Foods That Help to Deal with Sciatica


It seems like many people used to have sciatica condition in their life. The symptoms of sciatica condition may include lower back pain, leg pain, tingling, numbness and weakness or difficulty walking, etc. Along with your prescribed treatment plan, there are some foods that you can try at home to deal with this symptom. In this article, we will show some vitamin groups in which you can find some suitable foods.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is also called as pyridoxine. It has benefits in reducing sciatic nerve pain, numbness or tingling, producing red blood cell, synthesizing protein in your body, increasing the production of dopamine and serotonin which support your central nervous system. Furthermore, pyridoxine can decrease our risk of developing neuropathy that might affect the rest of our body when the peripheral nerves are harmed and it lead to the motor information.

You can easy find vitamin B6 in foods, such as bananas, tomato, peanut butter, garbanzo beans, soybeans, spinach, walnuts, poultry, and wheat bran.

Vitamin B9

Folic acid is the name of vitamin B9. It helps our body produce more red blood cell, aid in cell production, relieve the sciatic nerve pain in back and lower limbs, support for the DNA synthesis, and improve muscle coordination. In addition, vitamin B9 can protect our sciatic nerve from injury or damage. With a developing fetus, it has influenced on supporting embryonic nerve development and produce in neural tube formation, then it develops into the central nervous system.

Source food which is rich in vitamin b9 include beans, peas, lima bean, asparagus, whole grains, mushrooms, broccoli, orange juice, turnip greens, avocado, and liver.

Vitamin B12

Oysters, crab, salmon, tuna, beef, lobster, liver, lamb, mozzarella cheese, Swiss cheese, Parmesan cheese, and eggs are known as foods which contain vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 is also known as cobalamin. This vitamin promotes healthy nervous system function, repairs nerve damage and improves the cellular production. Moreover, it helps our body prevent muscle contraction, support muscle coordination, strengthen some weak muscles, decrease nerve swelling and irritation, lower our body’ s risk of neuropathy or relieve nerve pain in back and lower limbs.

Vitamin C

According to Steve Blake, Sc. D, and author of “Vitamins and Mineral Demystified”, vitamin C has been used to increase our immune system and protect the sciatic nerve from permanent damage. Also, it helps our body hydrate, decrease nerve pain of sciatica and nerve inflammation, promote the healthy nervous system function, and increase the process of healing in the body. We can find vitamin C in fruits, such as oranges, pineapples, grapefruits, tomatoes, spinach, strawberries, cherries, cabbage, and cantaloupe.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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