Sciatica - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body. Sciatica is an inflammation from postural distortion of the sciatic nerve. The pain can range from mild to severe and is usually caused by a compressed nerve in the lower spine...

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This can be caused by damage to vertebra or to disks that then puts pressure on this nerve which emerges at that sciatic nottch area. It can occur when we lift a load wrongly or lift too much. It usually oocurs only on one side and is much worse when still.

Symptoms of sciatica:

  • A shooting pain along the sciatic nerve
  • Numbness in the leg
  • Pins and needles in the feet

Suggested treatments;

Movement like yoga, taichi, swimming, walking and stretching all help with sciatica. Specific movements include;

  • Pelvic tilt
  • Knee to chest
  • Lower trunk rotations
  • Opposite arm and leg extensions on all fours

Recommended McDowells Products

Sciatica Mix
The McDowells sciatica mix includes Burdock, Tansy, Parsley, Mugwort, Yarrow, Hypericum and  Equisetum  along with the Bach Flower Remedies:- Vervain, Oak, Olive, Vine Scleranthus and Rescue Remedy. These herbs are also found in my bone healing and spinal trauma mixes so overtime they should bring relief of the twitching and aching and general healing.

Massage Oil
This has Arnica, Wintergreen, Linseed oil, Comfrey and White Willow in it however if you can obtain Wintergreen Oil from your pharmacy or health food shop it can be rubbed on and bring relief.

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McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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