Herbal Remedies for Pinched Nerve

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A pinched nerve can be very painful. This condition occurs when the tissues surrounding the nerve apply excessive pressure. Conditions such as a herniated spinal disc or pressure from the muscles or tendons can be the cause of a pinched nerve. There are several herbal and home remedies that can aid in pain relief.

Benefits

  • Natural herbal remedies are a safe and effective way to treat nerves and surrounding tissue. Herbs will aid your body in its natural healing process as well as promote and improve your overall health. This natural state of well-being plays an essential role in your body's ability to fight off illnesses as well as reduce inflammation in your body.

Herbs

  • When treating a pinched nerve you can incorporate herbs such as Harpagophytum procumbens (devil's claw) and Arctium lappa (burdock) into your diet. These herbs contain powerful anti-inflammatory properties that work to naturally reduce swelling around the pinched nerves. Reducing inflammation in your muscles and tissues will help to relieve the pressure surrounding the pinched nerve to relieve pain. These herbs may also be taken as an herbal supplement.

    Matricaria recutita (German chamomile) and Zanthoxylum clava herculisis (toothachetree) are also excellent herbs to treat a pinched nerve. These herbs contain anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-spasmodic properties that are essential in the reduction of pain cause by a pinched nerve.

    Rhus tox can support the tissues around the pinched nerve.

    Colocynthis can be used to comfort and support the nervous system.

    Hercules' club (Zanthoxylum clava herculis) is another herb to sooth the nervous system and the circulatory system.

Home remedies

  • You can apply an ice pack on the pained area to reduce inflammation and treat pain. You should leave the ice pack on your back for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. This method can be applied periodically throughout the day until the pain has subsided. A 20-minute walk should also be implemented into your daily routine to relieve pressure on the nerves. Tissue salt is a homeopathic remedy used to maintain health and encourage a stronger nervous system.

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