Sciatica can be extremely debilitating. While your doctor may refer you to specialists to receive MRIs, X-rays, and undergo complex medical procedures, there are many ways to go about treating sciatica naturally.

Medical solutions for sciatica can be extremely expensive, time consuming, and stressful. If you have the patience and the wherewithal, you are encouraged to try to remedy your sciatica on your own through natural means first.

Only after you have exhausted these natural methods for treating sciatica, should you resort to getting medical treatment.

  • Chiropractors – These are back and spine specialists who can help you straighten your back, improve your posture, fix a slipped disc, and loosen up the tension in your muscles that may be causing sciatica. But are all chiropractor services covered by insurance? Can you resolve the problem by applying the principles of trigger point massage or acupressure at home on your own, or with the help of a partner, instead?
  • Drugs - Many muscle relaxant drugs are available on the market which can help to cure sciatica. But why deal with popping pills and risking any unwanted side effects, until and unless you have exhausted all natural solutions for treating sciatica first?
  • Surgery – Going under the knife should be your absolute last resort in treating sciatica. Only if your problem with sciatica is so severe that no natural therapy is able to resolve it, should you consider this option.