The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body. It starts in your spine and runs right down to the ankle on both legs. It’s an experience most people connect with pain. Something that the elderly experience. But sciatica pain affects everyone. In fact, it’s not always even pain. Sometimes it’s an ache, a numbness, or even just a trembling. It’s even linked to that weak kneed feeling people get for no apparent reason at all.
Sciatica pain is caused by pressure on the nerve, normally from a prolapsed disk in your spine. But you can also get it from sitting too long, or in a weird position. Pregnant women often experience sciatica pain. It can also be caused by heavy lifting, stress, or in very rare cases a tumor.
There are several stretches you can do to ease sciatica pain. You might not be able to do eight yoga poses before work every morning (but give it a try if you have time). Another well known way to deal with sciatica pain is to lie on your back with your knees drawn to your chest or supported by a chair (so long as your knees stay bent) and rest your head on a pillow. Do this while watching TV for ten minutes a night. But you can also treat sciatica with essential oils and other herbs.
This is a list of oils you can rub into your skin. Remember, many of these will require a carrier oil (avocado oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, even extra virgin olive oil will do the trick), massage these into the area where you are having pain. If you like you can cover them with a warm cloth to help your muscles relax more fully.
Lavender Essential Oil
Juniper Essential Oil
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Pepper Essential Oil
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