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Ginger for sciatic nerve pain and inflammation

alexhurtingaalexhurting Posts: 1,991
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:01 AM in Chronic Pain
Ok many of you might have been brought in to read this post thinking
Ginger from Gilligans island is the topic and we all know she is hot,

Marianne was not bad herself, But all that aside!

Who has used ginger for nerve pain sciatica type pain?

I been doing everything to avoid my scs implant coming up by always push and stretch to see if there is some way to beat this pain and stiffness without having another surgery such as the scs,

There is not a day where i dont try to stretch and excercise when i am able, I have done all i can the last 8 years after 3 failed back surgery to beat this,

Few days ago i stretched the left leg and hip muscle to the point nerve got agrivated where nothing could stop it for the last 3 days,

Fanrynal patch wont help and along with norco i could still barely stand the sciaric nerve pain shooting down my leg,

I find some info about ginger they say helps inflammation and sciatic pain so i reach in the cabinet and find we have the powder ginger so i go for it,

Put some in my cofee, Not the best cofee i have had but pain wont let up so i dont care how cofee taste, Few hours later i finaly realise pain is leting up a litle finaly,

I am thinking how is this posible, I mean i know its no cure but how is it posible meds could not calm the nerve down alone and ginger helped,

I always tried anything natural remedy that i could for meds never done the job, But this ginger now has me realy confused,

Not confused as not to keep using it of course for i dont care so much of why and how it helps, I will take any releif i can get,

But i am very curious who else has used this here or is using it?
Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
2012 scs implant ,


  • LizLiz Posts: 8,964
    I have been adding ginger to a daily yoghurt for about 2 yrs now, I also sprinkle Cinnamon on an orange and we cook almost daily using tumeric, ginger, and cinnamon I have found I have less flare ups now, and when I do get them they don't seem to last as long. I cannot take any anti-inflammatory medication so this is the best substitute

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Hi,
    I use ginger also.. and cinnamon and tumeric too!
    I juice.. apples, ginger root, carrots and something green... celery, spinich, parsley... the best juice!!
    I also put cinnamon in oatmeal, on bananas and in smoothies..
    I use tumeric for any cooking I can get away with.
    I also drink lemon and ginger tea... or make that tea with soaking some ginger root and cuts of lemon in water and heat on stove.. let it sit for a bit.. and it's delicious!!some honey helps too!
    I am not a fan of chemicals, pills... so I have been trying to make natural pain/anit-inflamitory part of my daily life... and I have found it does help.:)
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  • Also... add ginger to stir fry dinners! The ginger root.. not the powder... it's amazing!!!
  • Hmm interesting, I am just suprised it actualy helps as much as it did in such a short time, Its obvious to me then i have a lot of inflammation of the nerve,

    But then i guess that a no brainer if nerve is damaged why would it not be inflamed,

    Thanks all, Going to see if gf can find it in the store other then powder,
    Dont taste too good in cofee so probably tea and ginger and lemon with other stuff you guys mentioned sounds good,

    I will see if it actualy can keep the inflammation away after a week or so of using it,
    I have 3 small jars of powder i am using up even if i have to put it in a pipe and smoke it, git-ir-done
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • I got to try that. Thanks you all

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  • Hey there.
    I'm trying to help ya, but it didnt work.
    To see if ginger helps i laid down and sprinkled some ginger on my hip, but when i stood up, it all fell off.
    I'll go to store later, and see if they sell ginger in a spray.
    Will let ya know if it helps any.

    Otherwise you enjoying the traffic from Silver Cross opening on Sunday.?

    Best of luck to ya with your inplant if you do get it done.
  • not sure if you were joking or serious.. so had to post ... ginger will only help if you eat/drink it. In food.. in juice, tea. not topically.. not a spray.
    It's great for a few things... inflammation, helps promote healthy heart and helps circulation problems.. and it's good!!

  • I have been using grated ginger root every morning with lemon to make a tea for a couple of years.

    I also use it in cooking often, and also use turmeric and cinamon whenever I think of it.
    I will get back to using them frequently again too.

    I haven't noticed a quick relief of pain like you have Alex, but do think that it has helped me over the years. At least I feel like I am doing whatever I can!

    Keep feeling better.

  • Yep, I've been looking at the anti-inflammatory based 'diet' but really focused on what foods have that quality.

    Garlic, Tumeric, Ginger, and there are other foods too.

    I just started buying Ginger root and making terriyaki/Ginger/honey chicken is a great yummy way to get ginger.
  • Hey jim. Silver cross hospital opened already the 26 th. I drove by it today and real nice, I actualy took a walk through it last week when it was still being worked on,

    Some lady i think she might be the administrator swiped her card and let me in the main area and walked me through it,
    So trafic yes has increased for sure now!
    Turns out her dad is being treated by my pain dr also and she says he is the best,
    So hoping she is correct,

    Lol. I hope you was joking about puting ginger on your back, You have to eat it not rub it on lol,

    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
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