Sciatica is the condition causing the irritating pain in the back and legs that can become very unpleasant and even disrupt daily functioning. That is why we have selected for you the best sciatica treatment over the counter in 2020. Read more about natural medicines that are effective and strong enough to fight sciatica pain and offer you relief.

Sciatic nerve inflammation or sciatica is a disease that can become a very unpleasant and long-lasting condition making a meaningful impact on everyday activities. Sciatica typically affects for the first time around the age of 40 and is often accompanied by diabetes, multiple sclerosis, allergies or problems with circulation or metabolism. Sciatica that occurs once, it is likely to return, even if the treatment has started immediately.

SCIATICA TREATMENT OPTIONS

Acute sciatica pain

At the beginning of sciatica treatment, the main aim of the therapy is to eliminate the causes of pain. A sciatic nerve block with local anesthetic can be used in case of acute pain due to inflammation of the femoral nerve (sciatica). This kind of therapy is under stationary conditions. In that case, different drugs and medicines are being prescribed in order to:

  • prevent the onset of acute pain during treatment;
  • reduce inflammation;
  • prevent further tissue damage by a sufficient number of trace elements;
  • ensure faster body recovery

Sometimes patients require the use of other medicines such as sleeping pills or antidepressants. They help relieve anxiety and a constant feeling of pain. After initial treatment with blockages using the anesthetic drug, patients are transferred to outpatient treatment and are prescribed home treatment. The patient being released for home treatment, must move independently.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are also known as anti-rheumatics or painkillers. They are one of the major drug groups used in the treatment of sciatica. Non-steroidal means affect the structure of the prostaglandin that causes pain. Pain killers stop the production of these cells and the brain stops signaling that there is pain somewhere in the body. Pain killers and anti-inflammatory medicines are the most effective medicines that make the most numerous group of drugs. Most commonly, antirheumatics (painkillers) are used to treat pain, fever, muscle pain, and other musculoskeletal disorders.

Most common pain relievers for sciatica pain are:

  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen
  • Valium
  • Diclofenac
  • Injections

Painkillers, that is, antirheumatics, analgesics, can also cause unwanted side effects if taken without doctor’s supervision, for a longer period than prescribed or at a higher dose than allowed. Despite the risks of side effects, taking analgesics (painkillers) on your own is extremely widespread as they are mainly available without a prescription.

Most common side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs include:

  • nausea, indigestion and diarrhea,
  • bleeding in the digestive tract, especially in patients with ulcer
  • heart problems, arrhythmias and an increased chance of heart attack,
  • impaired kidney function,
  • confusion
  • high blood pressure,
  • high levels of enzymes in the liver,
  • nosebleed,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • unexplained skin redness (erythema),
  • addiction

NATURAL WAYS FOR SCIATICA TREATMENT

Due to the risks mentioned above, people are becoming more aware that taking analgesic therapy should be under a doctors supervision.
On the other side, more physicians are prescribing the use of natural medicines (such as Acuraflex set) as the best sciatica treatment over-the-counter in a case when therapy without using analgesics and antirheumatics is possible.

It is advisable at the same time to combine both conventional drug therapy and natural medicines, that contain many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and herbs. Of course, together with consulting your doctor or pharmacist to avoid side effects.

Patients suffering from sciatica pain have shown that using quality and effective natural medicines can avoid unwanted side effects caused by drugs such as analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and at the same time relieve muscle pain and tension.

Lately, for the best sciatica treatment it is recommended to first try the natural medicines, over-the-counter, and if the pain is too severe, move on to conventional drug therapy in combination with natural remedies.

Vitamins

When treating sciatica, vitamins are equally necessary as the painkillers or relievers. Vitamins B6 and B1 help deliver medicine components to damaged tissues. Vitamins C and E contribute to eliminating harmful substances and reducing the degree of damage to nerve structures and restoring limb motility. Sciatica natural medicines (such as Acuraflex capsules and creams) are a rich source of vitamins, antioxidants and medicinal herbs.

Best home remedies for sciatica pain

BEST SCIATICA TREATMENT OVER-THE-COUNTER in 2020.

On the market currently, there are different creams, ointments and gels for sciatica treatment that are acting locally to the painful areas. They are available without a prescription and therefore most used as self-medicate. Concerning the natural medicines in the form of capsule and tablet for sciatica, other than Acuraflex capsules from Nutrilago®, we have not found them. Quality natural remedies are those that can be purchased at pharmacies, specialized stores and online at the same time.

Sciatic nerve inflammation or sciatica is causing very intense pain that can disable the patient while doing everyday activities. So far, using only natural creams or natural capsules from different manufacturers has not been effective enough to relieve such a level of pain. Even ibuprofen based creams would stop reacting after a certain amount of time.

Nutrilago®, a well-known natural medicine manufacturer, was the first to approach sciatica treatment in a whole new, natural way, and introduced the ACURAFLEX® set. Acuraflex Therapy Set includes both external and internal effects and is currently considered the most modern approach when treating sciatica. They note that when treating sciatica it is important to use cream and capsules at the same time because they complement each other and thus multiply their effect, that is, their effect becomes much stronger.

1.Nutrilago® ACURAFLEX capsules and cream set

The price for Acuraflex set is 42,00 £.
ACURAFLEX® set consist of:
1 x Acuraflex cream (100 ml)1 x Acuraflex capsules (bottle contain 60 capsules for 1-month therapy).

Nutrilago® ACURAFLEX CAPSULES *****

  • Your first choice in sciatica treatment
  • For optimum results, it is best to use the Acuraflex® set (capsules and cream) at the same time.
  • Nutrilago® ACURAFLEX® is very effective with other health problems and issues such as sore joints, arthritis, sore muscles, stiffness…
  • Proven effective and safe product, if used according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Have no negative side effects
  • Consist of 11 active plant extracts which makes it a leader on the market
  • When treating sciatica, ACURAFLEX set provides an advanced approach
  • 60 capsules are sufficient for a month’s treatment (2 capsules per day).
  • The effects are exponentially increased with longer use
  • Available for sale at ACURAFLEX® official website acuraflex.co.uk
  • Can be easily purchased without a prescription
  • The price for 1 package of 60 capsules (11 active ingredients) is 27,00 £.

ACURAFLEX® CAPSULE INGREDIENTS

  1. Curcuma longa extract, 95% Curcumin
  2. Boswellia serrata extract, AKBA
  3. Piper nigrum extract, Piperine
  4. Chondroitin
  5. Glucosamine
  6. Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic)
  7. Vitamin D (D3-Cholecalciferol)
  8. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  9. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  10. Magnesium
  11. Calcium

Nutrilago® ACURAFLEX CREAM *****

  • Acting very powerfull
  • Your first choice in sciatica treatment
  • For optimum results, it is best to use the Acuraflex® set (capsules and cream) at the same time.
  • Nutrilago® ACURAFLEX® is very effective with other health problems and issues such as sore joints, arthritis, sore muscles, stiffness…
  • Proven effective and safe product, if used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Consist of 13 active plant extracts which makes it a leader on the market
  • When treating sciatica, ACURAFLEX set provides an advanced approach
  • The modern airless package guarantees durability and quality.
  • Comes in a large and practical packaging of 100 ml
  • It is most effective when used simultaneously with Acuraflex capsules
  • Available for sale at ACURAFLEX® official website acuraflex.co.uk
  • Can be easily purchased without a prescription
  • The package contains 100 ml.
  • The price for 1 packaging of 100 ml (13 active ingredients) is 22,50 £.

ACURAFLEX® CREAM INGREDIENTS

  • Curcuma Longa root oil
  • Zingiber officinale root oil
  • Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil
  • Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice
  • Capsicum Frutescens fruit extract
  • Menthol
  • Camphor
  • Gaultheria procumbens leaf oil
  • Brassica campestris seed oil
  • Acacia catechu gum
  • Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis oil
  • Simmondsia Chinensis seed oil

Vitamin E (Tocopherol)

 

2. Deep Relief

Deep Relief

  • Deep Relief is a pain relief gel applied directly to the skin.
  • It is used to relieve rheumatic pain (in muscles, tendons, joints or bones), cramps and muscular aches, pains and swellings such as strains, sprains and sports injuries, less severe arthritic pain (joint pain).
  • Since this is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID), read carefully the warnings and precautions.
  • Contact your doctor or pharmacist before applying Deep Relief gel:

– if you have ever had allergy symptoms such as skin rash or itching caused by medication or cosmetics
– if you have kidney problems (now or in the past)
– if you have a gastric ulcer (now or in the past)
– if you are 6 months pregnant or if you think you may be pregnant
– if you have problems conceiving or treating infertility.

Possible side effects

  • Unexplained heavy breathing
  • Shortened breath
  • Skin spots or rashes
  • Itching, redness or bruises on the skin
  • Face swelling
  • Available for purchase in pharmacies
  • No prescription required for purchase.
  • Package Quantity: 50 g and 100g.
  • Price for 100 g pack: currently unavailable

DEEP RELIEF GEL COMPOSITION

Ibuprofen
Levomentol

3. Voltarol Emulgel

 

  • Volteren Emulgel

Voltarol emulgel is a gel used for short-term treatment: muscle and joint injuries (eg sprains, abrasions, bruises, back pain, sports injuries), tendon inflammation, mild forms of knee and finger arthritis.

It is used exclusively for short-term treatment (2-3 weeks maximum).Since this is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID), read carefully the warnings and precautions.

Do not apply Voltarol emulgel on wounds and open injuries or on the skin with rash or eczema.
Stop using the medicine if a rash appears on the skin after applying. Avoid applying the gel to large areas of the skin or for extended periods of time, unless advised by your doctor.

Voltarol emulgel is for external use only. Do not use it in the mouth. Do not swallow it. May not come in contact with the eyes. If this happens, rinse your eyes well with clean water. If the discomfort persists, see your doctor or pharmacist.
You can use Voltarol emulgel under corsets or bandages that are often used in injuries such as sprains, but do not use it under impervious (plastic) bandages.
In patients with asthma in the history of the disease, diclofenac as well as other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause bronchospasm (bronchial clamping).

Possible side effects:

  • Skin rash with bumps, hives
  • Whistling (when breathing, in the lungs), shortness of breath or feeling chest pressure (asthma)
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat
  • Skin rash, itching, redness or burning sensation on the skin
  • The skin may be more sensitive to the sun (photosensitive reactions). Possible signs are sunburn with itching, swelling and blistering.
  • Available for purchase in pharmacies
  • No prescription required for purchase.
  • Package Quantity: 50ml and 100ml.
  • Price for 100 ml pack: not currently available
    VOLTAROL EMULGEL COMPOSITION:Diethylammonium