Before we list the eight ways for almost instant sciatica pain relief, let’s look at what’s causing it.
You can experience a sciatica pain when a spinal nerve in the lower back of your body is experiencing a compression. In the medical circles, this pain is known as radicular pain or “lumbar radiculopathy.”
Of course, the symptoms can be different since they depend on the type of spinal nerve that is affected and also how compressed it is.
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8 Natural Remedies For Sciatica Pain Relief
1. Try Acupuncture
Acupuncture can be a fast and reliable treatment because the relief of this therapy is felt even after the first session. Sure, the results are not typical, but according to my research, it can do wonders. This comes from the whole idea behind the acupuncture – working with the right nerves of the body. You need to book a few treatments and see how that works for you.
2. Try Chiropractic Adjustments
You should try this approach because chiropractors will work with your spine, which means they will try to relieve the pressure in a mechanical way. The manipulation of the spine during the sessions can be painful, but at the end, you can walk out with 50% – 80% improvement.
3. Try putting Ice Packs on the painful areas
The cold can go deep in your body and numb the place so you can feel instant relief. You can do this with ice or frozen vegetables like peas wrapped in a towel. Do this for 20 minutes every 3 hours and measure the results.
4. Change the temperature
With the cold “sessions” you can numb the place and relieve the pain. But, still, sometimes you can feel the pain even though you know that it is decreased. In that case, apply hot pack immediately and hold it as much as you can.
Also, you can get a hot bath and stay in hot water for a while. Add some essential oils and try to relax.
The change of temperature will accelerate the healing since the circulation of the blood, and the lymph will be increased.
5. Do Yoga Stretches
This can be painful. But, you need to stay active if you want to get better faster. Start small with easy yoga stretches. Don’t rush. The idea here is to boost the blood flow and enable the muscles to get an easy workout and stay active.
6. Get a massage
The benefit here can be two-fold.
First, there are unique massaging techniques for “deep pain, ” and this can touch the pain points.
Second, there are different essential oils that can also influence the healing and help you feel better.
Make sure to visit a specialist in this area and not some random massagist.
7. Herbs And Oils
As I’ve mentioned previously, there are numerous natural herbs can provide significant healing effects. This is because of their inherent “powers” to reduce inflammation and decrease the pain intensity.
Again, please consult your doctor before using any oils or herbs. You don’t want them to interfere with any medication you are currently taking.
Here’s a list of the best ones:
- Turmeric or curcumin (mix it with black pepper to increase its bioavailability)
- Roman chamomile
- Devil’s claw
- Milky oat tops
- White willow bark
- Mullein root
- Clary Sage
- St. John’s Wort
- Jamaican dogwood
- Linden flower
8. Get A Better Sleep
Here what is meant by “better sleep”:
Get more rest. Yes, you should move and stretch the body, but also you need to create an environment where your body can heal. This is the way to rebuild the nerves in your lower back.
Change your mattress if it is possible. Consult with your chiropractor or doctor about this. From what we learned, you will probably need a different mattress that will hold your body in a better position while you sleep.
Get a better/different pillow. Same as above. Make sure to position your body in a better posture.
The above methods are meant to be tested. Discuss them with your doctor first.
Relieving the pain immediately is the no. 1 priority, but you must avoid any complications on the long run.
Additionally, if you have any other suggestion or way, share it with us.