Sciatic pain is caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back and it is most often felt in the legs. The pain begins in the root of the nerves on one or both sides of the spine, moving through the sciatic nerve positioned during the length of each leg. The pain can often be intolerable, similar to a strong toothache. Fortunately, the condition can be treated with some home treatment options. Try them and relieve the pain quickly.

Heat\Ice method

Take something cold – frozen vegetables, a cold pack or an ice cube and massage the affected area gently. Once the ice melts, take a heat pad and lay on it with the painful spot. Apply this method every 2 hours for at least 20 minutes.


This technique has been approved by the FDA for treatment of lower back pain issues like sciatica.

Massage therapy

The massage improves blood flow, relaxes the muscles and releases endorphins in the body, which are the body’s natural pain relievers. This kind of therapy can help a lot of people.

If any of these treatments do not work, you can always try OTC (over the counter) medications for relieving the sciatica pain. They can reduce the inflammation that causes the problem. Other treatments include herbs, plants and supplements which reduce the inflammation naturally.

You now know of many methods which help in relieving sciatic pain. This painful condition responds well to home treatments, patience, rest and time.