Ever wake up feeling agonizing pain all the way from your upper thighs to your feet? Do you deal with nagging lower back pain that spreads downward through your buttock and won’t seem to quit no matter what you try? You could be dealing with sciatic nerve pain, also called sciatica, which causes painful throbbing in the lower back and limbs. The pain radiates down the body and can be a symptom of spinal stenosis. It’s also closely related to piriformis syndrome since the piriformis muscle is near the sciatic nerve.
Sciatica is most often caused by a herniated or slipped disc. It can also be caused by issues like a spinal injury or infection, degenerative disc disease, pregnancy, spinal stenosis, isthmic spondylolisthesis and piriformis syndrome.
Although there are many conventional treatments for sciatica, they may only ease the pain temporarily. Plus, most steroid injections can cause serious side effects. You can use some home remedies and natural therapies as well to reduce inflammation and pressure on the irritated sciatic nerve.
Some of the sciatica pain relief home remedies are as follows:
1. Hot pack massages: This is the first sciatica nerve pain relief remedy that will definitely work in bringing the pain down. Take a towel and soak it in hot water for 5 minutes. Then squeeze the water out and immediately press the towel before it starts cooling onto the area that has pain. Leave it pressed for 5 minutes and repeat the process for 15-20 minutes. The pain would slowly reduce.
2. Turmeric and milk: Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder into one cup of milk. Now boil this mixture for 5 minutes and let it cool down a little. Drink it once or twice a day until you find the pain to have reduced.
3. Coconut oil massage: Massage the area with some warm coconut oil for 10-15 minute daily for a few days until you get some relief. The very thought of sciatica pain can bring a shiver down your spine!
Don’t worry anymore because these lovely home remedies will surely free you from this nagging pain.
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