Top 7 Natural Ways To Get Relief From Sciatica (Sciatic Nerve Pain)

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Published on October 18, 2017

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Slide 2: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM It is not a disease, it is degenerative syndrome of leg pain, and it is very painful condition in which pain starts from lower back to the toe . WHAT IS SCIATICA? +91-172-521-4030 Slide 3: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Because in this condition sciatic nerve gets effected and pain occurs in the same nerve. +91-172-521-4030 WHY IT IS CALLED SCIATICA? Slide 4: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 AYURVEDIC POINT OF VIEW Sciatica is described in Ayurveda as ‘ Gridhrasi ', meaning ‘vulture-like’ walking of the person suffering from it. As it is caused by aggravation of Vata dosha , it is popularly known as Gridhrasi Vaat Roga . Slide 5: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM There are various reasons for sciatica pain and the most common cause of sciatica is bulging or ruptured disc in the spine pressing against nerve roots that results in sciatic nerve pain. +91-172-521-4030 CAUSES OF SCIATICA Slide 6: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM But in some cases it may be symptom of other problems that affect the spine like bone spurs, narrowing of spinal canal. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 7: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Constant pain only in one side of the buttock or leg Severe Pain while sitting Burning, tingling, or searing sensation in leg +91-172-521-4030 SYMPTOMS OF SCIATICA Slide 8: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg, foot, and/or toes. A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or walk. Pain radiates down the leg and possibly into the foot and toes (it rarely occurs only in the foot ). +91-172-521-4030 Slide 9: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 7 NATURAL WAYS TO GET RELIEF FROM SCIATICA 1. HOME REMEDIES A. HOT OR COLD COMPRESSES Use of hot or cold compresses can help relieve sciatica pain and inflammation. Slide 10: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Heat treatment relaxes tense muscles that may be compressing the sciatic nerve . You can also alternate heat and cold, starting with the hot compress and ending with the cold compress. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 11: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM For heat treatment, you can use steamed towel . For cold, ice cubes covered with cloth can be used . Place a hot or cold pack on the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 12: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Do this every few hours until you get relief . +91-172-521-4030 Note: If you have circulatory problems then avoid the cold compress. Slide 13: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 B. TURMERIC Turmeric is the most common spice used in the kitchen which is packed with various medicinal properties like anti-inflammatory and antioxidants . It contains a compound called Curcumin that helps reduce nerve pain and inflammation. Slide 14: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 HOW TO USE? Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric to 1 cup of milk. You can also add a small cinnamon stick and boil the solution. Sweeten this healthy drink with honey and drink it once or twice daily until you see improvement. Slide 15: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Another option is to take 500 mg C urcumin supplements such as Planet Ayurveda’s Curcumin Capsules, 3 times a day for several weeks. +91-172-521-4030 Note: Turmeric may not be suitable for those taking blood thinners. Those suffering from gallstones should also avoid it. Slide 16: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 C. MASSAGE Massage is one of the beneficial therapy that works on muscles spasm, pain, and numbness of legs and toes. Massage the affected area with herbal oil, 2 or 3 times a day until you get relief. Slide 17: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Another option is to add 3 tablespoons of nutmeg powder to 1 cup of sesame oil and heat the mixture. Allow it to cool and massage the affected area with it when it is comfortably warm. Do this a few times a day for a few weeks. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 18: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 D. EPSOM SALT BATH Epsom salts are known to relax the nervous system and draw toxins out of your body, and can be found in any local drug store . Slide 19: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Fill the bathtub with hot water and add 2 cups of Epsom salt. Soak your leg or foot/ affected area for about 15-20 minutes. The heat will also increase circulation and reduce inflammation. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 20: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 2. HERBS A. TURMERIC Turmeric has chemical constituent which is packed with anti-inflammatory properties and can help relieve sciatica pain and swelling by lowering levels of certain inflammation-fueling enzymes. Slide 21: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM It can be taken in the form of tea, in cooking, or even apply it topically in a paste for the best benefits. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 22: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Like turmeric, garlic also has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great sciatica pain treatment . +91-172-521-4030 B. GARLIC Increase your use of garlic in all your dishes, but also consider taking it with pure extract as a supplement like Garlic capsules (Planet Ayurveda). Slide 23: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Consume daily at least four raw cloves each morning. It helps to fight pain and also to boost your immune system. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 24: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Valerian root works as a relaxant and relieves chronic nerve pain. It is particularly good for easing sciatica pain caused by a muscle spasm. This herb contains volatile oils that help relax your muscles and ease tension. +91-172-521-4030 C. VALERIAN ROOT Slide 25: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM You can drink valerian tea prepared by steeping 1 teaspoon of dried valerian root in 1 cup of hot water for 10 minutes. Drink this herbal tea several times a week for a few weeks. +91-172-521-4030 HOW TO USE? Slide 26: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 3. DIET There are certain foods that can help alleviate the pain and improve the structure and functions of the nerves. Slide 27: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 Fiber Rich foods, such as whole wheat bread, brown rice, split peas, lentils, black beans, lima beans, Artichokes, broccoli, White gourd, pomegranate, apples, blackberries, figs, dates, etc . FOODS YOU SHOULD INCLUDE IN YOUR DIET ARE :- Slide 28: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Magnesium Rich Foods such as dairy products, fish, meat, seafood, apples, apricots, brown rice, and Lima beans . Foods Rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids such as salmon, sardines, herrings, mackerel, tuna, black cod, trout, halibut, flaxseeds and walnuts. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 29: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Vitamins A Rich Foods such as dairy products – milk, cheese and yogurt, carrots, dark green leafy vegetables, orange-colored fruits. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 30: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Vitamin C Rich Foods that include oranges, grapefruits, pineapples, tomatoes, spinach, mustard greens, strawberries, cherries, cantaloupe regular and sweet potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, and green and yellow vegetables. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 31: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Vitamin K Sources such as broccoli and spinach, alfalfa, vegetable oils and cereals . Vitamin B6 Rich Foods such as bananas, garbanzo beans, peanut butter, tomato juice, spinach, soybeans, sunflower seeds, walnuts, poultry and wheat bran. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 32: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Vitamin B9 Rich Foods such as asparagus, beans, peas, lima bean, whole grains, mushrooms, broccoli , orange juice, avocados and turnip greens . Vitamin B12 Rich Foods such as oysters, crab, tuna, salmon, lobster , lamb, Swiss cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and eggs. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 33: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Potassium Rich Foods such as white beans, dark leafy greens, potatoes, apricots, avocadoes, mushrooms, fish ( salmon) and Banana. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 34: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 4. YOGA POSES If you’ve had the pleasure of taking a yoga class, you know how beneficial it can be for relieving almost any kind of pain. Slide 35: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Place your foot on a chair and put the outside of your opposite hand on your raised knee (left hand to the right knee or right hand to left knee). Keep your other hand on your hip. +91-172-521-4030 A. THE STANDING BACK TWIST Slide 36: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Turning your upper body while keeping your hips facing forward hold the position for thirty seconds, then switch. Repeat this process for several times. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 37: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Lie on your back and draw one knee to the chest while keeping the other leg straight and resting on the floor. Press it against your chest, pushing it as far down as you can, and hold the position for 30 seconds and repeat the procedure on alternate side. +91-172-521-4030 B. THE KNEE RAISE Slide 38: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Lie on your back and splay your arms to form a capital "T." Keeping your shoulders on the floor, turn your knees out to one side then keep your shoulders on the floor and Hold the position for a minute, then alternate sides. +91-172-521-4030 C. THE TWO KNEE TWIST Slide 39: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Lie on your back and keeping one leg straight, twist one knee to a 90° angle then keep the opposite hand on that knee. Turn to face the arm still on the floor and keep both shoulders against the floor. +91-172-521-4030 D. THE SINGLE KNEE TWIST Slide 40: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM This is a trickier pose but really opens your hips. Step one leg forward, bend at the knee then the other leg should stay out behind you. +91-172-521-4030 E. THE TWISTED LUNGE Slide 41: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Try to keep your feet one leg's length apart. Turning your back, place your opposite elbow on the outside your bent knee then bring your palms together and hold for thirty seconds. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 42: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 5. EXERCISES A. ARDHA BHUJANGASANA Ardha Bhujangasana is best exercise which helps in lumbar disc prolapse and lower back pain. Slide 43: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 B. LOW BACK MUSCLES STRENGTHENING EXERCISE Upper back extension. In this pose, hands clasped behind the lower back, raise the head and chest slightly against gravity while looking at the floor (stay low). Slide 44: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Begin by holding position for 5 seconds, and gradually work up to 20 seconds. Repeat the whole procedure for 8-10 times. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 45: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 C. ABDOMINAL MUSCLES STRENGTHENING EXERCISE Curl-ups. For the upper abdominals, the patient should lie on the back with knees bent, arms folded across the chest, and the pelvis tilted to flatten the back. Slide 46: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Then curl-up lifting the head and shoulders from the floor. Hold for two to four seconds, then slowly lower to starting position . Increase the number of sets slowly. +91-172-521-4030 Slide 47: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Do not attempt to lift the head up too high, and bring the head and chest towards the ceiling. For patients with neck pain, place the hands behind the head to support the neck. +91-172-521-4030 NOTE:- Slide 48: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM Do Not exercise when there is pain. Rest is the only solution. Exercise may worsen the condition during the acute phase. +91-172-521-4030 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Slide 49: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 6. PLANET AYURVEDA’S HERBAL REMEDIES FOR SCIATICA DISC CARE PACK Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies (Disc Care Pack) for ayurvedic treatment of Sciatica. These herbal remedies are completely safe for use and free from any color, starch and preservatives. Slide 50: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION 1. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN Boswellia-Curcumin capsules are one of the most effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs i.e. Shallaki ( Boswellia serrata ) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa ). These are also useful in treatment of various problems like sciatic pain and it can be used for longer time without any side effect. Slide 51: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 2. YOGRAJ GUGGUL These tablets are prepared from different natural ingredients which are - Shudh Guggulu ( Commiphora mukul ), Chitraka ( Plumbago zeylanica ), Pippali ( Piper longum ), Jeeraka ( Cuminum cyminum ), Devdaru ( Cedrus deodara ), Ela ( Eletteria cardamomum ), Amalaki ( Emblica officinalis ), Mustaka ( Citrus rotundus ), Haritaki ( Terminalia chebula ) and Ardraka ( Zingiber officinale ). Slide 52: WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM +91-172-521-4030 This is very useful herbal remedy to manage painful conditions. In general it helps to support the health of all over body organs. 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