Sciatica pain is hard to live with; while most pain can be improved through frequent stretching, changing positions, and gentle exercise, many turn to prescription and over-the-counter medications for the pain. While these medications can help with the pain, they can also come with unpleasant side effects.
There are four herbs that can help soothe sciatica pain too. They are all natural, but just like any natural remedy or supplement, it is always best to talk with your doctor before using these.
Turmeric is full of anti-inflammatory benefits and has been used for health remedies for quite a long time. Turmeric can help soothe sciatica pain by lowering the inflammation in your body. Turmeric is frequently used in cooking and even ingested as a tea or used as a topical cream. Some studies are even starting to suggest that turmeric could help with the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.
Jamaican dogwood is very powerful and can be used to relieve nerve pain. It can be found in a capsule form or applied as a tincture. It is so powerful, that pregnant women and lactating women should not use it. If you fall into neither of those categories, take this for its cool name and effects.
St. John’s Wort Oil
St. John’s Wort is commonly used to treat depression and mood health, but it can also be used to treat nerve pain. It is naturally anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant. The oil can be applied to the skin to help soothe the pain. Though, it is good to know that when applied to the skin, St. John’s Wort oil can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight.
Garlic is one component that makes the list of natural remedies quite frequently. There are so many amazing benefits to garlic, and the side effects, besides sweating out garlic smell, are generally low. Raw garlic can help fight pain, though many may rather take garlic supplements over eating raw garlic in the morning.
All of these natural herbs are great to try rather than using costly and unnatural pain medications. Sciatica pain should also be treated with gentle exercise, such as swimming and yoga. Frequent visits to the chiropractor also helped relieve and treat the root problem of sciatica pain. You often have to get down to the nerves themselves, before you can get long-lasting relief from your pain.
These herbs can only do so much for anyone in pain, especially in relation to the sciatic nerve. Regular chiropractic care may also be used as an effective, non-onvasive method for helping to alleviate pain. The Joint is proud to have doctors of chiropractic that have effective and efficient ways to help anyone with their sciatic pain. Stop by today to discuss the many options available, and get your health back today!
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