Don’t we all love getting out with friends and family hiking, biking, swimming, climbing, and all those things we enjoy so much! But sometimes we overdo or don’t warm-up enough and put some stress on the largest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve starts at the lower spine and goes through the backside and down the lower limb to the foot. This nerve gives movement, feeling and strength in the legs.
40% of the world’s population experiences sciatic pain sometime in their lives. Sciatica can result in sickening pain, numbness, sharp or burning pain, and a shortening feeling in the lower limbs. It can be mixed up with lower back pain or leg issues. The torment and distress may require individuals to stay in bed, and the vast majority of them regularly take ibuprofen or some other over-the-counter drug to mitigate the agony.
Natural treatments of sciatic pain might include:
Controlling the spine can restore body movement, decrease inflammation, decline torment, and accelerate the healing process.
Deep massage or trigger-point treatments have achieved great results in the treatment of muscle fits, torment, and numbness of the legs and toes.
You ought to feel some relief after the first treatment, however most people benefit from a couple of sessions.
Herbs & Oils
Numerous herbs help assuage torment and diminish inflammation. They can be found in capsules, treatments, liniments and implanted oils. You can likewise make tea from new or dried herbs, or utilization elixirs, tinctures and natural essential oils to assuage torment. Make sure you check with your doctor before mixing herbal remedies with the prescription drugs you take. Here is a list of some herbs you can use to treat nerve pain, inflammation, and improve nerve health:
- Devil’s claw
- Jamaican dogwood
- Turmeric or curcumin (combine it with black pepper to increase its bioavailability)
- White willow bark
- St. John’s wort
- Mullein root
- Roman chamomile
- Clary Sage
- Linden flower
- Milky oat tops
And of course sleep
Sleep gives your nerves and body time to relax, heal and balance. Additional sleep and rest will help remake and reinforce your nerves.
In the event that the sciatic pain continues or lasts more than a couple of weeks, consult a specialist, as there is the likelihood that you have a disjoined vertebrae, or some other condition that is bringing on weight or squeezing your nerves.
If you are experiencing sciatic pain in your body please feel free to reach out to Dr. Sahoury and his staff at Above and Beyond Holistic Wellness. Our approach is holistic and we offer a wide variety of treatments options for you.
To your health and wellness,
Dr. Roger Sahoury