Conditions
Chronic Pain
Sciatica

Sciatica natural plant-based treatments

Sciatica is a condition that affects millions around the world, causing extreme irritation to the sciatic nerve, which runs from the bottom of the spine down the legs to the feet, resulting in extreme, debilitating pain. Since their legalisation in 2018, sciatica plant-based treatments have proven to be successful candidates in sciatic pain management.

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13 - 40%

of the UK will experience sciatica during their lifetime

68%

of UK adults would consider plant-based treatments

Number 1

condition treated with natural products in the UK is chronic pain

44%

decrease in pain seen with new alternative sciatica treatment

“The Releaf+ subscription simplifies the entire process of my plant-based treatment.“

Nigel, Releaf Patient

October 2023

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Symptoms

Pain in the legs, feet, toes, bottom or back

Tingling sensations

Loss of sensation or numbness

Feeling weak

Limited movement

Poor or weak reflexes

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, you may have sciatica. Please speak with your GP to find out more.

Treatment options:

Sciatica typically improves within 4 to 6 weeks, but for some, sciatica can be a chronic, long-lasting condition. Regular exercise, and conventional over the counter pain medications can be used for short term treatment, but in more chronic cases doctors can prescribe a number of different treatments or recommend physiotherapy.

Co-codamol

Naproxen

Diclofenac

Amitriptyline

Gabapentin

Physiotherapy

If you are struggling to manage your symptoms and have already tried two conventional treatments to little avail, natural sciatica treatments may work for you. Use our free eligibility tool to find out now.
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A word from our specialist

"Many conditions that lead to chronic pain often respond poorly to conventional pharmaceutical medications. More and more is being understood about how the endocannabinoid system interacts with the more well known pain pathways to work synergistically with these conventional medications. Chronic pain comes with a variety of associated symptoms such as poor sleep, fatigue, brain fog and reduced appetite – all of which treatment with medical cannabis can improve."

Dr David Tang

Chronic Pain Specialist

Could sciatica benefit from natural, alternative treatments?

While we are still awaiting a complete cure for sciatica pain, plant-based treatments have proven to be extremely beneficial in reducing sensory processing, which decreases pain perception, and reducing inflammation, which can improve a persons' ability to move around easily. 

Poor sleep and an increased risk of developing secondary psychological conditions like depression and anxiety often accompany Sciatica, and these are areas in which natural sciatica treatments have shown promising potential too. 

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