Natural Treatments for Sciatica

Sciatica Leg Pain ReliefIf you’ve been diagnosed with sciatica you might be surprised to learn it’s not really a physical condition at all. Instead, sciatica is a description of a set of pain symptoms typically caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve.

The actual condition causing sciatic pain can be as diverse as a herniated disc pressing upon the sciatic nerve, or it being irritated as it passes down behind the piriformis muscle, which is often overly tight.

Traditional medicine often offers only symptomatic relief for sciatica pain. Options include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen, ultrasound, heat treatments and cortisone injections.

Natural treatments for sciatica tend to focus on both pain relief and correcting the underlying causes. Two of the most effective natural treatments for sciatica you should consider are inversion therapy and muscle balance therapy.

Inversion therapy has been used for thousands of years to treat back pain naturally by using gravity itself to apply gentle traction to the spine. This natural treatment is particularly effective for sciatic pain caused by herniated discs by increasing the space between the vertebrae and thereby relieving the pressure on the nerve.

Muscle balance therapy gets to the root cause of most back and sciatic pain: muscle imbalances. When opposing muscles pull unevenly against one another, postural dysfunctions develop leading to uneven and excessive stress on the muscles, ligaments, bones and joints. Since muscle balance therapy focuses on correcting or improving muscle imbalances, this is a great tool for naturally treating sciatica caused by a tight piriformis muscle.

Remember that simply ending pain does not mean you have corrected the problem. Be sure that whatever treatment you choose addresses the underlying causes of your sciatica pain or it will continue to return. For more information on natural treatments for sciatica pain you can request a free sciatica pain relief guide here.

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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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14 thoughts on “Natural Treatments for Sciatica”

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  3. umer says:

    The narrowing of the spinal canal (through which the spinal cord runs), often by the overgrowth of bone caused by osteoarthritis of the spine.

  4. ben yeamin zonaid says:

    i’m suffaring with this kind of pain. plese guide me .

  5. Admin says:

    Hi Ben,

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    A good place for you to start would be to get Jesse Cannone’s book the 7 day back pain cure. This will give you a lot of helpful information. You can find out more on the link below.

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  6. Marie says:

    Had Microdisectomy a Laminectomy Aug 2010. Now I have burning, numbness pain in my hip, thighs,butt , and sometimes my legs.Sating, standing,walking , and laying down I can only do 20-30 mins @ time. Night sleep no more then 2 hrs then I have change side. I can take lot of pain pill they make me sick I do not know what to do NOW I JUST NEED TO STOP HURTING SO BADLY, I HAVE SEEN ABOUT 15-18 DOCTORS. HOPITALS AND DOCTORS BILLS ARE ABOUT 20.OOO DOLLARS. I USE TO TEACH 4-6 YEAR OLD.I NEED SOME HELP! I KNOW @ GOD IS HEALING ME, PLEASE PRAY FOR ME. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND HEAL YOU ALL!

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  8. Robert says:

    I love the clear answer to common people problems. I feel so much better now. thank you.

  9. Terri says:

    I’ve just started getting pain down my right back leg, maybe 6 months ago. I believe as well as being told I have very tight glu’s. I am an advin runner and spend years running on pavement or street. I also strength train…I would class myself as a fitness buff. However, my glus are extremely tight and it’s believe it’s causing me pain now by muscle and my sciatic nerve being pressed by the muscle.. I am going to try to loosen up that muscle and balances it with the rest of my leg muscles and hopefully this will be my problem. I do sit at a desk often (work) but workout 4-5 days a week for 1 hour lunch, however, I run for the most part. Hopefully changing my exercise routine will delete my pain.

  10. Admin says:

    Hi Terri,

    You may like to get a copy of our back pain book to help you understand more about the back and the possible causes of pain. It will also help with regard to understanding muscle imbalances that you may be experiencing. It details treatment options and pain relief for you to consider.

    Thank you
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  11. Pearl says:

    a year and 2 months ago I was told I was told I had a budged disk that was lying against my sciatic nerve. I haven not been able to get relieve from it yet.. I have been to therapist and have got no help… I have numbness in my upper thigh in my calf and in my foot . all on the left side… I have gone through the burning the needles feelings and everything else that goes along with this… but I would like to walk again without a walker… I do that so I can stand up straight… I don’t want to be bent over…and it helps with the pain… can u give me in help or advice as to what to do… thank you …

    1. Admin says:

      Hi Pearl,

      Thank you for your comment and question. Please do get yourself a copy of our back pain book The 7 Day Back Pain Cure. It has a lot of information to help you regarding the back, treatment options and pain relief plus many other useful aspects for you to read and consider. It will be a good starting point for you to educate and consider. We do hope you find it helpful.

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  12. Lucy says:

    II recently had a total knee replacement on by right knee, I have sciatica in my right buttock. I can’t do the exercises you show do to the knee. Are there any alternate exercises to relieve my pain.

    1. Steve says:

      Lucy, When you say, you can not do the exercises that we show, because of your knee, can you tell me which exercises you are referring to and were are you getting them, are you referring to the exercises in the Lose the Back Pain System? as there are some in the system you can not do but you can do most…


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