Information on Sciatica, acute

DescriptionSciatica is a narrowing the lumbar spinal canal, which causes compression on the sciatic nerve. This compression causes pain that is felt along the course of the sciatic nerve--from the lower lumbar spine down the back of the thigh to the foot.
Treatment PlanExercise, physical therapy, hydrotherapy, stretching, and a natural foods diet can speed recovery. Experience shows that, all things considered, surgery or other heroic interventions of modern medicine are often not warranted and can lead to future chronic problems. Herbs that may be helpful in reducing pain and swelling include pain-relieving herbs, anti-inflammatories internally and externally, and herbs to speed healing.

Herbal Remedies for Sciatica, acute

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Chamomile, Romananti-inflammatory, pain relievingtincture internally, oil externally
St. John's Wortanti-inflammatorytincture internally, oil externally
Wintergreenanalgesicoil externally
Jamaican Dogwoodanodynetincture