The biggest nerve in the body is the sciatic nerve, it goes to the buttocks and extends to the limb of foot down. The location makes it important for the strength, movement and feeling in legs. The sciatica pain can be common and goes with weakness, numbness and similar signs. Sometimes we mistake this for lower back pain or cramp in the leg. Sometimes, it is mild pain and numbness, but other times is unstoppable, sharp, burning and on one side only.
This discomfort means you have to stay in bed and even use strong drugs for the pain and ibuprofen too.
Studies shown that 40% of people have this issue or will have it and we have 8 ways for you to deal with this.
This curing is alternative and means hair-thin needles in some body parts are put, thus nerves are boosted for more energy. This therapy Is working right away and few therapies are a miracle. These days this method is more and more popular and is good for migraines, smoking addicts, lymph flow, stress…
2. Chiropractic method
Studies showed this method is good for this problem and the spine gets worked just better than before. You feel less pain, more healing, less infammaton, more mobility and bending.
3. Ice pack
These packs relieve the pain. Also, if you have no ice, use frozen peas or veggies, wrap this in a towel and put it on the part that hurts. After 20 minutes, and every 3 hours, switch this pack.
4. Alternating temperatures
The ice pack might be good, but heat can work too. the coldness cannot go deep to remove the pain at all times. So, use also a hot pack, right after the ice one, or have a bath. This change of heat and cold makes the blood flow better and faster, and lymph flow is better too. For optimal results, add essential oils, herbs, Epsom or similar.
5. Yoga and stretch
Every movement is painful and bad, so you must be at least a bit mobile to relieve this. So, do yoga and stretched, back bending a bit and similar. This way you are mobile, stronger, not static and stiff and have good blood flow.
Trigger work on the spots with massage, this treats the spasms, pain and numbness in toes and legs too. Also, use herb oils and essential oils too.
7. Oils and herbs
Many herbs provide great effects and reduce the pain and inflammation issues. You can use them via pills, oils, salves, ointments, liniments and more. Also, use tincture, elixirs, tea of fresh herb and dry herbs too. Before you use these things, talk with the doctor just in case you take some meds that clash with this method. And see this list below of the best herbs for pain, nerve health, inflammation:
- Devil’s claw
- Roman chamomile
- Turmeric/curcuma with black pepper mix
- Milky oat tops
- Mullein root
- White willow bark
- Clary sage
- St. John’s Wort
- Jamaican dogwood
- Linden flower
8. Better sleep
Sleep enough to aid this condition, make muscles more relaxed and nerves stronger too.
Science has not yet backed up these sciatica methods and many people have seen relief from them, so there is no harm so far. Even spasms, cramps, numbness were all alleviated. But, if these signs last for a long time, weeks even, talk with the doctor ASAP to see what presses the nerves; dislocation of vertebrae or another thing, and you will know if you need surgery or not.