Sciatic nerve pain is very unpleasant. It originates in lower spine area and can show without any injury causing it. The pain is typically felt in the buttocks, radiating down the upper thigh. The pain may extend to the foot, but it is less common. It is being felt in the fleshy body parts, stemming from nerves pinching which depart from the spinal cord in the intervertebral disks. The pain can worsen by sneezing, coughing, going to the bathroom, and engaging in regular activities.
Pain relievers and stress avoidance on the spinal area by resting and limiting activities is the modern treatment and it can reduce pain, but it doesn’t have a long term effect. Within 3 months, it may heal spontaneously. The most highly correlated things with sciatica are emotional distress, especially job dissatisfaction.
The traditional Chinese medicine relates sciatic pain to kidney chi being low that can be caused by too much dampness, wind, and cold, thus the treatment would involve warming up the kidneys through many herbs and food choices. The video goes into detail about this approach as well as the science behind it. This simple stretch routine can help you relieve the pain and speed up healing time, too.