11 Best Working Remedies For Sciatic Nerve Pain (Sciatica)


Best Working Remedies For Sciatic Nerve Pain

Most of the person asks how can i get relief from sciatica pain?   so here we will know about the best working remedies for sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica is the pain experienced in the leg. Sometimes sciatic pain is also experienced in the form of the tingling sensation, numbness or weakness in the leg. These symptoms originate from lower back then go down from the buttock down to the back of the leg.

Sciatica is not the medical condition but it is the symptom of one of the underlying medical condition. It is commonly caused by bulging or rupturing of herniated disc present in the spine which presses against the nerve roots which lead to the sciatic nerve.

Other conditions that impact spine can also cause sciatic nerve pair like spinal canal getting narrowed, small bony growth called as spurs near the joints, or if nerve root gets pinched due to injury. Rarely sciatica is caused due tumours or pregnancy.

Most common symptoms of the sciatic nerve pain are:

• Consistent paint on one side of buttock or leg
• Pain increases in sitting position
• Burning or tingling pain in leg
• Weakness or numbness of leg
• Severe pain that makes you difficult to stand or walk
• Pain that passes down towards foot and leg

Here are some home remedies that you can use to treat sciatic nerve pain

1. Cold and Hot compress Remedy for Sciatic Nerve Pain:

Treating with cold compress will numb the pain and the swelling around the nerve will also get reduced. Heat treatment will relax the tension of the muscles and reduce inflammation. Both these can be used alternatively. Check which one of them gives better relief and use that method in the instance of sciatic nerve pain.

Host to use:

• Take some crushed ice cubes in a plastic bag.
• Wrap the plastic bag in a thin towel.
• Put the ice pack on affected area for not more than 15 minutes
• Follow this remedy every two to three hours for the first 24 hours.
• If you have circulatory problems do you use this method?

Hot compress:

• You can use rubber bottle filled with hot water. Place it on your lower back and abdomen. The regular plastic bottle can also be used but ensure that the temperature is not very high.
• Another way is by soaking a towel with water. Then place this soaked towel in microwave. Heat it for one minute and then wrap this towel around your abdomen.
• This procedure should be repeated till you feel comfortable and relieved
Taking hot shower will also help in making you feel relaxed and comfortable. Alternatively, you can also use a heating pad for 15-20 minutes. Keep the setting of this pad on a low or medium.

2. Turmeric Remedy for Sciatic Nerve Pain:.

Turmeric contains a Curcumin this compound helps in reduction of nerve pain and inflammation. These anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric make it an effective medicine for sciatica

How to use:

• Take a cup of milk and boil. Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder to this mixture. Add honey to sweeten the mixture and drink this milk twice daily till you get relief.
• You can add turmeric to your food by adding to your curries and salad.
• Another way of consuming turmeric is in its raw form. Raw turmeric looks like ginger. Grate the roots of turmeric and then fry it in butter add salt to this mixture and have this with food twice a day. Alternative this grated turmeric could also be pickled and added to your food daily till you get the relief.
Precaution: Avoid turmeric if you are taking medication that makes your bleed thin or also if you have issues will gallstones.

3. Cayenne Pepper Remedy for Sciatic Nerve Pain:

Cayenne Pepper contains Capsaicin which is a natural pain reliever. It reduces the levels of a neurotransmitter called substance P which sends pain signals to the brain.

How to use:

• Mix one-half to one teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a cup of warm water.
• Add some lemon juice and honey
• Drink this as needed.
• Optionally black pepper can be added to your food as well
• Alternatively, you can apply Capsaicin cream or ointment or add a pinch of pepper to coconut oil and apply this on the affected area.
• This causes burning sensation for some time period however this sensation vanishes after some time. However, if you have broken skin then do not use this method.

4. Fenugreek Seeds Remedy for Sciatic Nerve Pain:

Fenugreek seeds have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, which reduces pain.

How to use:

• Take two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds
• Grind them to make powder
• Add this powder to milk and make paste
• Apply this paste to the affected area
• Keep the paste for about 2 hours and then wash it off
• Repeat once in a day to get desired benefits
You can eat fenugreek seeds in the following form
• Soak one tablespoon fenugreek seeds for about an hour
• Blend this with yoghurt and make smooth paste
• Add honey and lemon to this paste and eat this paste twice a day

5. Massage Remedy for Sciatic Nerve Pain:

Massage can increase the blood circulation and thus helps in reducing pain and help in healing. It is especially effective when the pain is caused by muscle spasm. Massage helps in releasing the muscles tension and increases the movement.

• Massage the lower back with coconut oil or peppermint oil. Peppermint oil has anti-inflammatory properties that will help to reduce inflammation and pain.
• Alternatively, use can use sesame oil and add one teaspoon of fenugreek powder and then massage the area with this mixture.
• Do this once a day for a few weeks.
• You use trigger-point massage therapy as well if the pain is in lower back and buttocks.

6. Epsom Salt Bath Remedy for Sciatic Nerve Pain:

Epsom salt contains magnesium which makes it effective medicine to relax your nervous system and remove toxins from your body.

How to use:

• Take 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt and mix it with 3 tablespoons of sea salt.
• Add a few drops of lavender oil to this mixture.
• Soak your neck area in this mixture for about 30 minutes and get the relaxing experience.
• Repeat this process at least 3 times in a day until your pain subsides

7. Garlic Remedy for Sciatic Nerve Pain:

Garlic too has anti-inflammatory properties therefore it can be taken as a supplement in diet or applied to the lower back to get relief.

How to use:

• Fry 4-5 garlic cloves in coconut oil
• Strain the content
• Massage with this oil in the affected area
• Leave this oil after the massage for 30 mins.
• Take a warm water bath
• Repeat this daily till you get relief

9 Nutmegs Remedy for Sciatic Nerve Pain:

One of the components of nutmeg has similar properly as that of menthol which gives it a natural pain relieving characteristics. It also assists in increasing blood circulation. If consumed then nutmeg induces sleep.

How to use:

• Grind the nutmeg powder
• Mix water and make paste
• Apply this paste to the affected area
• Keep it for 1 hour and wash the area with warm water
• Repeat the process twice a day till you get relief
• Alternatively, you can add the pinch of nutmeg powder to honey and eat this twice a day.

10. Mustard Oil Remedy for Sciatic Nerve Pain:

Massage with mustard oil helps in improving blood circulation and releases muscle tension. Selenium present in this oil helps in reduction of inflammation.

How to use:

• Take 3 tables spoons of mustard oil
• Add carom seeds and 3 crushed garlic seeds to this oil
• Heat it the oil and let it cool
• Strain the mixture and massage the affected area with this oil.

11. Lemon Remedy for Sciatic Nerve Pain:

Lemon is full of vitamin C which is anti-inflammatory and helps in reducing soreness, swelling and pain.

How to use:

• Squeeze lemon into a glass of lukewarm water
• Add honey to this water
• Drink this empty stomach in the morning
• Again drink this in the evening
• Alternatively, lemon could be added to salads


Sciatica nerve pain usually goes down in few days but ensures that you take healthy diet and do stretching exercises to keep the pain away. Use any of the above-mentioned remedies to reduce the pain and get symptomatic relief.


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