The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back to each leg in the human body. The hips and part of the thighs and legs are maintained by the Sciatica nerve. When pressure is applied to the sciatic nerve, irritation occurs and can lead to a disease called sciatica. This causes pain in the lower back of the human body. Pressing of the Sciatica nerve and inflammation of the areas related to the Sciatica nerve lead to this medical condition. Any kind of damage of the Sciatica nerve reduces or prevents conduction of impulses through the nerve.  
Mostly sciatica affects only one side of the body. This disease can be mild, severe and in case of excess of pressure being applied on sciatic nerve repeatedly, this can last for a long time.  Difficulty in walking, leg numbness, muscle weakness, etc are the most common things that happen when a body is affected with sciatica. Chiropractic treatment techniques are one of the best advisory medications for sciatica. Massages and acupuncture are also used in the treatment of sciatica.  
  •  Pain experienced in the region of the hips.
  • The lower back of the thigh or the leg.
  • Patient experiences difficulty walking and moving.
  • Inability to the bend knee.
  • Mild to severe pain in the related regions

Ayurvedic Therapies and Treatments

  1. Kati Basti
  2. Anuvasana
  3. Astapana Basti
  4. Taila Dhara
 According to Ayurveda, sciatica is diseased that is caused due to the impairment of the vata dosha. The Vata dosha is responsible for the impairment of the movement and functional ability present inside the human body. In some cases, this disease also relates to Kapha dosha, which is responsible for lubrication and fluids which are present inside the human body. In ayurvedic terms, sciatica is often called gridhrasi, which is a disorder that is caused due to the excess pressure on the sciatic nerve inside the body. Majorly there are two types of sciatica diseases, they are true sciatica and pseudo-sciatica. Sciatica is mainly caused due to the bulging of the disc or called a herniated disc also, piriformis syndrome is, etc. 
Some of the herbs that help in the treatment of sciatica include:
(i) Babunah, which is also known as bitter chamomile, helps in the treatment of sciatica as it has anti-analgesic properties which help in reducing pain in certain parts of the human body. Rheumatism is a disease which is generally occurred in the majority of the population due to the advancement of age. This herb also helps in treating people with rheumatism. 
(ii) Guggul in the present day is used for many purposes which include treatment of atherosclerosis and also arthritis. Guggulu is a very effective herb in the treatment of sciatica as it has anti-inflammatory properties which help in relaxation of nerves inside the body. 
(iii) Kumari is an efficient herb which is used in the treatment of various diseases related to skin. In sciatica, kumari herb is used in treating the lower back ailment. Kumari is also known as aloe vera.
Ayurvedic Therapies to treat Sciatica
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