Do you have shooting, searing pain running down one of your legs? Pins and needles in your legs and feet? Numbness or weakness in your lower back, legs, or feet? If any of these sensations sound familiar, you may have a common condition known as sciatica. Up to 40 percent of people will experience this painful condition in their lifetime, and it becomes more prevalent with age. If you’re among this percentage, you probably have one thing on your mind: how to get rid of sciatica fast. In this article, we’ll be sharing our top tips for easing your sciatica pain in just thirty minutes or less.
Before we get into the pain relief tips, let’s review what sciatica actually is. Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks, and down each leg. The pain is most commonly caused by a compressed nerve in the lower spine.
The pain of sciatica can range from mildly uncomfortable to debilitating. Regardless of your level of pain, the following tips will help reduce your pain level and discomfort. For best results, apply all three of these tips in succession, in the order they’re listed.
Alternating heat and cold therapy is very helpful in reducing sciatica pain, often causing immediate relief. Ice helps reduce inflammation, while heat encourages blood flow to the affected area, allowing it to heal quicker.
First, apply cold to the affected area for ten minutes using an ice pack. Then, apply heat for ten minutes by placing a heating pad or hot water bottle on the painful area. Place a barrier between the heat or cold source and your skin for protection.
After completing your hot and cold therapy, it’s time to do some gentle stretching to relieve the sciatic nerve compression. Here are the top stretches for relieving sciatica pain quickly. Spend about ten minutes total performing these exercises.
The final step in your sciatica pain relief routine is to apply a natural anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving cream. Simply apply the cream along the parts of your sciatic nerve that are causing you pain. Aromalief offers 3-in-1 vegan hemp lotions that relieve pain, moisturize the skin, and offer the calming benefits of aromatherapy. Aromalief’s soothing lotions contain several pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory ingredients, including hemp seed oil, menthol, glucosamine, chondroitin, L-arginine, MSM, and aloe vera.
This three-step pain relief routine takes about 30 minutes to perform and should provide immediate relief from sciatica. Even better, when done consistently several days a week, this routine is likely to resolve your sciatica completely.
If you don’t have time to do the whole routine, you can pick just one or two steps to perform, as each step also works on its own to relieve sciatica pain. For example, you could do a couple of stretches and then apply Aromalief’s pain relieving lotion to reduce your pain in just ten minutes or less.
Most cases of sciatica can be resolved using these at-home strategies, so don’t lose hope. Start practicing today and watch your pain melt away!
Please consult with your doctor before starting any pain relieving regimen. The tips provided are not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.