Sciatica is a common ailment that affects many people. People suffering from Sciatica commonly mistake it as a condition, when in all actuality it is a symptom of underlying conditions. So what is Sciatica? Simply put, Sciatica is a type of pain or burning sensation that runs down one or both legs. Thankfully, it is relatively easy to get rid of, but only if you know how to identify the underlying cause and address it. The four most common causes of Sciatica are Piriformis Syndrome, which is the most common cause, Herniated or bulging discs, Spondyloisthesis, Spinal Stenosis.
Spinal Stenosis occurs when the spinal canal narrows due to weak spinal ligaments and also calcification caused by nutritional imbalances and enzyme deficiencies.
Piriformis Syndrome occurs when the Piriformis muscle is tight and inflamed or the position of the pelvis is incorrect. If your pelvis is not in the proper position, most likely the Sciatic nerve is going to have abnormal contact with the Piriformis muscle. This can lead to irritation of the muscle, thus causing pain.
Herniated or Bulging discs happen most commonly from trauma or muscle imbalances. The discs bulge, break open, or can even tear apart.
Spondyloisthesis occurs when two vertebrae slide or slip over one another which produces abnormal positioning of vertebrae along the spinal column.
Traditional Sciatica Cures or Treatments
Traditional treatment options such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), muscle relaxants, Cortisone shots and electrical stimulation, fail to address the underlying cause of Sciatica . They may give temporary relief, but they don’t come close to treating the cause. Since there are four main causes of Sciatica, there are many treatments options available and some treatments may work well for some but other treatments may work better for others.
Which natural sciatica cures and treatments work best?
Muscle Balance Therapy
Muscle Balance Therapy treats the underlying cause of Sciatica by targeting muscle imbalances in the body which can lead to “postural dysfunctions”. Basically, muscle imbalances occur when you have tight and overdeveloped muscles in one area of your body, while opposing muscles are weak and stretched out of their normal position. Muscle Balance Therapy identifies these imbalances and uses specific, corrective exercises to bring your body back into proper balance.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are places in the muscle that are easily irritated and can cause direct or referred pain in the body. Trigger points can potentially cause a flare up in the Piriformis muscle which in turn can put pressure on the Sciatic nerve. Using deep sustained pressure in the “knotted” muscle, will allow the soft tissue to release, allowing increased blood flow, muscle spasm reduction and the break up of scar tissue.
Rub On Relief
Rub on Relief is an all natural Homeopathic pain relief cream that helps reduce many types of pain including Sciatica. Loaded with all natural ingredients, Rub On Relief offers instant relief by using the natural benefits of Belladonna, Menthol, Ignatia, MSM, Rhus Tox, Phosphorus, Baja and Lachesis Mutus.
Heal-n-Soothe is a natural anti-inflammatory which fights Sciatica at the source. Unlike traditional Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDS) that can be dangerous to your health, the all natural healing properties of proteolytic enzymes found in Heal-n-Soothe™ have been proven to reduce inflammation in the body, thus relieving pain.
Correct Nutritional Deficiencies
Discs deteriorate over time due to a lack of hydration and nutritional deficiencies, amongst other reasons. Keeping your body properly hydrated and eating nutritious food allows the body to perform at optimal levels.
Again there are many sciatica cures available, and people who have received the best results have combined multiple treatments to alleviate their specific condition.
Written By: Updated: July 20,2011