Sciatica is a symptom rather than a medical diagnosis and it is a pain caused by the irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is usually followed by these symptoms:
- Pain which is very extreme during sitting
- Pain which causes difficulty in standing up or walking
- Tingling, searing or burning in the affected leg
- Pain in the affected leg (mostly in one of the legs)
- Pain which affects not only the leg, but its foot and toes
- Pain which causes weakness and disability for moving in the affected leg, foot or toes
Spinal stenosis, lumbar herniated disc, spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease are lower back problems which can lead to sciatica symptoms. The irritation, difficulty and numbness are usually felt in the affected nerve area.
You can feel the symptoms from time to time or they can become severe that will cause difficulty in moving, walking, sitting and standing up.
The possibility of permanent damage of the tissue is rare, but not excluded. It’s the pain and uncomfortableness which cause people to look for alternative ways of relieving the pain.
Here are 10 home remedies which have been proven to be extremely useful and helpful for most of the people:
Acupuncture is extremely popular nowadays, especially since it become beneficial for many people and the results from it are unbelievably positive. Even though it`s considered as alternative medicine, acupuncture has shown positive results in cases where traditional medicine cannot help.
It is also very convenient for treating sciatic pain by relaxing the muscles and the whole body. Acupuncture stimulates the affected points of the body as well as the central nervous system. Many people who have tried it, are very pleased with the results and it is definitely worth trying.