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
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Use hydrotherapy
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Apply capsaicin cream
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Effectiveness: 3.4  Popularity: 72  
Do exercises
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Drink valerian tea
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Effectiveness: 3.0  Popularity: 18  
Take or apply turmeric
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Effectiveness: 3.4  Popularity: 17  
Do massage
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Effectiveness: 3.9  Popularity: 15  
Use electronic pulse massager
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Do yoga
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Effectiveness: 3.8  Popularity: 12  
Do physical therapy
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Effectiveness: 4.0  Popularity: 6  
Use acupuncture
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Take white willow bark supplement
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Eat fenugreek seeds
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Take devil's claw supplement
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