Lower Back Pain

Remedies To Relieve Sciatica

Sciatica is the name for peripheral neuropathy and is relatively a common form of back pain that happens in the sciatic nerve. Sciatic pain is a sharp, acute, electric shock-like pain that starts from the buttock and slowly moves down the back of your thighs and legs. The most common cause of sciatica is the herniated disk (slipped disk) in your back. Other causes are Sacroiliitis, inflammation of the Sacroiliac joint, Lumbar Facet Joint Syndrome- a pain that usually advents from the joints of one's back, Piriformis Syndrome- pain caused by the Piriformis muscle in your buttock due to spasm, irritation or inflammation. Whatever may be the cause for this pathetic lower back pain, it’s necessary to follow the best way to treat it.

The remedies for sciatica can be sought from the medication prescribed by the doctors or from alternative remedies or natural medicines. Let’s analyze both the aspects and see the benefits of each.

Doctor's prescribed or OTC medicines:

The doctors first go through a process of tests and x-rays to confirm the condition of the sciatica. Based on this the medicines are given that works towards reducing the pain and swelling. Epidural steroid medicine is a shot injected in the spine to get relief the pain and to reduce the swelling. Some other medicines may also be prescribed by your doctor that can help in relaxing your muscles. It has been seen in some cases that the medicines may also cause some side effects. Inquire about the side effects and about any other complications that you may face and also inform the doctor if you are already suffering from allergy, diabetes etc.

Natural Remedies for Sciatica:

The natural remedies meant for the problems are usually balanced nutritional supplements that take care of your overall health. The natural supplements contain some enzymes and a lot of natural phyto-nutrients that works along with the metabolic activities of the body to prevent and reverse the diseases. They mostly target the optimization of hormone and immune system. Along with that, to keep the muscles and bone strong some exercise regimes are also put in the remedy schedule for curing back pain or sciatica.