Sciatica is a pain in the leg which is caused by a pinched nerve in a person’s lower back. The pain will originally start at the lower spine, but they have the ability to course through the sciatica nerve. This nerve will then run through each of the leg down to the foot. This kind of pain is actually worse than having an actual back pain.
People are taking in medicines to relieve the pain, while there are some people who are even undergoing surgeries. In Catherine Winters’ article, she talks about how you can treat sciatica in the most natural way possible:
Sixty percent of people with sciatica who didn’t get relief from other therapies and then tried spinal manipulation experienced the same degree of pain relief as patients who eventually had surgery, found a 2010 study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. The 120 people in the study saw a chiropractor about 3 times a week for 4 weeks and then continued weekly visits, tapering off treatment as they felt better. In people who responded to chiropractic care, benefits lasted up to a year. “Spinal manipulation may create a response in the nervous system that relieves pain and restores normal mobility to the injured area,” says study researcher Gordon McMorland, DC, of National Spine Care in Calgary, Alberta. “It also reduces inflammation, creating an environment that promotes the body’s natural healing mechanisms.”
“You can get relief as soon as the first session, though it takes about 12 sessions to see improvement,” says Jingduan Yang, MD, assistant professor at the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. See full post here..
Having sciatica pain can be daunting and you may result in just giving in and having that surgery. But worry no more because the above solutions will surely help you treat your sciatica nerve pain.