Pain arising due to sciatica nerve can be very debilitating and home remedies for sciatica are valuable and effective in relieving it. Sciatica nerve is connected to five other nerves at the lumbar area of the back, it is the longest nerve in the body and pain may occur due to any nerve at the root or injury to sciatica nerve itself.
Minor precautions taken in day to day activities can prove to be effective home remedies for sciatica. Getting out of bed in the morning in phases is a very good practice, keep your legs on the ground for few minutes before standing up. Sit on the edge of chair or bed for a while before getting up. Avoid long sittings and do not keep a bulgy wallet in your back pocket as it will disturb the focal point of pressure on the lower back. Avoid slouches while sitting and do not use saggy mattress for sleeping.
Almost all the trusted and tested home remedies for sciatica pain, relief and cure, are through effective diet and exercise. Juices, like the juice of potatoes and celery leaves when consumed in combination, at least 10 ounces daily, gives immense relief to sciatica nerve. The tea made of celery leaves, elderberry or elderberry juice are also very helpful in relieving the nerve as these work as muscle relaxant and stimulant.
Consuming raw garlic along with vitamin B1 and vitamin B-complex supplements is a very effective home remedy for sciatica. Garlic is a good anti-oxidant which improves blood circulation and helps in curing the pain. Garlic milk is also an excellent home remedy for sciatica, half cup of milk and two cloves of garlic boiled together and consumed twice a day can improve the sciatica nerve problem within a week. However garlic shall be consumed with care as it can be harmful incase of ulcers or anticoagulants.
Freshly minced horseradish poultice applied at the painful area and kept for an hour at least, stimulates the sciatica nerve and gives immense relief.
Hot and cold treatment is a valuable home remedy for sciatica. During the intense pain of sciatica apply cold packs at the lower back this will reduce the inflammation and pain. Once the pain has subsided, apply hot packs which will dilate the blood vessels and improve the blood circulation in the affected area.
Water treatment is also a very effective home remedy for sciatica. Taking long hot bath and then taking a cold water shower improves the blood circulation in the body and relieves the nerve. Hot and cold water compresses also helps in relieving the pain.
There are different types of exercises which are also very effective home remedies for sciatica.
Few yoga poses have been found to have great effect in relieving the sciatica nerve and strengthening it. Yoga poses like 'Sukhasana' (Easy pose), 'Bharadwajasana' (torso twist), 'Salambhasana' (Locust pose), 'Adho mukh svanasana' (Downward facing Dog), 'Upvishtha konasana' (Wide angle seated forward bend) can be very helpful in improving and strengthening sciatica nerve. Few more exercises like curl down, back extension, back stretch, hamstring stretch are also effective home remedies for sciatica and it cures the troubling nerve.