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Inflamed Sciatica Nerve Discomfort Alleviated

Author: Sandra I.
Date: 10-06-2012
Views: 12,427
Word Count: 312
Questions Received: 6
Testimonial ID: 7845-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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My husband was working in the yard and that night had back pain. We assumed it was just a muscle ache. When it continued for two days non stop and the pain kept getting worse, he was in agony, so we went to the doctor.

They diagnosed inflammation of his sciatica (nerve root ends) and gave him hydrocodone and diclofenac. The only thing these drugs did was to help him sleep; they did not help the pain.

After a week we went back to the doctor and they gave him a refill and a shot of morphine. The morphine eased the pain for a couple hours, before evening the constant pain was back. We were desperate at this point, nothing was helping prescription or over the counter.

I had heard about the essential oils from a friend so I called her. With a few oils that come in the basic Starter Kit and a bottle of Idaho Balsam Fir his sciatica completely calmed. Just a couple drops of the Valor oil blend, Balsam Fir, the PanAway oil blend and Lavender completely eased it, I mean COMPLETELY, no pain at all. We were amazed.

Each time it started to ache over the next couple days I applied the oils, then we noticed he needed them less and less. Within a week he was back to normal, the sciatica had calmed. We continued to apply the oils first thing in the morning and at bed time as a precaution for a few days but he did not have a recurrence, he was pain free.

Now occasionally when it flares we just apply a couple drops of the oils and the pain is eased instantly. If he is going to be doing a lot of walking or yard work we don't wait for the sciatica to become inflamed or irritated, we put the oils on before as a precaution.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: back-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: osteoarthritis — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
3.Associated topics: osteoarthritis — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
4.Associated topics: degenerative-disc — "In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis."Link

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