Many people suffer from sciatica which is a pain that spreads all the way along the sciatic nerve and thus influence the buttock, lower back, leg and foot. The pain is commonly reflected on only one side of the body, and can be rather disabling and very discomforting which will require a long-term rest.
Commonly sciatica is triggered by compression of the nerve roots. This condition can be caused by the following causes:
Stenosis of the spinal canal
Sciatica can be influenced by smoking, handling work, joint disease and overweight.
Symptoms of Sciatica:
Experiencing a burning sensation in the lower back.
Acute and intense pain going down along the thigh and leg, and sometimes reaching the foot.
A tingling sensation and numbness of the leg.
Weakness in the affected leg.
This condition can become very serious and the inevitable treatment in this case is performing a surgery. On the other hand, when the condition of the affected person is mild and moderate, the introduction of a chiropractic care is introduced or a drug treatment is being administrated like analgesics or anti-inflammatories and in that way alleviates the ongoing pain. Yet, the use of pharmaceutical drugs commonly soothes the symptoms and do not treat the root of the problem. Not to mention the fact that they can be very damaging for the overall health and well-being.
Therefore, we recommend the use of natural remedies along with a combination of stretches and exercises. We suggest the use of apple cider vinegar which can alleviate the pain of sciatica in a combination of a foot bath.
The benefits of foot baths
Hydrotherapy involves the use of hot water baths which are very beneficial for people with joint pain or blood circulation. A footbath can effectively alleviate the pain in the legs and restore the physical shape and as well as the psychic well-being. In addition to this, heat has been always established as effective method in alleviating foot and arthritis pain.
Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy
4 cups of apple cider vinegar
1 bucket of hot water, but not boiling
A handful of Epsom salt
In an appropriate foot basin pour the hot water along with the Epsom salt, and then soak your feet in it till the water cools down.
After this foot bath, dry your feet and then cover your legs so that they are kept warm and then place them in bed.When you wake up, make sure to keep your feet warm in socks and by all means avoid walking barefoot. In that way you will immediately experience pain relief. You should repeat this treatment every day till the symptoms are completely gone.
The Benefits of the Used Ingredients
Apple cider vinegar
This vinegar is rich in an active ingredient named as acetic acid which is very beneficial health wise. The external use of apple cider vinegar is very helpful in case of pain,varicosity, stress and anxiety as per a released study in NCBI.
It is a chemical compound consisted of magnesium and sulfate, and when in contact with water, the Epsom salt will dissolve and release these substances which will quickly get absorbed by the skin. This salt elevates magnesium levels, reduces stress, and as well as removes toxins thus alleviating foot pain.