How to calm sciatica pain naturally
The sciatica pain or sciatica attack is a intense pain that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed and inflamed. This nerve can be compressed or inflamed by several causes, including a muscle contracture, a herniated disc, inflammation of the nerve, injury or fracture of the pelvis, spinal stenosis.
The sciatica pain It is a very intense pain that at the same time incapacitates us to lead our life normally. The symptoms can be several such as: intense pain in the leg, difficulty walking or sitting, tingling, numbness, pain in the gluteus or buttock, weakness, pain in the foot.
Some natural remedies and homemade preparations can help us to calm the pain when we suffer from a sciatica attack.
Diet also plays an important role because when suffering from repeated attacks of sciatica may be related to a deficient diet in B vitamins, insufficient intake of the vitamins in this group affects the ailments in the nerves, causing contract and become inflamed.
Below we provide a series of tips on foods rich in vitamin B and also on how to prepare natural remedies that will help us to relieve the pain of sciatica. The natural remedies that we will provide are for external use.
Proper nutrition to strengthen the nerves
The vitamins that influence and help the nerves to be in good condition are vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. These vitamins can be found in the following foods:
- Foods rich in vitamin B1: legumes, tomatoes, potatoes, whole grains, nuts such as hazelnut, nuts, pine nuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, pistachios, almonds, flax seeds, pork, veal liver, chicken, fish, milk and dairy products Dairy, egg yolk.
- Foods rich in vitamin B6: blue fish, pork, liver, lamb, poultry meat, green leafy vegetables, tomato, carrot, pumpkin, green beans, peas, lentils, beans, chickpeas, whole grains, avocado, banana, nuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, dried figs, dates, prunes.
- Foods rich in vitamin B12: blue fish, seafood, liver, pâtés, beef, pork, lamb, poultry meat, eggs, milk and dairy products, cereals, brewer's yeast, seaweed.
External natural remedies to relieve sciatica pain
Cabbage poultice with soothing effects
We will prepare this poultice by cooking some cabbage leaves. We put the leaves of cabbage to cook in a cauldron with water that covers them. Once they are cooked, drain the water.
Application: We put the hot cabbage leaves on a gauze, wrap and keep the hot cabbage leaves on the painful area. This remedy can be applied 3 times a day.
Ginger cataplasm with anti-inflammatory and soothing effects
To prepare the ginger poultice we need fresh ginger root that we can grate or ginger powder and a cup of mineral water. We put the water to boil and once it boils add a teaspoon of ginger.
Remove from heat, cover and let stand 10 minutes. We fill the infusion.
Application: Moisten a sterile gauze, compress or cloth handkerchief in the still hot ginger preparation and apply on the area until it loses heat.
We can repeat the application 3 times a day.
How to prepare a bath with soothing and relaxing effects
To prepare this relaxing and soothing bath we will resort to the medicinal properties of the nettle, we will manipulate nettle leaves with gloves to avoid itching on the hands that produce fresh nettle leaves.
Before preparing the bath we must make an infusion of nettle. Prepare the infusion with a bunch of fresh nettle leaves and a liter of mineral water.
We put the water to boil and once it is boiling add the nettle leaves. Remove from heat, cover the infusion and let it sit covered for 10 minutes.
We fill the infusion. Fill the tub with hot water and add the infusion of nettle to the water. Carefully we enter the bathtub and enjoy the soothing and relaxing bath for 20 minutes.
The heat of the hot water and the anti-inflammatory properties of the nettle will help us to calm the pain.
Massage with hypericum essential oil
This medicinal plant is also known as the herb of San Juan or Sanjuanera.
This plant contains many beneficial properties among which we emphasize that it is analgesic, relaxing, anti-inflammatory, which helps to calm the pains, also helps us relax the nerves.
The essential oil can be obtained in herbalists, parapharmacies, natural products stores and also in online stores.The essential oil of hypericum as with all essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin, we should mix it with a vegetable oil.
To prepare this massage with essential oil of hypericum we will mix 3 drops of essential oil of hypericum with and a cup of olive oil. Mix to dilute.
Application: We put a little of this preparation in the hand and then massage the painful area. We can apply this remedy 2 or 3 times a day, until we notice improvement. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.