This is one of the most irritating aches & pains you will ever experience. Have hope- There is a means to an end...Know these facts & try these natural interventions:
Pain, tingling, numbness, and pressure radiating down the back of the right leg. Sensation begins at base of spine, continuing down toward the right foot. The Sciatic Nerve is the thickest and longest nerve in the body. Its extension is from the pelvic area to the foot. The Plexus (a network of nerves) origin of this nerve is the Sacral Plexus. The Sciatic nerve branches off to form the Tibial nerve and the Perineal nerve.
Occurs when one of the lower Lumbar or Upper Sacral (L3-S2) nerves are impinged or compressed, often by a contracted muscle or displaced disc. This causes nerve to become irritated & inflamed. Tight or injured gluteus muscles can also create this pain.
Warm bath with 10 drops of essential oil (even a foot bath would help- 5 drops) in Epsom Salts. Also an oil cloth compress (10 drops with 1 tsp olive oil in very warm water) applied to area. Essential oils to gently massage into area of pain- Spruce, Marjoram, Sesame seed, Frankincense, Hyssop, Cypress, Turmeric, German Chamomile, Lavender.
Consume herbal Nervines (herbs that calm, nourish & balance nervous system) - Oat-straw, Chamomile, Skullcap, Valerian, Hops, lavender, Lemon balm/Lemongrass, & Spearmint. Best way is thru tea (Sleepy-time & Tension Tamer have nervine herbs in them). Most effective supplements to try: Alpha Lipoic Acid, GLA & Ginko (diabetic neuropathy), B6, St. Johns Wort.
Gentle Stretching helps significantly with releasing tension and pressure on 'compromised nerves'. Gentle Massage with anti inflammatory oils is best to calm stimulated nerves. Traction & Alignment via Chiropractor can also yield relief of aggravated nerves that are suffering from pressure and/or irritation.
To learn more of Natural Pain Intervnetion, please visit Apothecary link. Be well!
dpt- Sorry to hear your wife experiences neuropathy...But there is hope in natural repair. May she find Ginko to be her friend:-)
wonderful list...not sure I've read the connection for ginko and neuropathy before...I'll look into that one for sure (for my wife). thanks!
Thanks BUNCHES Belinda! :-)
Very nicely done! H5 & Tw'd.
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