Sciatica pains

How to get rid of sciatica using home remedies

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to get rid of sciatica using home remedies

Attacks of sciatica are produced by the pinching of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the human body. In these cases, sufferers will feel severe pain in the lower back i.e. on the back at the height of the kidneys and can spread to the buttocks and thighs. Sciatica is a painful condition that disables many people, preventing them developing their lives normally. If you suffer from sciatica it is essential that you go to your doctor for him or her to make a complete diagnosis. But at we also want to help by offering this article on how get rid of sciatica with natural remedies.

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Steps to follow:


One of the best known natural remedies for sciatica is willow bark tea. To prepare it you must boil a pint of water with a piece of this tree's bark and let it cook for about 15 minutes. Strain to remove all traces of willow bark and drink it every 8 hours.

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Another infusion you can take if you suffer from sciatica is that based on thyme, oregano and nettles. Add a tablespoon of thyme, one of oregano and a third one of nettles, all in a litre of water. You should boil it for about 15 minutes and then strain the liquid. Take it twice a day and you will notice improvement.


Raw garlic is also recommended for pain caused by sciatica, as this food keeps blood warm and increases circulation thus it may relieve pain.

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You can also prepare poultice to apply to the lower back and try to reduce the pain. To do this you must boil this herb for about 10 minutes and then wrap it in a gauze. Without letting it cool, apply it on the painful area and cover with a cloth to keep warm. Reserve the prepared water so to re-wet the herb when it cool.


Another home remedy for sciatica which can be performed to reduce pain is that of massages on the lower back with a blend of ground ginger and sesame oil.

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One of the best solutions to combat sciatica will be to alternate hot and cold compresses, or hot and cold showers if you prefer. Likewise, you can also apply heat on the lower back with a pad or hot water bottle.


Exercise is another very important factor when it comes to getting rid of sciatica. The foam roller is a very useful instrument that will help you recover from this condition. Here are some exercisies you can do with a foam roller for sciatica.

How to get rid of sciatica using home remedies - Step 7

As always, the best cure to any ailment is prevention. Learn what measures you can take to prevent sciatica. Also, in addition to natural remedies, appropriate exercises can help relieve the pain of sciatica and prevent its reoccurence.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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  • Remember you should not avoid going to the doctor, these remedies will help you relieve the pain only in addition to your doctor's treatment.
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Cory Olive
I have tried the Lidocaine patches on my back, both sides on my butt-back and they only last for about 5 hours even tho they say 12 hrs. I also take Ibuprofen and Aspirin, but they make me sleepy, which is good...I don't feel any pain when asleep. Other than those, I try to wrap my lower leg in a heating pad and wrap my upper thigh and leg as best as I can with the heating pad. Sometimes I kind of sit on it and all the time on low.
These all don't last very long, but when on , my pain is ok. I'm unable to exercise at all, just walk inside my home to get a few steps in. Doing the dishes (put in dishwasher) and making a sandwich, I have to stop and take a break half-way thru.
AND!! A few drinks in the evening/night doesn't hurt.
OneHowTo Editor
Thank you so much for your comment Cory, it is great to hear some first hand perspective!
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