Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Sciatica


Sciatica is pain, tingling, or numbness produced by an irritation of the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed by the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord into the lower back. It goes down through the buttock, then its branches extend down the back of the leg to the ankle and foot. Symptoms of sciatica include pain that begins in your back or buttock and moves down your leg and may move into your foot. Weakness, tingling, or numbness in the leg may also occur.


Apply cold and hot compress  Popularity: 106  Effectiveness: 4.2  
Use hydrotherapy  Popularity: 88  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Apply capsaicin cream  Popularity: 72  Effectiveness: 3.4  
Do exercises  Popularity: 38  Effectiveness: 3.4  
Drink valerian tea  Popularity: 18  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Take or apply turmeric  Popularity: 17  Effectiveness: 3.4  
Do massage  Popularity: 15  Effectiveness: 3.9  
Use electronic pulse massager  Popularity: 13  Effectiveness: 3.7  
Do yoga  Popularity: 12  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Do physical therapy  Popularity: 6  Effectiveness: 4.0  
Use acupuncture  Popularity: 2  Effectiveness: 4.1  
Take white willow bark supplement  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Eat fenugreek seeds  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Take devil's claw supplement  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  

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