Finding an effective treatment for sciatic nerve pain relief can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Treatments that may work for some, may not necessarily work for you. Meanwhile, you may be suffering from mild to severe pain from the small of your back to the back of your thighs and legs. There are many pills, lotions and medications that are designed to give you quick relief, but many come with side effects and are used in possibly addictive dosages. We will explore some simple home remedies which have known to give natural sciatic nerve pain relief.
- Take an Epsom Salt Bath. Epsom salt can be found in any local drug store. Liberally add to the water in your tub and take a relaxing bath. The Epsom salts are known to naturally draw toxins out of your body as well as sedate the nervous system. It is also beneficial because Epsom salt when dissolved in water is known to ease stress and improve concentration and sleep. A great treatment for sciatic nerve pain.
- Take a cold shower. Yes, the opposite of the Epsom salt bath can also be helpful when undergoing pain. Cold showers are known to loosen up your body muscles and reduce any built up inflammation. You can also do this first before doing your Epsom salt bath.
- Drink plenty of water. You should never get dehydrated when having this type of nerve pain. Drink plenty of water to keep your body muscles hydrated and prevent them from putting extreme pressure on the nerve.
- Eat magnesium rich foods. I had a client who immediately ate peanuts when he felt sciatic nerve pain coming on. The high magnesium content of peanuts stopped his pain almost immediately. Of course, if you have a peanut allergy, this treatment may not be for you. Other foods high in magnesium include walnuts, pistachios, cashews, almonds, organic beans and bananas. It is sensible to always keep a supply of these types of helpful foods at hand, especially for sciatic nerve pain relief.
- Do some yoga poses. Research or see a yoga professional and learn some yoga poses that are known to reduce pain and pressure on your back. Yoga not only reduces pressure, but also calms you and reduces stress when doing the breathing and concentration exercises.
You don’t have to suffer, and you may not also need to look in the medicine cabinet when looking for a quick relief from sciatica. These simple methods are not addictive or harmful, so give them a try next time you need relief.