Is there any natural therapy which can stop my sciatic nerve pain?
Hello, I am 36 years old woman. I am suffering from chronic sciatic nerve pain. Is there any natural therapy which can stop my sciatic nerve pain? I have aversion for allopathy. So I don't want to take any medicine. Please provide some help.
@abhilasha-0 If you experience sciatica-like symptoms, then you should visit your doctor who can confirm the diagnosis and possibly identify the underlying structural issue. In most circumstances following a sciatica diagnosis, your physician will recommend one or more of the following home treatment options: Back exercises—it may go against your instincts to engage in physical activity while your back or legs hurt, but low-impact exercises like water aerobics, stationary biking and yoga can be quite effective at reducing symptom severity and strengthening your back to prevent future back issues. Stronger back muscles also help support the spine and alleviate pressure on spinal nerves which can reduce the frequency and intensity of sciatica episodes.
Stretching—another form of physical activity that may alleviate sciatica symptoms is stretching. Stretching should be performed slowly and gently; stop immediately if you notice any pain. You may try pulling your knees up to your chest, seated hip stretch or seated spinal twist. The purpose of these stretches is to loosen the buttocks, hamstrings and calves which can exert pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Heat and cold therapy—Ice and heat can alleviate many of the symptoms that accompany sciatica and accelerate the healing process. Applying ice for 15 minutes can numb the affected area, while heat will increase blood flow and improve healing. These applications can also reduce muscle spasms which are common among sciatica patients.
Sit up straight—if you work at a desk or in a bent position for much of the day, pay close attention to your posture. You should try to sit with your head aligned with your hips. You should also take frequent breaks from sitting to relieve strain on your spine.