SCIATICA

The pain that sciatica causes can be excruciating, making quality of life extremely poor. Causes include poor posture, obesity, poor spinal alignment, not drinking enough water, improper lifting, stress, nutrient deficiency, and poor abdominal tone. The good news is that help is available—help that is safe and natural and addresses not just the pain, but also the root cause.

Sciatica is pain along the sciatic nerve that radiates down the back of the leg.

Symptoms
Symptoms include lower back pain and severe pain in the leg along the course of the sciatic nerve that usually begins at the back of the thigh and runs down the inside of the leg.

Dietary considerations
Eat a diet low in fat and high in vegetables, protein, and minerals. Drink six to eight glasses of water daily. Avoid caffeine, sugar, red meat, and dairy. Drink a whey protein shake each morning.

Supplement support for sciatica
• DLPA: 1,000 mg
• MSM: 1,000 mg
• Glucosamine sulfate: 1,000–1,500 mg
• Vitamin C: 3,000 mg
• Magnesium chloride liquid: ten to fifteen drops at bedtime
• A daily green drink

Lifestyle choices
• Manage your stress.
• Use warm castor oil packs.
• Strengthen abdominal muscles.
• Exercise regularly.
• Buy a firm mattress.
• Use massage therapy.
• Get chiropractic treatments.