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Devil's Claw for Sciatica

Feb 11, 2015 11:00 AM

I have sciatic nerve pain due to either L4-L5 or L5-S1 (or both) nerves being pinched by a bulging/protruding disc. I recently read that the herbal supplement devil's claw works as an anti-inflammatory, so I was curious if anyone has used it to help with sciatic nerve pain, or any other nerve-related pain? If so, what dosage do you take and how frequently? Does it help on-demand, or does it seem like you need to take it regularly to have it built-up in your system?

Feb 11, 2015 1:45 PM

I took it for a few weeks for back ache and I felt it worked however suddenly it seemed to stop working I don't know why :( you do have to take it regularly and not miss a dose.

Feb 11, 2015 4:38 PM

It interacts with other drugs and supplements so I would recommend doing research.

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