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Top 8 Natural Treatments for Sciatic Pain

  1. Ice packs

Putting on ice packs on the painful areas of your back and leaving them on for 20 minutes can reduce the pain. However, you should never apply ice directly on your skin – wrap it in a towel instead and you can safely apply it. Repeat the method 3 times a day for best results.

  1. Alternating between hot and cold packs

Although ice packs can temporarily reduce the pain, they won’t help you in the long run. Luckily, alternating between cold and hot packs or taking a warm bath after the ice therapy can. This temperature alterations will stimulate blood and lymph flow and reduce the inflammation and pain.

  1. Mild stretches and yoga

Yoga and stretching can significantly improve your mobility and reduce the pain in your back and legs. In the beginning, even mild stretches can be a challenge, but doing them 3 times a week can will help your body adjust and allow you to move on to the more challenging ones.

  1. Massage

Massages with essential oils and herb-infused oils can relieve the pain in your back and limbs and reduce the inflammation in the sciatic nerve.

  1. Essential oils and herbs

Nature offers many herbs and plants which are powerful anti-inflammatory agents and can easily treat sciatica. You can use fresh or dried herbs in the form of tea, but you can also use essential oil massages to treat your sciatic pain. We suggest trying lavender, kratom, clary sage, roman chamomile, turmeric, linden flower, Jamaican dogwood, licorice, arnica, St. John’s wort or skullcap for best results.

  1. A good night sleep

Sleeping well overnight is important for our overall health including our muscles and nerves. Get 6-8 hours of sleep overnight in order to allow your body to rebuild muscles and nerves and relieve the pain.

As you can see, there are plenty of natural ways that can relieve sciatica even better than those harmful painkillers. However, if the symptoms of sciatica don’t go away for a longer period, we suggest visiting a doctor who can identify the real problem and treat it appropriately.