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Natural Treatments for Sciatica

Sciatica Leg Pain ReliefIf you’ve been diagnosed with sciatica you might be surprised to learn it’s not really a physical condition at all. Instead, sciatica is a description of a set of pain symptoms typically caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve.

The actual condition causing sciatic pain can be as diverse as a herniated disc pressing upon the sciatic nerve, or it being irritated as it passes down behind the piriformis muscle, which is often overly tight.

Traditional medicine often offers only symptomatic relief for sciatica pain. Options include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen, ultrasound, heat treatments and cortisone injections.

Natural treatments for sciatica tend to focus on both pain relief and correcting the underlying causes. Two of the most effective natural treatments for sciatica you should consider are inversion therapy and muscle balance therapy.

Inversion therapy has been used for thousands of years to treat back pain naturally by using gravity itself to apply gentle traction to the spine. This natural treatment is particularly effective for sciatic pain caused by herniated discs by increasing the space between the vertebrae and thereby relieving the pressure on the nerve.

Muscle balance therapy gets to the root cause of most back and sciatic pain: muscle imbalances. When opposing muscles pull unevenly against one another, postural dysfunctions develop leading to uneven and excessive stress on the muscles, ligaments, bones and joints. Since muscle balance therapy focuses on correcting or improving muscle imbalances, this is a great tool for naturally treating sciatica caused by a tight piriformis muscle.

Remember that simply ending pain does not mean you have corrected the problem. Be sure that whatever treatment you choose addresses the underlying causes of your sciatica pain or it will continue to return. For more information on natural treatments for sciatica pain you can request a free sciatica pain relief guide here.

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10 Comments

  1. Arvo Pakarinen
    Posted February 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

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  2. Admin
    Posted February 17, 2010 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Hi Arvo,

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  3. umer
    Posted June 26, 2011 at 4:10 am | Permalink

    The narrowing of the spinal canal (through which the spinal cord runs), often by the overgrowth of bone caused by osteoarthritis of the spine.

  4. ben yeamin zonaid
    Posted February 3, 2012 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    i’m suffaring with this kind of pain. plese guide me .

  5. Admin
    Posted February 4, 2012 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    Hi Ben,

    Thank you for your query.

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  6. Marie
    Posted May 16, 2012 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    Had Microdisectomy a Laminectomy Aug 2010. Now I have burning, numbness pain in my hip, thighs,butt , and sometimes my legs.Sating, standing,walking , and laying down I can only do 20-30 mins @ time. Night sleep no more then 2 hrs then I have change side. I can take lot of pain pill they make me sick I do not know what to do NOW I JUST NEED TO STOP HURTING SO BADLY, I HAVE SEEN ABOUT 15-18 DOCTORS. HOPITALS AND DOCTORS BILLS ARE ABOUT 20.OOO DOLLARS. I USE TO TEACH 4-6 YEAR OLD.I NEED SOME HELP! I KNOW @ GOD IS HEALING ME, PLEASE PRAY FOR ME. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND HEAL YOU ALL!

  7. Admin
    Posted May 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Hi Marie,

    Thank you for your comment and query.

    There is always hope. One educational suggestion we can offer is our new book to help you, Here is the link:-

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  8. Posted May 26, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    I love the clear answer to common people problems. I feel so much better now. thank you.

  9. Terri
    Posted July 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    I’ve just started getting pain down my right back leg, maybe 6 months ago. I believe as well as being told I have very tight glu’s. I am an advin runner and spend years running on pavement or street. I also strength train…I would class myself as a fitness buff. However, my glus are extremely tight and it’s believe it’s causing me pain now by muscle and my sciatic nerve being pressed by the muscle.. I am going to try to loosen up that muscle and balances it with the rest of my leg muscles and hopefully this will be my problem. I do sit at a desk often (work) but workout 4-5 days a week for 1 hour lunch, however, I run for the most part. Hopefully changing my exercise routine will delete my pain.

  10. Admin
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Hi Terri,

    You may like to get a copy of our free back pain book to help you understand more about the back and possible causes of pain. It will also help with regard to understanding muscle imbalances which you may be experiencing. It details treatment options and pain relief for you to consider.

    “7 Day Back Pain Cure”

    Thank you
    Admin
    (The Healthy Back Institute)

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