The term Sciatica might not be familiar to everyone, but the pain it refers to is very familiar to most of us. Sciatica is medical term for pain in the lower back section of the body, particularly the back, buttocks and the legs.
Sciatica is caused by pinching or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve in the human body.
Now that we’ve explained it, you all know it is a widespread problem nowadays. We all know somebody who has suffered or is suffering from lower back discomfort. Besides the debilitating pain, sciatica causes tingling and lack of sensation in the legs.
Modern medicine has approached the issue of sciatica pain with pain killers, which can provide only temporary relief. Surprisingly for cases of intense pain like sciatica, most experts would not recommend pills as the best solution.
Most experts say moderate exercise and yoga stretches work best in alleviating this discomfort in the long run.
In this article we will help you make a homemade treatment yourself, that will sooth your sciatic nerve and help you eliminate this pain permanently.
First, let us go through a short checklist of symptoms to make sure you are really dealing with sciatica:
- Pain can be located in the lower back, and there is a sensation of it radiating towards the buttocks or your legs.
- Tingling, or overall reduced sensation in your lower back or legs.
- Sitting only increases your discomfort.
- Moving becomes increasingly difficult accompanied by constant stabbing pain sensation.
Here is the homemade remedy we promised in the beginning. Affordable and easy to prepare, it will provide excellent results in your struggle with sciatica. The ingredients are:
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 250 ml milk
- Honey (according to your taste)
How to prepare:
Crush the cloves and start cooking them in low temperature. Slowly start to add the milk and mix until it starts to boil. Once it starts boiling, preparation is over.
The taste of garlic might be too strong for some people, so feel free to add as much honey as you need to sweeten the taste.
Consume by drinking once a day, and the effects will be felt very soon thanks to the garlic and its anti – inflammatory properties. Nerve swelling will be reduced and even eliminated which will eliminate the back pain.
To have even better results, consider combining this mixture with moderate exercise and lower back centered yoga stretches. Nothing too intense, just a few minutes a day of stretching will get you up and running and pain free in no time.