10 Awesome Home Remedies To Get Rid of Sciatic Nerve Pain Fast!



Sciatica is pain that affects the back, hip and outer side of the leg which occurs as a result of compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back and at many patients

 the reason for that pain is degeneration of an intervertebral disk.Most common cause of sciatica pain is slipped or herniated disc, but the pain also can be caused by spinal injury or infection, piriformis syndrome, spinal stenosis, pregnancy as well as isthmic spondylolisthesis. The pain caused by sciatica is severe and debilitating.

Besides unbearable pain, sciatica also may cause tingling or burning sensation in the leg, weakness and numbness that affects leg and toes, shooting pain that causes difficulties to sit down or while standing up. There are various conventional treatments for sciatica, but these methods are temporary solution. Medical experts warn that most of the steroid injections have side-effects. Below we are going to present you several efficient methods that will lower the pressure and inflammation on the irritated sciatic nerve. With the help of these natural therapies and home remedies, the sciatica pain disappears within six weeks.

Massage
Massage efficiently will relieve the sciatica pain, but with the help of massage therapy, your body can heal itself, especially if the cause of the problem is a muscle spasm. Massage is incredibly beneficial and will stimulate the circulation, release tension and will raise the range of motion.
St John’s wort oil possesses anti-inflammatory properties and it is perfect for relieving sciatica inflammation and pain. Gently massage the affected area 2-3 times a day.

Another option is to prepare a mixture of 1 cup of sesame oil and 3 tablespoons of nutmeg powder. All you should do is to heat the mixture and leave it cool off a bit. Massage the areas where you experience sciatica pain with warm mixture. Use this oil few times a day in period of several weeks.
Due to the fact that the pain occurs in the lower back, very often the thighs and buttocks are linked to the trigger points in the gluteus minimus and medius muscles. Experts advise to massage this point at least once a day.

Hot or Cold Compresses
Hot or cold compresses are effective method for relieving the sciatica inflammation and pain. Experts explain that the cold compress actually numb the pain and lower the swelling around the nerve, while the heat compress relax tense muscles which often are pressing the sciatic nerve.

Another option is to combine the heat and cold treatment. Begin with the hot and end with the cold treatment. In order to perform this treatment it is advisable to use steamed towel (moist heat) for the hot compress as it is more effective. All you should do is to put a cold or hot pack on the affected area and leave it stay 15-20 minutes. Repeat this procedure every couple of hours until you experience pain relief. Important note: patients who have circulatory problems should not use cold compresses

Turmeric
Turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as a natural treatment of sciatica. Curcumin is the active compound of turmeric, which efficiently lowers nerve pain and inflammation.
Prepare turmeric-milk mixture by boiling 1 cup of milk and 1 teaspoon of turmeric. You can add a small cinnamon stick if you like. You can add honey for a sweeter taste. Drink this healthy potion 1-2 times a day until you notice improvement.

Another option is to take turmeric supplements: 250-300 milligrams 3 times a day in the period of few weeks. But, before taking any supplements, you need to consult your doctor.
Note: patients who are suffering from gallstones, and patients who are taking diabetes medication and blood thinners should not use turmeric.

Capsaicin Cream
Cayenne pepper contains active compound called capsaicin, which is a natural pain reliever. Studies proved that capsaicin helps deplete the substance P levels, a neurotransmitter that transports pain signals. All you should do is to apply an ointment or cream that contains 0.025% to 0.075% capsaicin on the affected area, maximum 4 times a day, in a period of 7 days. Note: you should not apply capsaicin cream or ointment on a broken skin. This compound initially may cause a burning sensation.

Exercises
Regular physical activity and exercising are important for the sciatica treatment. First, you should begin with exercises to strengthen the back and abdominal muscles, and a day or two later you should flare-up of sciatica. On this way you significantly will speed up the recovery process. Medical experts advise you to perform knee to chest stretch in order to reduce sciatic nerve irritation and to improve your lower back’s flexibility.How to perform this exercise: first lie down on your back on the floor and stretch your legs (hip-width apart). Make sure to relax your upper body and bend your knee upwards while breathing in.