Back pain is a very common issue that people deal with. As a matter of fact, in the United States alone, it is estimated that some 150 million workdays are going to be missed every year as a result of this issue. When you have it, it can certainly cramp your lifestyle and the only thing on your mind is trying to get rid of the pain.
Back pain can occur for a variety of reasons but one of the issues is when the sciatic nerve is irritated or pinched. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that runs through the lower back and down the back of both of the legs. When it is irritated, it can lead to a wide variety of symptoms, including localized pain, numbness or tingling in the legs and in extreme cases, a loss of bladder or bowel function.
Most people who suffer from sciatica or any other type of serious back pain tend to focus on getting a pharmaceutical treatment. Doctors can prescribe medication that may provide a temporary relief to the pain you are experiencing but it can also lead to some serious side effects. In fact, tramadol, which is one of the more commonly prescribed pain medications today, is also causing more deaths than any other type of drug, including heroin or cocaine. Fortunately, there are ways to relieve sciatica naturally.
In order to ensure that you actually are dealing with sciatica and not some other type of issue, you can look at the symptoms. Here are the more common symptoms you may experience.
Pain that starts in the lower back or one side of the hip, and radiates to the buttocks and leg(s)
Tingling in the leg(s)
The pain aggravates as you sit
Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the foot or leg
Difficulty moving and standing caused by stabbing pain sensation
Constant buttock pain
If you have sciatica or serious back pain, try this recipe for relief:
4 cloves of garlic
200 ml. Milk
Honey (to taste)
Crush the cloves and then cook them on low heat. While cooking, add the milk and wait for several minutes until it starts to boil. Then, remove it from heat.
How to Consume
Consume this mixture once a day, and you’ll soon notice improvements in your pain. This is because garlic possesses anti-inflammatory properties which will reduce and prevent swelling of the sciatic nerve.
You may also want to try to do exercises that stretch the area and can relieve the pressure on the sciatic nerve. In many cases, doing a few stretches every day along with this recipe is enough to make the sciatica disappear completely.
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