Do you ever heard of Sciatica? It is a bothering pain which is a result of aggravation or pressure on the sciatic nerve and occurs from the lower part of the back to the back of the thigh. If you ever experience sciatica, despite the aggravating pain, you will feel a burning sensation in your leg. Also, your toes and leg may be shortcoming and numb which will cause difficulties for you to stand up or to take a seat.
Herniated disc is the most common cause of sciatica. However, there are many reasons which can cause sciatica including pregnancy, isthmic spondylolisthesis, isthmic spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, degenerative circle illness, spinal damage or disease.
There are many treatments which can help you with sciatica, but however their effect is only temporal relief of the pain.
We present you some home remedies which can help you to relieve the irritating sciatic nerve, and on that way, in only 6 weeks you will eliminate the issue.
Here are 10 home remedies to alleviate aggravating sciatica:
Back rub treatment can be of great help for soothing the pain and relieving the sciatic problem. The body can rejuvenate itself, especially if the muscle issue is a cause for this problem. Also, this treatment can increase the scope of movement, discharge pressure and promote blood flow.
In order to ease the aggravation which is caused by sciatica, you can mix 3 tablespoons of nutmeg powder with one measure of sesame oil. You need to hit the mixture, and before you use it for massage, let it cool until lukewarm. This treatment needs to be repeated two times on a daily basis, for a few weeks. Also, another alternative is to use St. John’s wort. Just, massage the affected area with this wort a few times a day.
There is a connection between sciatica and the trigger in medius muscles and gluteus minimus, so it is very important to massage this part of your body once on a daily basis.
Hot or Cool Pack
Hot or cool pack can help you to alleviate the sciatic aggravation. Hot pack can relax strained muscle which can press the sciatic nerve, while cool pack can deflate the swelling around the nerve.
Also, you can make a combination of hot and cool treatment. Start with the hot treatment and finish with the cool one. For the hot pack, you can use damp warmth because it is much more comfortable. Put a hot or cool pack on the affected area and let it stand for 15-20 minutes. Repeat each procedure for a few hours until you feel relief.
Note: Cool pack should not be used by people with a circulatory problem.
Turmeric has calming properties which can help you to relieve sciatica. Turmeric contains curcumin which is very effective in reducing the pain. Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of milk, and some cinnamon. For a better taste, you can add nectar. You need to drink this two times a day.
Also, you can use turmeric supplements. Take 250-300mg, 3 times on a daily basis, for a couple weeks. It is very important before taking the supplements, to consult your doctor, so there will not be any side effects.
Note: People who have gallstones or those taking diabetes pharmaceutical and blood thinner should not use turmeric.
Capsaicin is a powerful compound. It can be found in cayenne pepper. Take a cream which has 0.025-0.075 capsaicin and apply it on the affected area for a week, 4 times a day.
Note: In order not to cause a smoldering sensation, it is very important not to apply the cream on a broken skin.
Physical activity can be of great help for treating sciatica. When you experience sciatica, you should strengthen the abs and back and start doing normal activity routine.
Knee to mid-section stretch is one of the most amazing exercises to alleviate sciatica.
Lie down on the ground with your legs apart at the width of your hips. Twist the knees upward and relax the abdominal area. You need to drag the thigh near to the mid-section and put the hands behind it. Keep your leg level on the floor. Keep this position for 20 seconds, make a balance and do not forget to breathe. Then, precisely put your leg down.
Use the other leg to repeat the procedure. This procedure needs to be repeated with both legs, for 5 minutes, 3-5 times.
Also, doing yoga postures such as feline dairy animal posture and pigeon stance will help you to alleviate the agony.
Note: Consult your specialist for the best exercise!
Using White Willow Bark
Olic glycosides with salicin are contained in the white willow bark. They are significantly effective in relieving the pain due to its calming properties. Take 120mg of white willow supplement or 240mg of salicin on a daily basis, for a few weeks. Before taking the supplements, make sure to consult your doctor.
Using Valerian Root
Valerian root has oil which has a similar effect to tranquilizer and has the ability to relieve the muscle pressure. Take 150mg of valerian root supplements, 3 times a day. Before taking the supplements, make sure to consult your doctor.
Drinking valerian tea is another alternative. Boil water, add 1 teaspoon of dried valerian root and let it stand for 10 minutes. Consume this tea, for a few weeks, several times a week.
Doing Needle Therapy
This therapy can soothe the agony caused by sciatica, ease the muscle pain, and recover the body.
A study proved that 17 out of 30 participants claim that this treatment helps them successfully and completely to ease sciatica.
When talking about neck and back issue, chiropractic treatment is definitely the best medication. The chiropractic control combined with quick and short pushed is used to relieve the nerve aggravation.
According to a study 60% of people who suffer from sciatica claim that spinal control prove to be as effective as the surgical intercession.
Using Fenugreek Seed
Fenugreek seed has calming properties which can help you to relieve the pain caused by sciatica.
Crush the fenugreek seeds and add them into milk. Heat the mixture so it will form glue. Then, you need to apply the glue on the affected area and let it stand for a few hours. Then, you can rinse it off. In order to feel some improvement, you need to repeat the procedure every day.
Source: Time For Natural Health Care