The sciatic nerve, which is the longest nerve in the body, starts in the spine and goes all the way to the ankle on both legs. Although sciatica pain is typical for elderly individuals, the truth is that it can affect people of all ages.
Moreover, it is not always manifested as pain. Some people experience trembling, ache, numbness, or even weakness and falling without reason.
Although sciatica pain generally results of pressure on the nerve from a prolapsed disc in the spine, it is often caused by sitting for an extended period of time or sitting in a weird position. Other risk factors include stress, pregnancy, heavy lifting, and even tumor.
There are several stretches you can do to ease sciatica pain.
You might not be able to do eight yoga poses before work every morning (but give it a try if you have time).
Another well-known way to deal with sciatica pain is to lie on your back with your knees drawn to your chest or supported by a chair (so long as your knees stay bent) and rest your head on a pillow. Do this while watching TV for ten minutes a night.
But you can also treat sciatica with essential oils and other herbs.
You can simply apply the essential oil topically on your skin. But, the essential oil will need a carrier oil like sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil.
Massage the affected place with these oils. You can make a wrapping with warm clothes in order to relax your muscles better.
– Mustard Oil
– Lavender Essential Oil
– Juniper Essential Oil
– Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
– Pepper Essential Oil
– Nettle, saffron or other tea, or celery juice (for some kinds of sciatica)
– Fresh lemon juice — especially effective; rub on the affected area
– Fresh oregano or thyme added to bathwater
Any combination you desire can be a good addition in your bathwater (10 drops if your skin is sensitive or 15 if you have normal skin). The combination of juniper and mustard or pepper is very effective. (Remember that the combination of pepper and juniper is better than the combination of mustard and juniper).