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Sciatica pain relief – Home remedies, Stretches
and exercises for sciatica pain in lower back & legs. Sciatica is leg pain caused by a pinched nerve
in the lower back. Although the pangs begin in nerve roots located
on either side of the lower spine, they then course through the sciatic nerve, which runs
the length of each leg from the buttock down to the foot. The most common cause is a herniated disk
when a disk develops a tear or crack and bulges into the spinal canal, it can pinch the sciatic
nerve. Here are 5 of the best Treatments in order
of importance… Try Natural First:
Massage: Massage is an ancient technique which has been giving results ever since. Mixing 3 tablespoons of nutmeg powder into
1 cup of sesame oil. Make the mixture warm a little bit with the
help of a microwave. After that, let it cool and massage the lower
back, buttock, hips and your affected leg with this mixture when it is still warm. You should repeat this process several times
a day. Hot or Cold Compress: For acute sciatic pain,
heat or ice packs are readily available and can help alleviate the leg pain, especially
in the initial phase. Heat relaxes the tight muscles that may be
pushing on the sciatic nerve. The cold treatment reduces the swelling around
the nerve, along with helping to numb the pain. Usually, ice or heat is applied for approximately
20 minutes and repeated every two hours. Most people use ice first, but some find more
relief with heat. Epsom salt: The mineral magnesium is crucial
for healthy nerve function. Epsom salt is a combination of magnesium and
sulfate and is easily absorbed through the pores of the skin. A hot bath combined with two cups of Epsom
salt will give you astonishing relief from your sciatica guaranteed! Stretches for Sciatica pain:
Knees to chest: Lay flat on your back with your knees bent
and soles of the feet on the floor. Slowly hug your knees into the chest. Hold for 30 seconds and Repeat on the other
side. Seated hip stretch: Sit in a chair with your
feet on the floor and knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Then raise the affected leg up and cross that
ankle over the opposite knee. Then, gently bend forward over the crossed
leg, breathing deeply and holding for 30 seconds. Standing hamstring stretch: Start by standing
tall with feet together. Then lift the affected leg straight out in
front of you and rest the heel on a ledge or table that is just under hip width high. Keeping the knee and spine straight until
you feel a stretch in the back of the leg. Return to the starting position then repeat
on the other side. Reduce Inflammation: Many of these risk factors
cause inflammation, which makes it harder to heal from injuries and increases pain. To combat inflammation and improve your odds
of feeling better more quickly, make sure to eat a nutrient-dense healing diet, avoid
smoking/using recreational drugs, and get exercise and good sleep. Thanks for watching, don’t forget to subscribe
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