It's a painful condition that can be difficult to deal with, but there are natural and effective ways to treat sciatica. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the spinal cord, through the buttock, and down the back of the leg. Sciatica is characterized by pain running along this nerve, and it is caused by pressure at the nerve root or muscle spasms pushing on the nerve. Sciatica symptoms include shooting pain, burning pain, muscle weakness, numbness or tingling in the legs, foot or toes, muscle spasms, and decreased reflexes in the knees and ankles. The list of symptoms is quite long, and having known people who have had sciatica, I can tell you it is a miserable condition to have. However, there are ways to treat sciatica, including the nonprescription methods that I am going to discuss.
1. Lavender Oil
Using lavender oil is one of the natural ways to treat sciatica. Lavender oil has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve the pain caused by sciatica. It can be especially helpful if the pain is coming from a muscle spasm. Putting lavender oil in a bath or massaging it into the painful area are two of the best ways to use lavender oil for sciatic pain. It may smell good and be relaxing, but if you want the oil to help your pain you need it to get into the muscles.