Any one, regardless of young or old, active or quiet can develop Sciatica(sciatic nerve pain) at any time. It repeatedly attacks the sufferers and brings them a lot of pain, so it is absolutely essential for them to get the right sciatica treatment.
What is Sciatica(sciatic nerve pain)?
Sciatica is an extremely painful disease, and it is generally caused by compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots, or by compression or irritation of the left or right or both sciatic nerves. It is vital for the sufferers to take effective treatment, or it will repeatedly attack them. Symptoms include:
1. aching or pins and needles in one leg
2.Pain in the buttocks, thigh or various parts of the leg and foot
3.Severe pain through the lower back
Sciatica(sciatic nerve pain) is a symptom caused by pressure on some part of the sciatic nerve, which are generally smaller nerves starting at the spine that causes painful hip or numb and tingling leg. The pain is usually in just one leg, and sometimes it may occur in both legs. It is characterized by cramping, sharp and or burning, ranging from the leg to the foot. Sciatic pain may deteriorate by squatting, coughing, sneezing, sitting, or standing for long periods of time.
Cortisone shots and pain relievers are commonly used for treating sciatica. Other therapies such as acupuncture and acupressure are often used as well. Natural treatments such as hayseed and wintergreen also prove to be very effective in alleviating the pain.
Acupressure has similarity with acupuncture. But it applies pressure with the hands and elbows to specific points on the body. It proves to be very effective in relieving minor pain. Acupressure is easy to operate and even a relative or family member can do this job. The treatment includes applying significant pressure to the points ranging from the lower back to buttocks. The sufferers should hurt a bit and not too much when undergoing this treatment. My mother in law is a sciatica pain sufferer and is satisfied with the good effect of acupressure. If acupressure has no effect, acupuncture is an ideal alternative for sciatic. It proves to be more effective in treating sciatic.
Acupuncture is an alternative therapy that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of needles in the body aiming at alleviating their pain and other symptoms. The theory of acupuncture says that the body has energy pathways called meridians to keep it run smoothly. Once these meridians are blocked, discomforts of body such as pain and other symptoms will occur. As an alternative treatment for sciatica acupuncture, Acupuncture proves to have good effect on pain alleviation. Acupuncture works best in alleviating unknown pain and inflammation.
Hayseed, as a natural treatment for sciatica, is combination of various grass seeds and proves to be very effective in alleviating pain linked to sciatica. This natural treatment is referred to as Kneipp therapy. According to mothernature.com, it wins approval of the Commission E a group of Herbal Medicine experts appointed by the German counterpart of the US Food and Drug Administration, Kniepp therapy is used through hot poultices and bath bags.
Chinese angelica is another ideal option for treating sciatica. According to mothernature.com in china, Chinese and Americans are quite different in applying angelica to sciatica. Chinese usually inject it directly into the sciatica acupuncture points while Americans often make it a kind of drinks or tincture which can be used directly to the skin. Chinese Angelica is among the most profoundly used herbs in Chinese herbal medicine.
Jamaican dogwood is a commonly used natural treatment for sciatica as well. Jamaican dogwood is characterized by its mild sedative and pain relief. According to altmd and many other herbal medicine records, Jamaican works very well in treating sciatic nerve pain. They claim 3 doses a day will keep the doctor away. Jamaican dogwood is an oral dose of medicine
Oil of wintergreen proves to be an effective treatment of sciatica by many people as well. The oil of wintergreen can sooth your body when it is applied to the affected areas. It is necessary to remember: it is poisonous, so do not take it orally and keep it out of the reach of children.
These alternative therapies and natural treatments prove to have as good effect on the treatment of sciatica if not better than as the traditional treatments. Pain killers and surgery may bring side effects to the sufferers, but the alternative treatments are free of this worry. However, for the symptoms of sciatica, regardless of serious or light, you’d better go to a medical professional for advice. Wish you good luck.