A natural cure for sciatica seems to be harder to find than the Holy Grail. Many people search in vain for some type of cure which will work better than the horrific and mostly ineffective medical treatments which they have endured. So many patients are tired of the drugs and afraid to face the potential horrors of surgery. They would give anything to find relief without compromising their general health and future functionality. Luckily, there are a few options worth looking into for natural sciatica treatment.
This article will assist patients in researching and applying all-natural curative remedies for sciatic nerve symptoms. We will extol the benefits of natural care practices, but also balance the discussion by spotlighting the negative aspects of natural therapies.
Most natural sciatica therapy options are touted on websites or media infomercials. The claims made by many of these products are suspect at best and downright deceptive at worst. I advise prospective buyers to be careful before investing any of their hard earned money in some fly-by-night product or pill. Take time to research your options and choose sciatica products which are likely to provide at least some relief, if not a complete cure.
Make sure that the product is not dangerous in any way and consult your physician before taking any herbal or pharmaceutical product by mouth. Even herbal sciatica treatments can have serious side effects and cause drug interactions. Remember, if a miracle cure was available, it would not be a secret.
Herbal preparations are the most common type of all-natural sciatica home remedies. Herbal preparations can be custom prescribed by trained herbalists or doctors of TCM. However, most are commercially packaged scams claiming ridiculous benefits with unfounded research.
Other products consist of mechanical devices which are used to realign the spine, relieve pressure on the spine or release pressure points. Most of these devices are overpriced plastic toys, but I can not speak for all of them. I can only say that I have seen many and have not been impressed with any, as a general rule. If you have enjoyed success from one of these products, I would love to hear your story.
There are other types of natural cures using inversion or exercise therapy and these modalities have been known to work for some patients. Just be careful not to spend too much money on something which remains unproven.
Research-supported alternative recommendations for all-natural sciatica care include non-surgical spinal decompression and knowledge therapy. Both of these methods of care have worked for millions and are always good considerations for patients with indicated causative conditions.
Spinal decompression for sciatica is not appropriate for all patients. It works best for some verified structural sources of sciatica, including herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and some types of spinal arthritis. The downside is that it is very expensive. The good news is that it may enact a lasting cure without surgery or pharmaceutical risks.
Knowledge therapy will do little to cure actual anatomical pain, but will resolve ischemia syndromes, which do account for a large number of chronic sciatica issues. This treatment has no health risks and does not involve any financial risk. You can learn more about my own experiences with this alternative treatment by reading my sciatica story.
In summation, natural cures often have less risk factors than traditional medical care, but seldom offer true efficacy for many patients. The exceptions to this rule have been highlighted in this article, providing patients with some good options to consider and some new topics of discussion to have with their care providers.