Sciatica is an irritation of the sciatic nerve, located in the lower back and radiating (partially or completely) down the leg to the foot. The problem usually starts in the lower back or muscle spasm along the nerve route.

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The most important thing is to find out if there is any injury, protruding vertebra disk, or trauma that might have caused the problem. Excessive stress (physical, emotional or sexual) can cause sciatica. We have found very good success with acupuncture for sciatica.

Single Herbs: Kava Kava, Turmeric.

Nutritional Supplements: Vitamin C (1,000 mg, four times daily), Vitamin D (200-400 IU daily), Manganese (50 mg), Calcium (400-800 mg daily), Magnesium (400-800 mg daily). Intramuscular injection of Vitamin B12 (1,000 mcg) and Folic Acid (2-3 mg), two to three times a week.