Most people have had the unpleasant experience of their lower back giving out.
But did you know that if it happens often it can lead to a painful and dangerous lower back condition?
The name for this condition is sciatica.
Sciatica is a nerve pain that can range from an “itch” in your low back...
to excruciating pain in your leg, butt, and low back that lasts for days, weeks even.
The pain usually starts in the buttocks and travels down the leg all the way to the feet.
And it causes a tingling or burning sensation.
Sciatica happens because the sciatic nerve becomes compressed, irritated, or inflamed.
According to NHS, this could be due to:
- Poor posture when sitting
- Being overweight
- Wear and tear from sports
- Picking up things off the floor with poor technique
But here’s the really scary thing-
If it’s not managed properly it can cause irreversible damage to the spine and nerves in the long term:
It’s often people suffer from loss of feeling in the affected leg,
Or even a loss of bowel function when they let sciatica issue linger for long.
However, there IS some good news.
Because you can easily prevent this lower back condition.
And if you already suffer from it, you can get a natural relief from sciatica pain.
3 ways to prevent and soothe sciatica
1. Manage inflammation
One of the reasons sciatica pain happens is because the nerve is inflamed.
And the best way to tame inflamed nerves is through the food you eat.
A study published in StatPerls Medical Journal suggests that a diet rich in whole grains, fish, nuts, fruits, and vegetables can help to lower inflammation.
This study also mentioned turmeric is a great way to manage this issue.
But before you start adding turmeric to every dish you cook…
Keep in mind that your body won’t fully absorb turmeric unless you take it with black pepper.
That’s why we added black pepper extract to our Advanced Turmeric.
Research shows that black pepper improves the absorption of turmeric by 2000%.
Giving you more soothing relief.
2. Get a massage
Massages help your body release natural pain relief hormones - endorphins.
Whilst improving blood circulation and relaxing tense muscles,
This can improve the flexibility and mobility of your joints and help manage lower back pain.
3. Perform some specific exercises and stretches
The NHS has a list you can take a look at here.
The best part about these is you can do them at home in 10 minutes or less.
You can even get them done while watching TV.
I hope you find these tips helpful.
In case you want help managing inflammation, be sure to check our Advanced Turmeric.
And do remember, if your symptoms get worse or don’t go away it’s a good idea to consult with your doctor on the count of additional pain relief options.