It’s no secret that nerve pain can interrupt your day to day routine and become debilitating. However, relieving the pain doesn’t have to be complicated; you can do it while at home. Most of these methods do not require any special equipment or a trip to the doctor’s office, making them quick and effective. Try one of these home remedies for nerve pain next time you experience it.

Epsom Salt

This mineral is great at relieving nerve pain when used in a hot bath. This naturally occurring salt is rich in magnesium that has a soothing effect on the pain caused by sciatica. Magnesium is not naturally produced in the body but is needed to help get rid of pain cause by sciatica, so an Epsom salt bath soak can ease the pain. Just add 2-3 cups of Epsom salt to your next bath. Once the tub is full and the salt is dissolved, soak for about 30 minutes to help relieve your pain.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can help treat many types of illnesses, including helping to relieve nerve pain. The minerals found in it, like magnesium, phosphorous, calcium and potassium, are all essential for getting rid of nerve pain. Also a great anti-inflammatory agent, apple cider vinegar can help combat the inflammation caused by nerve pain. To reap the benefits of apple cider vinegar, just mix 2-3 tablespoons of the vinegar in a glass of warm water. You can add a teaspoon of organic honey to help it taste better. Drink this concoction twice a day for a few weeks and you should start to feel less pain.

White Willow Tea

White willow extract is a natural remedy that has been used for relief of all types of pain. Salicylic acid is produced from the salicin content found in White Willow as it is being absorbed into your body, and salicylic acid is a very effective painkiller. As bonus, white willow does not have an acidic effect when consumed. To make this healing tea, take 2-3 teaspoons of white willow bark extract and combine with boiling water. Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes, strain and drink it hot.

Hot and Cold Compresses

One of the best home remedies for nerve pain, alternating between hot and cold compresses can majorly reduce pain and promote healing. A hot compress will help bring more blood to the area and reduce stiffness and muscle spasms (remember, though, that a hot compress should not be used for the first 48 hours of following an injury or the onset of pain). A cold compress will numb the area to relieve pain and reduce inflammation and swelling. By alternating hot and cold packs on the affected areas, you can both lower inflammation and loosen the muscles, increasing the likelihood of reducing pain. For a hot compress, you can use a heating pad or any type of hot compress. Ice packs, bags of frozen vegetable or a bag of ice work well for a cold compress. In both instances, make sure to wrap a cloth around the compress so that it isn’t directly touching your skin.

Turmeric

This super spice is loaded with health benefits, including helping to relieve nerve pain. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric can be added to your diet to help improve your pain. As a way to add turmeric to your daily diet, combine 1-2 teaspoons of it with warm milk. Drink the mixture while it’s hot. Repeat this once a day for about a week to see results.

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