When you have sciatica or if you have ever experienced pain in your sciatic nerve, you know that it is very unpleasant. Because the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, running from the top of your buttocks down through your legs and feet, you can experience unbearable pain from the lower back or rib area to your knees.
The shooting pain, which is the typical symptom of sciatica, can occur anywhere along the sciatic nerve. Depending on how the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain will vary. Common symptoms of sciatica are listed below:
- Lower back pain
- Hip pain
- Weakness or numbness in the leg or foot
- Continuous pain on one side of the buttocks
- Sharp pain that occurs when you stand up
Sciatica can be crippling, often times making it difficult for you to sit down or stand up comfortably. A lot of people with sciatica use pain medication, but this doesn’t address the problem; it is merely a temporary solution that can cause toxic build-up in your system. Instead, you should try natural remedies and certain exercises to help improve your condition.
10-Minute Bedtime Trick
About an hour before you go to bed, fill a small bucket with 10 liters of hot water and add a handful (about ¼ cup) of sea salt and a half-liter of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Stir this mixture until the salt dissolves. Soak your feet in the water until the water cools down. Remove your feet from the bucket, towel-dry them, and then go to bed, ensuring that your feet stay warm through the night. Don’t stand or walk barefoot the next morning. Make sure you wear socks around the house. Don’t go barefoot until you shower. You should experience a massive decrease in pain. Repeat this every six months, or when you feel pain again.