Sciatica is a medical term for the condition in which a person suffers from pain in lower back going down to legs. Patient normally feels a constant pain in only one side of the buttock and legs. The pain sometimes intensifies by sitting and it very hard to sit for a long time. Sciatica is wide spreading and some researchers have estimated it will affect up to 43% of the World’s population at some point.
Women are more susceptible to Sciatica because it is caused by irritation of the roots of the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine that often occur in pregnancy. Other causes of Sciatica include
- Degenerative disc disease (breakdown of discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae)
- Spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another one)
- Muscle spasm in the back or buttocks
Common Symptoms of Sciatica include
- Hip pain and lower back pain
- Burning or tingling down the leg
- Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
- A constant pain on one side of the rear
- A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up
Prophetic Treatment For Sciatica
Arabia is a dry continent with very few millimeters of rain annually. At the time of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W., many shepherds and nomads complained of Sciatica as they worked and moved in very dry conditions.
In Sciatica it is difficult for a person to sit, so Our Prophet S.A.W. allowed such a person to drink water standing.
“Let no man drink standing, excepting he who suffering from Sciatica”.
[Stated in the Tibb-ul-Nabbi of Mahmud Bin Mohamed al-Chaghhyani]
Following are the home remedies for Sciatica pain relief and treatment inspired from the holy Guidance of our beloved Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.
1. Sciatica Treatment at home with Tail Fat
It is reported by Hazrat Anas Ibn Malek that Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. said
“The cure of sciatica is in the fat tail of a desert sheep molten and split into three parts. Each part is to be taken on an empty stomach for three following days”. Ibn E Majah
Heat the raw fat to get it in molten form. Heating is essential as it kills all bacteria and harmful insects. Cool it down and consume it in molten form on empty stomach early in the morning for consecutive three days. This method is scientifically proven as the desert sheep’s fat are enriched in Omega3 which reduces inflammation and considered as one of the best treatment for Sciatica.
It must be taken on an empty stomach, so that no other lipids compete with the lipids of the tail for absorption in the digestive tract at the vesicles and pancreas level, in addition to the cellular level where the enzymes acting at the membrane convert those lipids of the omega 3 group to the beneficial type 3 prostaglandin that reduce the inflammations and the pain caused by Sciatica.
Hazrat Anas Further Reported
“The Prophet S.A.W. recommended this to more than Three Hundred people and all were cured.”
2. Drink lots of water and consume fats
Drink lots of water and consume fats. Dryness of joints causes severe pain in body movements. Patient must quit all such types of foods and beverages that are a cause of dryness joints.
Traditions say that a certain Jew was complaining of Sciatica pain, so he gave up camel’s milk and camel meat. He made them forbidden for himself and for his children and soon got cured.
[As Suyutis Medicine of the Prophet S.A.W. by Jalal ud Din Abdul Rehman As Suyuti Page 144]