Statistically speaking, 90 percent of Americans suffer from one of the major causes of disability, affecting performance at work and general well-being which is called Sciatica.
Sciatica is a pain affecting the back, hip, and leg caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back. The Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body which runs from the hip, back of the thigh, inside of the legs towards the ankles and foot.
It is said to affect adults ages 25-45 years old which is caused by too much sitting or by too much physical exertion. There are many commercial pills, pain relievers and medications that is out in the market which can help relieve the pain but have many side effects. However, a lot of people are still opting to take natural remedies that will pose no harm in their kidneys and livers.
Below is a list of natural remedies that can relieve and cure pain in your spine, back and legs.
1.Visit a Chiropractor
It has been shown that chiropractic manipulation, massage and adjustment is the key to correct not only the root cause of pain but to manage sciatic pain as well.
2.Engage in meditation
Tai-chi, prayer or any other activities that can release your stress which is the number one cause of muscle tightness, inflammation, etc.
3.Eat Foods with Anti- Inflammatory Properties
Foods like Turmeric, Garlic, ginger, Kelp, Sweet Potatoes, Cucumber, Pineapple, and Coriander are the key to pain reduction.
4.Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking 8-10 glasses of water helps cleanse your body, preventing muscle cramps and stiffness which contributes to sciatica.
Lie on your back, hug one knee to your chest for 10 seconds, and then use the opposite arm to pull the knee across your body making sure to keep your hip from rising off the floor. Hold for an additional 10 seconds and repeat with the other leg. Do three reps at least three times a day.
Our bodies are designed to be in constant motion.
Try going on walks during your lunch break or instead of using an elevator, use the stairs instead. Whatever it takes, make your life a life of movement.
Core Exercises: Yoga exercises like cat-cow, plank, and downward-facing dog are important to keep your abs and core strong to help support and protect the lower back.
How To Yoga Stretches for Low Back Pain & Sciatica Relief