Get Rid of Sciatic Nerve Pain By Using These 10 Awesome Home Remedies

Get Rid of Sciatic Nerve Pain By Using These 10 Awesome Home Remedies

The pain caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve is called sciatica. The most common cause of sciatica is a slipped or herniated disc, but it can as well be caused by degenerative disc disease, spinal injury or infection, spinal stenosis, pregnancy, piriformis syndrome, and isthmic spondylolisthesis.


Home remedies for the painful sciatica:

Fenugreek Seeds
You’ll need a handful of fenugreek seeds and some milk. Grind the seeds and add them some milk. Boil the mixture until you get a mushy paste. Apply the mixture on the affected area as a poultice, and let it stay a few hours. Wash it off and repeat it on a daily basis until you notice relief.

White Willow Bark
Take 120 milligram of white willow supplement or 240 milligrams of salicin per day for a period of few weeks, after consulting with your doctor.

Spinal Manipulation
One of the popular natural treatments is the chiropractic care. Various techniques involving short and rapid thrusts are included in the chiropractic spinal manipulation to soothe irritation of the nerve responsible for inflammation and other sciatica symptoms.

Acupuncture
You can use acupuncture to relax the muscles, relieve sciatica pain, and help your body heal on its own. It is considered that when certain acupuncture points are stimulated, the central nervous system is as well stimulated causing release of chemicals.

Valerian Root


The root of this herb relieves chronic nerve pain, and it’s especially effective in reducing sciatica pain caused by a muscle spasm. Take valerian root supplements, 150 milligrams 3 times a day for several weeks. Don’t forget to consult your doctor before taking the supplements.

Exercises
Exercise and regular physical activity is extremely important for the treatment of sciatica.


Lie down on your back on the floor with stretched and hip-width apart legs.
Relax your upper body and bend your knee upwards while breathing in.
Pull your thigh towards your chest with your hands clasped behind it, as far as it’s comfortable for you.
Your leg should stay flat on the ground.
Remain in this position for about 20 seconds and keep in mind to have controlled and deep breaths during this period. After this period, lower your leg carefully.
Do the same procedure with the other leg. After repeating this three to five times, do the exercise with both legs for about three to five minutes.


Capsaicin Cream
Capsaicin, the active compound in cayenne pepper, is a natural pain reliever as it helps deplete the substance P levels (a neurotransmitter that transports pain signals).

Turmeric
Boil one cup of milk with added teaspoon of turmeric, and a small cinnamon stick if you like. Add honey for a sweeter taste and consume this healthy drink one or two times a day until you notice improvement.

Hot or Cold Compresses

The way to combine heat and cold treatment, beginning with the hot and ending with the cold treatment. Use steamed towel (moist heat) for the hot compress since it’s more effective. Put a cold or hot pack on the affected area, and let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat this every couple of hours until you notice pain relief.

Massage
Not only that it can relieve sciatica pain, but massage therapy can help the body heal itself. Prepare a mixture of one cup of sesame oil and three tablespoons of nutmeg powder. Heat the mixture and let it cool until it’s comfortably warm before you start with the massage. This treatment should be repeated couple of times a day for a few weeks.

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