Sciatica is one of the most widespread types of pain and discomfort experienced, and it can become more prevalent as the body ages. Thankfully, there are many tips and treatment options that can help those who face the debilitating experience sciatica pain can cause.
Some ways you can relieve sciatica pain at home include:
- Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet can help aid in the relief of inflammation due to sciatica pain and discomfort. A balanced diet typically includes whole grains like oats, foods high in fiber like lentils and broccoli, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish that is high in fat, for example, salmon, herring, or mackerel.
- Turmeric, green tea, and ginger can benefit the body with natural anti-inflammatory properties. Incorporating these into your diet can help to reduce symptoms such as stiffness of the joints, pain, or swelling.
- Getting enough sleep can also assist in the development of anti-inflammatory elements in the bloodstream, as well as giving the body the rest it needs to recover and reset, thus helping to decrease pain.
- Using deep breathing techniques can be helpful when trying to relax the muscles and calm the body to reduce sciatica pain.
- Taking a daily multivitamin that incorporates vitamins D, B12, E, B6, Fish Oil, Zinc, and Magnesium is valuable and effective in the aid to fight discomfort and inflammation.
If none of these at-home remedies are providing you with the relief you need from sciatic nerve pain, regenerative medicine is another viable option.
Regenerative tissue treatments and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy are both effective regenerative medicine pain relief options. They help assist with improving the body’s natural healing process, including growth and developmental factors that target the site of the sciatica irritation at the source.
What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Sciatica?
Sciatica is typically caused by pressure on or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Something like a herniated disc can increase discomfort, swelling, and compression on the spinal nerves and can become worse over time.
Many of the most typical symptoms of sciatica tend to involve: discomfort in the hips, lower spine, pain in the buttocks or limbs, burning, or a "pins and needles" feeling in the legs, and repeated pain that might make it challenging for some to stand up straight.
Pain associated with sciatica mainly targets one side of the lower body. The pain can continue down the lower back, through the leg and buttocks region, and even affect the foot or toes, depending on where the sciatica nerve is afflicted.
If you or a loved one are suffering from sciatica pain and are looking for effective relief, call us today at (210) 341-5591 for a complimentary consultation.