7 sources of sciatica relief (slideshow)

Simply put sciatica is when your sciatic nerve, the nerve that starts in your low back and travels down your legs, is irritated and inflamed.

And while the problem sounds pretty basic, the pain it causes is anything but.

Sciatic nerve pain can be excruciating, leaving you bent over and hobbling through your day.

Even worse, when you see your doctor for help, you’ll most likely wind up on muscle relaxers that leave you exhausted and out of it, anti-inflammatories that can cause liver and kidney damage or even narcotic pain medications that can result in dependence.

But, you don’t have to turn to these dangerous drugs. And, you don’t have to live in pain.

There are a few simple, natural things you can do to get the sciatica relief you’ve been looking for.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

By Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, with more than 20 years of experience. She has dedicated herself to helping others enjoy life at every age through the use of alternative medicine and natural wellness options. Dr. Schmedthorst enjoys sharing her knowledge with the alternative healthcare community, providing solutions for men and women who are ready to take control of their health the natural way.