Sciatica pain is caused by an irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.
That is the biggest body nerve which starts from the lower spine area, down each leg, to the feet.
It enables the movement of your legs and it is important for their strength.
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.
People suffering from sciatica pain usually take large doses of very 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.
Usually, people that have this problem feel the pain 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.
It can be treated in various ways and treatments, but all these provide only a temporary relief.
And the steroid injections could cause very serious side-effects as well as worsening.
So, the best way is to find an effective natural and safe therapy to treat sciatica pain.
Here is one very simple 5 minutes exercise that can really help in relieving the sciatica pain:
Also, we have to mention that are other natural remedies which soothe pain, pressure, and inflammation of the sciatic nerve.
If you combine them with a proper rest they will provide great effects in only six weeks.
4 Natural Remedies To Combat Sciatica Pain
This miraculous spice has strong anti-inflammatory effects, so it efficiently treats sciatica pain and its active ingredient, curcumin, soothes inflammation and nerve pain. Add a teaspoon of turmeric in your favorite drink every day.
You can make this healthy pain relieve drink. In one cup of milk add 1 tbsp of turmeric and boil the mixture. Also, you can add some cinnamon to sweeten the flavor and to make it stronger. Consume twice a day until the pain disappears.
Note: You shouldn’t use turmeric if you have gallstones or if you take blood thinners or diabetes medications.
Hot/Cold Compresses can reduce sciatica pain and inflammation. To be more concrete, heat soothes the pain and inflammation and relaxes the muscles which may compress the sciatic nerve.
And the cold ones treat the swelling around it and alleviate pain.
You should alternate heat and cold but you should start with a hot compress, with a steamed towel.
Every 15-20 minutes change the compresses and repeat the procedure after several hours until you stop to feel the pain.
Willow bark can give great effects in treating sciatica pain, as it is high in phenolic glycosides with allicin which have strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Add 50 grams of willow bark to 1-liter water and boil the mixture. Leave it to cold during all night and next morning boil the healing drink again for 15 minutes. After that leave to cool again and pour it into one glass container.
You have to drink 3 cups of this sciatica pain relief drink every day.
Arnica can help you too with this type of pain. All you have to do is to apply some of it on the painful area.