There are a number of people who are dealing with an excruciating pain that radiates from the lower back, runs down the buttocks and the back of the thighs into the leg, then calf and foot… This is called Sciatica; neuritis (inflammation of a nerve) of the sciatic nerve known as the largest nerve in our bodies.
What actually causes this pain? Compression of the sciatic nerve.
Associated with arthritis, those who suffer with Sciatica can experience sensitivity to touch and changes in weather. Pharmaceutical drugs never cure the problem, however natural therapy treatments focus on removing the pressure on the nerve, whether through massage, acupuncture AND combined with nourishing the health of the nerves with foods and herbal therapies.
Causes of sciatica are among the following: an improper buttock injection, suffering with a dislocated disc(s), ruptured disc, or arthritis which then can cause compression of the sciatic nerve, exhausted adrenal and pituitary glands, and poor cartilage and bone development. Not being active physically, not exercising AND wearing high heels too often and too long is one of the main causes for women. Flat feet in men who also don’t exercise regularly are cause for complaints of sciatic nerve pain. Lack of calcium and protein in the diet, protein and calcium depletion, especially caused by a low intake of green vegetables is another common causative factor.
Do you think you have sciatica? Apart from the excruciating pain described here, many people also experience a burning sensation that may radiate down the back of the thigh and leg or even around the buttocks and hip. The pain can be so debilitating that walking is difficult. Along with this pain can come a wasting away of muscles, muscle weakness, lower back pain, and stiffness caused by reduced reflex activity.
What to do? First, incorporate more minerals into the diet and eat green vegetables and green leafy salads everyday. Start incorporating a protein shake or smoothie daily, preferably a vegetarian or vegan protein supplement, for example, a pea protein shake is ideal.
Eliminate refined sugars, refined flours, toxic caffeine foods and drinks (green tea, however, is recommended), and especially eliminate chocolate from the diet until symptoms disappear.
Use the following herbal therapy program combined to relieve nerve spasms, repair, strengthen and nourish nerves, and reduce nerve inflammation. Click on each link to obtain each, and for more detailed information: