The human body is so complex, a comprehensive system of muscles, bones and nerves. These tiny little nerves can produce BIG pain. Nerves act as communication lines for the brain. When you touch a hot stove it is the nerve endings that let your brain know that it is time to move your hand away. These nerves are a truly fascinating, vital part of the body.
When a bone is broken, we fix it. But what can we do if a nerve is causing our pain? The answer may not be as simple but there are natural remedies for nerve pain. One of the most common nerves responsible for pain is the sciatic nerve.
Natural Nerve Pain Remedy for Sciatica
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body and runs along the leg from the lower back / buttocks area. When pressure is placed on this nerve, pain is triggered and can radiate throughout the leg or into both legs. It is common for people to experience numbness or tingling in addition to mild to severe pain. When severe pain is experienced, it is oftentimes impossible to move, let alone go about daily activities. Typically, pain caused by a pinched nerve is treatable without drugs or surgery.
Believe it or not, simple stretching is one of the best natural nerve pain remedies. Tight muscles place unnatural pressure on the nerves and the end result is pain. By stretching these muscles you also relieve pressure on and around the nerves. There are certainly more serious nerve issues and you should always rule out any serious conditions before beginning a self treatment program. Herniated discs are a common cause of nerve pain, so you should rule this condition out before beginning self treatment.
This principle also relates to other nerves throughout the body. It usually doesn’t matter if it’s neck pain or knee pain, you can often get relief by using one or many of the following natural remedies.
Acupuncture – A traditional Chinese technique that uses slim needles along the body to release tension and transfer self healing energy throughout the body.
Acupressure – Similar to acupuncture, acupressure is used by Chinese doctors to help treat nerve pain
Trigger Point Therapy – a lesser known treatment that attempts to release trigger points (pain centers) in the body by placing pressure.