commonly from a prolapsed disk, but other possible causes include pregnancy, childbirth, heavy lifting, stress, or a tumor.
The type of pain varies from mild to more severe and “shooting” in nature. There may also be associated symptoms such as a burning sensation and muscle weakness; numbness or pins and needles in the leg, foot, or toes; muscle spasms in buttocks or legs; and diminished reflexes in knees and ankles
If you experience any of these symptoms, see your health care professional immediately.
In the meantime here are some sciatica pain treatments to ease your pain:
- JUNIPER BERRIES: Apply bruised juniper berries to the affected area for pain relief.
- COLTSFOOT LEAF: Can be used in a tincture or a soothing hot compress.
- ELDERBERRY WINE: A traditional sciatica pain treatment.
- CAJEPUT: Try cajeput cream or ointment rubbed on affected area.
- lavender: Antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory. Use in your bath or a local massage.
- CHAMOMILE: Compresses or massage will reduce the irritation and pain.
- JUNIPER, or PEPPER: Mix a few drops of these essential oils in carrier oil and rub affected area. Cover with warm clothing.
- OREGANO and THYME: Add to a hot bath to relieve symptoms.
Traditional Home Remedies and Solutions:
- LIE ON FLOOR: Prop your head up on a small pile of paperback books and keep your knees bent for about 15 minutes. Repeat daily.
- NETTLES: Add to a warm bath.
- CELERY JUICE: Can help alleviate sciatica.
- LEMON: Rub fresh lemon over affected areas.
- PILATES: Can over the course of several weeks, help realign the tissues of the lower back to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. At the same time, the Pilates approach works to strengthen and lengthen rows of muscles along the spine and abdomen, building tissue to help take pressure off the original source of sciatic pain.