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Effective Natural Treatments To Cure Pinched Nerve

Lucky people need to cope with pinched nerve just once in their lives. Nonetheless, the pain can be extremely intense and uncomfortable, depending on where it is and how severe it is. With these home remedies for pinched nerve, you can treat condition effectively.

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When a particular nerve or a set of nerves get damaged, you are said to develop pinched nerves. This might be caused by compression, stretching of nerves or even contraction of nerves.

The other common causes of pinched nerves include, inflammation which might result from an injury, poor posture and also bad sleeping position.

Pinched nerves can also be caused by severe medical conditions like Arthritis, bone spurs, spinal misalignment and hernia in the discs.

The usual symptoms that serve as warning signs for pinched nerves are,

  • Numbness
  • Pins and needles sensations
  • A burning sensation in the injured area
  • Sharp pain radiating outward from the injured area

The symptoms are likely to worsen with movement, especial movements like moving your head or that involves straining your neck.

The areas where you are most likely to develop pinched nerve are the neck and the lower back. If your nerve pinch is caused by nerve compression in the neck area, then it can also affect the elbows, your hands, wrists as well as fingers.

Pinched nerve is extremely uncomfortable and makes you miserable with pain. It is very difficult to go on with your daily rituals with nerve pinch. You sleep is also affected because of which we cannot get proper rest. Treating pinched nerves on time is crucial as the lack of treatment can cause carpel tunnel syndrome and other medical conditions, such as tennis elbow and sciatica.

The remedies we are going to share with you today, will help you treat your pinched nerve at home. However, if the pain persists, you need to see a doctor immediately.

Home remedies for pinched nerve

Here are the 10 natural treatments to cure pinched nerve successfully.

1. Adjust Your Posture


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Since lack of god posture is one of the primary causes of pinched nerves, adjusting your posture becomes the first way to treat the condition. You need to change the way you sit to work. You also need to change your standing position to reduce the constriction of nerves, and thus treat pinched nerve.

If the painful condition has developed in your neck, then you need to always keep your chin in nonaligned position. You also need to make sure your shoulders are in upright positions. This can be maintained by lightly squeezing your shoulder blades together.

Maintaining proper posture will not only help treat pinched nerve, but will also prevent the condition for recurring.

2. Rest

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The second remedy on our list is proper rest. Resting the area that is affected is vital to ensure a speedy recovery. Healing can only happen when the affected area is not over used and moved a lot. The power of resting should not be taken for granted.

In fact, resting is a very effective way to treat a pinched nerve in your neck.

Sleep longer than usual. Try to limit your movements and activities to a minimum. If you can, then you can use a neck brace to avoid movement in the affected area during sleep. While sleeping, do not lie down on your stomach. Instead, sleep on your back or either one of your sides.

3. Use a Cold Compress

The third remedy that will help you alleviate the pain caused by pinched nerve is cold compress. This will numb the affected area and also help reduce swelling as well as inflammation.

For the remedy, take a sealable bag, and add some ice cubes in it. Now place the pack lightly on the affected area/s, for about 15 minutes. This should be repeated every two hours. If you do not have a sealable bag, then you can also wrap the ice cubes in a towel and apply compress.

Never apply the ice cubes directly on to the affected areas as it can further aggravate the pain and cause cold burns.

4. Take an Epsom Salt Bath

We need magnesium in the body especially when we need to heal nerve pain. One of the best ways to increase your magnesium level in the body is to take Epsom salt baths, as the body absorbs the magnesium quickly from Epsom salt.

Epsom is also anti-inflammatory and helps reduce the swelling caused by pinched nerve.

For the remedy, add a cup of Epsom salt to your bath water. Soak yourself in this water for at least half an hour.

This should be done at least two times a week for best results.

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5. Warm Oil Massage


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Warm oil massages can help cure the areas affected by pinched nerves. Massage will help you activate all the pressure points, increasing the blood circulation to the affected areas and stiff muscles. This will help reduce pain.

For the treatment, heat some mustard oil. You can also use coconut or olive oil for the treatment. To this, add some peppermint oil. This is, however, optional.

Now massage the oil on to affected areas for at least 10 minutes. Be gentle with your strokes. You need to do this at least thrice a day until your condition improves.

6. Castor Oil Pack

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Castor oil is anti-inflammatory and can help soothe your pinched nerves. It quickly restores the normal functioning of the nerves.

The pack will also help alleviate pain caused by stiff muscles and poor posture.

For the pack, fold piece of wool fennel into quarters. Now dip these in some castor oil. Now wring it out to get rid of the excess oil. Place the pack on your affected areas, and cover with plastic wrap. Now cover with thin towels. Next, put a heating pad so that the oil remains hot. Keep the pack on for at least one hour.

You should repeat this natural treatment every two hours. You will notice that the swelling and the inflammation will begin to subside in just a few days.

7. Turmeric

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The next remedy is the anti-inflammatory turmeric. Inflammation is a common symptom associated with pinched nerve, and the curcumin in turmeric helps get rid of the swelling and inflammation in no time.

For the remedy, boil a cup of coconut milk with a teaspoon of ground turmeric. You can also use almond milk in place of coconut milk. Now add some cinnamon powder to your milk, strain it and add some honey to sweeten the drink. You should take this turmeric milk two times every day until the symptoms linked to pinched nerve have subsided.

You can also take curcumin capsules. However, do consult a doctor or medical practitioner for proper dosage.

8. Get Acupressure or Acupuncture Treatments

Acupressure is a traditional treatment that helps reduce the pain caused by pinched nerves effectively. It restores normal functioning of the nerves, which in turn, prevents the condition from recurring.

Acupressure and acupuncture should always be done by a skilled practitioner or professional.

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Additional tips for pinched nerve

  • To prevent pinched nerve, you need to eat more anti-inflammatory foods like blueberries, cherries, bell peppers and tomatoes. These foods are also rich anti-oxidants.
  • You need to quit smoking, immediately. Smoking causes constriction of nerves, which can in turn, cause the nerves to get blocked, inhibiting circulation of blood.
  • If your work involves sitting at a desk in front of a screen, then you need to take regular breaks from work the strain and the repetitive movement of hands can cause the nerve pinch.
  • If you have already developed a pinched nerve, then, for a few days, opt for a standing workstation. This will allow you to be intermittently mobile.
  • A healthy weight is crucial to prevent the condition of pinched nerve.
  • If you have pinched nerve in your wrist, then, while you sleep, you need to wear a splint to avoid worsening your situation.
  • To your coffee or tea, add half a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses and drink about three times a day to feel better. You can also add the molasses to your oatmeal.
  • Heat a glass of water, and to it, add two teaspoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Also add a teaspoon of organic honey, for taste. Drink this mix two times a day to speed up your recovery.
  • If you have pinched nerve or a tendency to develop it, you should avoid walking in the rain. Also, do not expose yourself to cold air, as the cold can aggravate your pain.

That is all we have on the home remedies for pinched nerve. Do you think this post was helpful? Do you have some suggestions for us? Let us know in the comment section below.

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8 Best Home Remedies For Pinched Nerve That Work Amazingly Well
Pinched nerve causes intense pain, and is extremely uncomfortable. With these 8 home remedies for pinched nerve, you can treat the condition effectively.
Riya Roy

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