Treatment for Sciatica

Treatment for Sciatica

There are a number of holistic, natural, treatments available for Sciatica. Here are some:

Complementary Treatment Options

Shiatsu

Shiatsu therapy has a high success rate in the treatment of sciatica, producing a quicker increase in mobility and reduction of pain.
Sciatica that doesn’t resolve itself after a few days needs prompt professional attention.

Allopathic Treatment Options

  • Medication including painkillers and anti-inflammatories
  • Epidural injections where medication injected directly into the spine
  • Traction
  • Surgery
  • Rest
  • Over-the-counter painkillers
  • Ice packs
  • Proper posture
  • Resting the back by not bending, flexing or lifting heavy weights
  • Warm baths
  • Sleeping on a mattress that is neither too soft, nor too hard
  • Gentle exercises to strengthen and support the lower back

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