Sciatica is a narrowing the lumbar spinal canal, which causes compression on the sciatic nerve. This compression causes pain that is felt along the course of the sciatic nerve–from the lower lumbar spine down the back of the thigh to the foot.
Treatment Plan for Sciatica, acute
Exercise, physical therapy, hydrotherapy, stretching, and a natural foods diet can speed recovery. Experience shows that, all things considered, surgery or other heroic interventions of modern medicine are often not warranted and can lead to future chronic problems. Herbs that may be helpful in reducing pain and swelling include pain-relieving herbs, anti-inflammatories internally and externally, and herbs to speed healing.
Herbal Remedies for Sciatica, acute
Related Sciatica, acute conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.