This condition is very painful and affects the leg and lower back.  It happens with the sciatic nerve is irritated and leads to pain, usually on just one side of your body.  In addition to the pain, it can also cause with controlling the leg and numbness in the area that is affected.  The pain will go from the lower back, down your thigh, and down the back of your calf.  It can also flow upwards, affects your hip, and then back down to your foot.  The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body and goes from your lumbar spinal cord down through your leg.  Most often, it becomes irritated due to a herniated disc.

If you are some one who suffers from this, there are herbal treatments for sciatic Monmouth County.  Finding the best herbal treatment can take time, as this is often a trial and error method.  You need to find out which herbs give you the best desirable results.  Some of the herbs that are most often used include:

  • Cayenne pepper—this herb is a primary ingredient in many over-the-counter rubs for muscle rubs. You may experience a burning sensation or skin irritation when you apply this herb.
  • Devil’s claw—this is one of treatments that are more popular especially if the pain is caused by arthritis. It is a blood thinner so if you have any bleeding disorders you should not use this herb unless it is under the supervision of your physician.  When taking this herb it can cause changes in your blood pressure, headaches, and nausea.
  • White willow—this herb is similar to aspirin. It is thought that it will help to reduce inflammation and pain.  You should not use this herb with other pain relievers like ibuprofen or aspirin  If you have kidney function that is impaired you should not use this herb unless supervised by your physician.  Young children should not use this herb either without a doctor’s supervision.
  • Stinging nettle—this herb has been used for centuries to treat conditions that cause lower back pain, especially sciatica. To use this herb you should make a poultice and apply it to the area that is affected.  One of the main side effects is skin irritation.  When working with this herb you should wear gloves.
  • Chamomile—this is made into a tea and used as a compress over the area affected. It is thought to provide immediate relief.  If you are allergic to ragweed you could have an allergic reaction to this herb,

Before using any herbal treatments it is best to check with your physician to discuss any medication reactions if you are taking medicine for other conditions and any possible side effects with herbal treatments chiropractor Wall NJ or sciatica Monmouth County.

 This article is not intended for diagnostic purposes.

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