The largest nerve in the body
Sciatica is radiating pain, tingling, or numbness that follows the sciatic nerve—the largest nerve in the body—which runs from the lower back and down the back of each leg. The most common cause is a herniated disc, which bulges and presses on the sciatic nerve.
Sciatica can be severely debilitating if the pain becomes chronic, causing weakness and numbness in the affected leg, making it difficult to stand.
Many people with sciatica would try almost anything for relief, yet few medical treatments have proved to be effective in easing sciatica’s hallmark searing or stabbing pain. Thankfully, there are some ways to find relief. Here are seven remedies to try, and how you can prevent flare-ups.