Sciatic nerve pain is most often caused by a herniated disc that presses on the sciatic nerve, leading to inflammation, tenderness and pain.
It can also be caused by issues like a spinal injury or infection, pregnancy, spinal stenosis and piriformis syndrome.
Pain that radiates from your lower spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg is the hallmark of sciatica.
According to the Mayo clinic, sciatic nerve pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating pain. Sometimes it can feel like a jolt or electric shock. It can be worse when you cough or sneeze, and prolonged sitting can aggravate symptoms. Usually only one side of your body is affected.
Pain can also go away on its own and re-emerge again, just when you think you got the situation under control.
HOW TO GET RID OF SCIATIC NERVE PAIN FAST
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
How to make:
Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric to 1 cup of milk. Boil the solution. Sweeten this healthy drink with honey and drink it once or twice daily until you see improvement.
Turmeric is an effective natural remedy for sciatica because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It contains a compound called curcumin that helps reduce nerve pain and inflammation.
According to one study published back in 2009, curcuminoids–compounds naturally found in turmeric–has protective properties that can help to protect the nerve cells in your back.
For those who are suffering from sciatica injuries, the curcuminoids can not only help to reduce swelling, but they will protect the nerve cells from being damaged and degraded.
Turmeric stops the production of certain enzymes in your body. These enzymes are responsible for the inflammation that accompanies the sciatica injury. By preventing the enzyme production, you reduce swelling and speed up the healing process.
Notice: Turmeric may not be suitable for those taking blood thinners or diabetes medications. Those suffering from gallstones should also avoid it.
Get immediate medical care if:
- You have sudden, severe pain in your low back or leg and numbness or muscle weakness in your leg
- The pain follows a violent injury, such as a traffic accident
- You have trouble controlling your bowels or bladder.