10 Awesome Home Remedies To Get Rid of Sciatic Nerve Pain Fast!
6. White Willow Bark
The bark of white willow provides long-lasting pain relief. It possesses analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties due to the present olic glycosides with salicin. 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.
7. 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. The volatile oils in valerian root help relax muscles and reduce tension, so it is also used as a sleeping aid. Take valerian root supplements, 150 milligrams 3 times a day for several weeks. However, don’t forget to consult your doctor before taking the supplements.
Another option is to drink valerian tea. To prepare it, boil a cup of hot water, and add a teaspoon of dried valerian root, allowing it to steep for 10 minutes. Consume this tea few times a week for couple of weeks.
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, which either produce a sense of well-being, or change the perception of pain.
The Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine has published a 2009 study which shows that warmed acupuncture with heated needles reduces sciatica pain. The study involved 30 participants, out of which 17 got complete relief sciatica after this type of treatment. Always go to a skilled and experienced acupuncturist for an acupuncture treatment.
9. Spinal Manipulation
One of the popular natural treatments for back and neck pain 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.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics has published a 2010 study in which 60 percent of the participants suffering from sciatica have gained benefits from spinal manipulation to the same extent as a surgical intervention could have provided. Consult a chiropractor for a proper treatment for your sciatica pain.
10. Fenugreek Seeds
Prepare a poultice from fenugreek seeds to relieve your sciatica pain, as it provides anti-inflammatory benefits. Moreover, it eases gout pains and rheumatoid arthritis.
You will 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 prepared mixture on the affected area as a poultice, and allow it to stay a few hours. Wash it off and repeat it on a daily basis until you notice relief.
Avoid making sudden movements
Practice techniques for proper lifting where your back is straight and your knees bent
Good posture is beneficial for relieving pressure on the lower back
Regular exercise is beneficial, but avoid engaging in intense exercise
Use a mattress which is neither too soft nor too firm
Try to avoid smoking cigarettes since it promotes disc degeneration
Take magnesium, vitamin C, and calcium supplements after consulting your doctor
Consider other herbal remedies, like the alcohol-based extract prepared from the parijat (harshiangar) leaves (1); 1,500 to 2,000 mg twice a day of devil’s claw (don’t use it if you have peptic ulcer). Consult your doctor before taking these natural remedies for a proper dosage and suitability