The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. It starts from each side of the lower spine and goes through the buttock, into the back of the thigh and extends all the way to the foot. It has a vital role in connecting the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles. Sciatica is the term for any neurological pain or symptom felt along the sciatic nerve.
How the Sciatic Nerve is Affected
In most cases, sciatica results as a compression of the spinal nerve in the lower back. The medical term for sciatica is Lumbar radiculopathy or radicular pain which suggests that the symptoms develop within the radicular nerve in the spine.
Sciatic nerve pain can also be caused by lower back problems such as irritated herniated disk.
The symptoms vary , depending on which nerve is affected and how much of it is compressed.
Due to the fact that the sciatic nerve connects the spinal cord with the outer part of the thigh, the lower leg muscles , and the hamstrings muscles in the back of the thighs, injured sciatic nerve causes tingling or numbness in the toes, ankle, foot and the leg as well as muscle weakness.
This pain is an everyday problem for many people, compromising their day-to –day activities.
Prescribed medications provide a quick fix of the pain, but they don’t address the root cause. Fortunately there are a number of natural solutions and exercises that do get to the underlying cause of the problem. The natural options prevent sciatic nerve pain by relieving pressure and inflammation in the nerve.
We present you a natural and effective remedy that will help you if you suffer from sciatica. We must note that the effects will vary in each individual, depending on their condition.
The 10-Minutes Bedtime Treatment
- Pour 2/3 liters of hot water in a bucket ( make sure the water is not too hot to touch)
- Add a liter of apple cider vinegar ( ACV) and a handful of salt
- Mix all the ingredients so that the salt fully dissolves
- Put your feet in the bucket and soak until the water begins to cool down
- Remove the feet from the bucket and pat dry them
- Go to bed and make sure your feet stay warm: use a blanket or extra sheet to cover them
- In the morning put on socks and slippers and wear them throughout the day