How To Get Rid of Sciatic Nerve Pain At Home
Sciatica pain can be felt in the legs, but is actually caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back and buttock. The surging pangs begin in the roots of the nerve on one or both sides of the lower spine, moving through the sciatic nerve that is going down the length of each leg from the bottom down to the foot. The pain in the leg is worse than that in the buttock and many describe the sensation as intolerable. Some say it is like the nerve pain you feel when you have a toothache. Luckily this condition is treatable, and there are some home treatment options which will help you remove the pain. The pain will eventually go, but the alternative to just sit and wait until it’s gone on its own is not the most proactive plan.
The heat/ice method – take a cold pack, a pack of frozen vegetables, or an ice cube and massage gently. Once you are done with the ice, switch to a heating pad (see if you have one, if you don’t just run hot water over a hand towel) and lay it on the place where the pain is. Apply this method for 20 minutes every 2 hours.
Acupuncture – it has been approved by the FDA for treating the lower back pain, including sciatica.
Massage therapy – this works wonders for some people. Massage improves blood flow, relaxes muscles, and releases endorphins into the body. Endorphins are the natural pain relievers in the body.
You can also try with OTC pain medications which are helpful in relieving sciatica pain. They reduce inflammation, a part of what causes the pain. The herbs, plants and supplements which reduce inflammation indirectly help with the pain of sciatica.
Now, since you have more weapons for fighting sciatica pain at home don’t stop trying to relieve it on your own. This condition responds well to home treatments, patience, rest, and time.