Sciatica is a medical condition which is manifested by debilitating, intense pain, similar to the feeling of cramps in the leg, which makes standing or sitting almost impossible.
It might develop over time, or it can appear suddenly, and might also lead to symptoms like numbness, weakness, burning sensation down one or both legs, and even inability to bend the knees or move the feet.
It is actually a symptom of a pinched or irritated sciatic nerve, which affects spinal nerves from the outer or inner side of the spinal canal.
The most common cause of this condition includes a herniated or slipped disc that causes presses the nerve root. Other reasons for this condition include:
Spinal stenosis – It is caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal with pressure on the nerves.
Piriformis syndrome – The piriformis muscle is located deeply in the buttocks, and if tightened or in the case of spasms, the sciatic nerve is pressed or irritated.
Spondylolisthesis – is the state when a bone in the back (vertebra) slides forward over the bone below it and thus narrowing the opening around the nerve.
Yet, there is a completely safe and effective natural remedy which will soothe sciatica pain and the symptoms of this condition. Here is how to prepare it:
- 4 organic aged cloves garlic
- 2 cups organic coconut milk
Add the garlic cloves in the milk and leave them to simmer on high heat for half an hour. Then, leave it t cool down, and drink it.
Moreover, studies have shown that the ginger essential oil is incredibly helpful in treating pain, as it has powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiulcer, and analgesic properties.
It actually acts on vanilloid receptors, which are found on the sensory nerve endings, and thus alleviate the pain.
One study conducted at the University of Miami found that ginger extract can replace nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and it actually soothed pain and stiffness by 40%.
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, actually found out that it affects certain inflammatory processes at a cellular level.