Say Goodbye to Sciatica Nerve Pain in 5 Minutes

Discover how to get to the root of sciatica pain and take your recovery to the next level.


Videos on Sciatica:

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0:00 Introduction: How to relieve sciatica pain
0:45 Sciatica explained
2:18 Benefits of copper for inflammation and pain
4:30 Copper deficiency and sciatic pain
6:28 Copper deficiency causes
10:12 Natural remedies for sciatica pain
10:47 Foods rich in copper
11:10 Copper supplements
12:24 Make sure you can always find unfiltered health information by signing up for my newsletter!
12:46 Learn more about the best stretches for sciatica!

Let’s talk about how to fix sciatica pain. Sciatica is a problem with the sciatic nerve, which is the longest and largest nerve in the body. 90% of sciatica cases involve the discs in your spine.

Copper is used topically in many types of natural therapies for inflammation and pain. It’s also used for myeloneuropathy, which can lead to various nerve problems. In many cases, myeloneuropathy is caused by a copper deficiency.

Copper is very low-risk, non-toxic, and relatively inexpensive—it’s something many people can try.

One of the enzymes that greatly impacts sciatica is the same enzyme that uses copper as an essential cofactor for building collagen. 75% of the outer part of the discs in your spine are made out of collagen. Copper is also used in enzymes involving your nerves and is essential for many other bodily functions.

Top causes of copper deficiency:
• A lack of copper in the diet
• Intense physical exercise (especially at higher altitudes)
• Taking a lot of zinc, iron, potassium, or niacin without also taking copper
• Consuming enriched flour products
• Consuming fluoride from tap water
• Taking high amounts of ascorbic acid
• Excessive sweating
• Sun tanning too often
• Stress, high levels of DHEA, or high levels of cortisol
• Consuming distilled water
• Gastric bypass surgery
• Consuming too much sugar, coffee, alcohol, or aspartame

A genetic problem with copper absorption can also lead to a deficiency in copper.

A copper brace that wraps around the buttocks where the sciatic nerve is or other topical copper remedies may be beneficial for sciatic nerve pain. But ensuring you’re getting enough copper from your diet is also essential.

Foods high in copper include:
1. Liver
2. Oysters
3. Shellfish
4. Dark chocolate (sugar-free)
5. Cashews
6. Meat

You may also want to consider taking a copper supplement. Remember that if you have a genetic issue related to copper, you may need to take copper supplements in higher amounts.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of the best natural ways to get rid of sciatica pain. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @Avengedsevenfoldrocks on November 2, 2023 at 11:19 am

    I had sciatica real bad and almost considered a minimally invasive (lol) surgery.
    Then I heard about yoga and the “half pigeon” pose helped a lot, but like was mentioned it keeps coming back.
    A lot of great info to work on here today Dr Berg; thank you so much

    • @user-qe3xo6sq7e on November 2, 2023 at 11:26 am

      It comes back how often?

    • @Avengedsevenfoldrocks on November 2, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @@user-qe3xo6sq7e that was with the yoga.
      I guess you just got to keep doing it

    • @hermanharper4594 on November 2, 2023 at 6:02 pm

      With in hours

    • @joefw2446 on November 3, 2023 at 4:19 pm

      Yes!.. had sciatica for years. Hamstring stretches kind of helped… Pigeon stretch instantly solved my sciatica 90%. Like flipping a switch. I almost could not believe it. So I continued the pigeon stretch once a day for a year… I then found the bridge stretch and it seems to work as good or better. I do it 3 or 4 times a week with hamstring stretches too. Only takes a few minutes. Give it a try.

  2. @AlphaMikeFoxtrot5150 on November 2, 2023 at 11:23 am

    This is one of my last major issues… I’ve been watching and implementing Dr. Berg’s advice/research for nearly 2 years. I’ve been fasting, cut sugar/ultra processed foods, daily cold therapy, only nasal breath, eat organic… Unfortunately, I can’t drive for more than 2 hours without Sciatic pain. Thanks for the information!

    • @kaylanmichelle_ on November 2, 2023 at 6:51 pm

      Get a sleeping boot

    • @user-gy3xo5ok8j on November 2, 2023 at 8:05 pm

      My husband is the same!

    • @AlphaMikeFoxtrot5150 on November 2, 2023 at 11:57 pm

      @@kaylanmichelle_ Thanks, I will try it.

    • @Pathfinder8303 on November 3, 2023 at 3:40 pm

      I have had extensive sciatica pain and I am only 40. I got rid of the pain to a huge extent by doing the McKenzie extension or the Yoga ‘Bhujangasana’ pose. Do this exercise very regularly to strengthen your lower back

    • @AlphaMikeFoxtrot5150 on November 3, 2023 at 5:59 pm

      @Pathfinder8303  Appreciate the information, stay well.

  3. @zippitydoodah5693 on November 2, 2023 at 11:59 am

    Timely information . . . . it’s like you have your finger on the pulse of many of your viewers and understand what they need to hear. You and your Team do a wonderful job. Thank you to you all.

    • @melissavalentine9771 on November 2, 2023 at 7:21 pm


  4. @jackbenimble4067 on November 2, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    Thank you Dr Berg, I learned a lot from this video! People without sciatica need to watch this to learn the physiology involved and keep their body tuned. Thanks again for all your research and imparting your experience to us.

  5. @iot577 on November 2, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    I had sciatica when pregnant with my first child. It disappeared after he was born. It was incredibly painful. Thank you Dr. Berg.

    • @Drberg on November 2, 2023 at 3:47 pm

      Sorry to hear what happened. Thank you for sharing your experience here.

    • @iot577 on November 2, 2023 at 4:07 pm

      @DrEricBergDC  I wonder if it was due to a copper deficiency or just due to a physiological issue, i.e the way the baby was lying. I’m baffled. It did not occur during my other two pregnancies.

    • @bunnybae9365 on November 3, 2023 at 4:33 am

      ​@@iot577i had it with 1 of my pregnancies, everytime i got an ultrasound i was always told the baby was always laying/leaning to that side that my nerve hurt, and always kicking/punching lol, after a csection i was up after 10 minutes pain free, so yup it was my baby

    • @letsallbefriends379 on November 3, 2023 at 6:15 am

      @@DrEricBergDC Sir can u talk about Brachialgia plz it would be really helpful.

    • @CaraJay7 on November 9, 2023 at 7:34 pm

      I am currently pregnant and experiencing the Exact problem, hopefully it goes away after I give birth as well. That’s great it disappeared for you. 🙏🏾

  6. @ElleR_ on November 2, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    Thank you so much, Dr. Berg. Your videos always seem to come right on time. I am a recent recipient of horrible sciatic pain and low mobility. Now I’m just trying to figure out how to navigate life. I also have plantar fasciitis and heel spurs in the same leg along with an arthritic knee from a 20-year old car accident. I just recently started wearing magnetic anklets, and i can already see a difference with less swelling and better movement in my leg. Still too stiff for some stretches, but i am definitely going to try out the copper bracelets. Thank you! ❤

    • @Veronica-qq8uc on November 10, 2023 at 7:56 pm

      I hope you find relief from the pain and better health. I have had painful plantar fasciitis 2 times. The first time lasted 4 months and years later the second time I got it, I knew the healing benefits of fasting so I tried fasting. For 5 days I did a water fast and on day 3 the pain was gone! Amazing and very cost effective! I have done this another time after a car accident and as a result had chronic joint pain. I was taking (useless) painkillers for weeks, then remembered (!) fasting healing and again, pain gone on day 3 of a 5 day fast. Our bodies are miraculous but just need the time/rest from food to heal. Blessings to you.

  7. @marielove9118 on November 2, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    Good afternoon Dr Berg I was fighting cancer and now I’m cancer free and I learn a lot from your show and thank you continue doing what 💪🏽

    • @MekaHall1078 on November 11, 2023 at 6:24 am

      Congratulations on winning your battle with cancer, and may continue too God Bless You! 🙏🙏🙏

    • @samiamuzzammil5471 on November 11, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    • @nimoali601 on November 12, 2023 at 4:48 am

      Woow well done for fighting back God bless you with long life and happiness ❤

    • @smc300 on November 12, 2023 at 10:49 am

      God bless you!

    • @jeffreyscottfishman on November 14, 2023 at 11:13 pm

      May I ask what you did to fight the cancer?

  8. @amorelle on November 2, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    Literally getting over a bout of Sciatica…had it since I was a child but have avoided it more in my adult life. This makes sense and is eye opening. Going to dig up my copper bracelet right now and top up on my copper diet. Thank you Dr. Berg.

    • @browneduni28 on November 13, 2023 at 9:31 pm

      How have you managed the pain since childhood?

  9. @moviesrecaphere on November 2, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    Hey eric, Ayurveda reader and self practioner here. Just a quick thing, in our Indian families copper has been placed as one of the vital things and was used in multiple ways, however to make sure one does not get copper deficiency, our ancestors made copper utensils and stored water in them overnight. Bracelets might be one of the short term fixes, but the utensil stays forever, I even have one in my home passed on from my grandfather. Keep in mind to not place dairy products in copper, it can cause severe digestive issues on the long term. Thx for the reminder for copper, and I hope my comment helps 😊.

    • @luciaochoa7354 on November 6, 2023 at 4:07 am

      Thank you for sharing!!

    • @joyal77 on November 7, 2023 at 1:37 pm

      Interesting. Im in Brazil will try to find a copper pitcher for water. Thank you

    • @khush1894 on November 8, 2023 at 12:52 pm

      hey i had a copper glass but after some days it turned greenish at the bottom on inside. any explanation?

    • @twobornot2b on November 8, 2023 at 8:14 pm

      ​@@khush1894it may be copper sulphate deposits due to acidic water

    • @khush1894 on November 8, 2023 at 8:24 pm

      @@twobornot2b so like what to do. is the tap water that bad? or is the glass low quality.

  10. @Oasis_Sifnos on November 2, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    Something that concerns me is the possibility of imbalance between Zinc – iron – Magnesium and Copper supplements. Is there a golden rule for copper intake, in order not to be deficient to these other metals? Thank you, Doctor Berg, for the very interesting information you always provide.

    • @danikadani6218 on November 6, 2023 at 4:02 pm

      Take copper at least 3 hours before or after the rest,especially zinc

    • @dema493 on November 8, 2023 at 5:34 am

      I think Jarrow makes a Zinc & Copper balance supplement on Amazon.

  11. @slimdusty6328 on November 2, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    Very interesting Doctor Berg. Ive been experiencing this type of pain recently. And ive previously had a back operation too, some years back, on those lower disc, due to disc bulging bad. It’s been 80% good. But been giving me pain early in the morning recently. And also, i get numbness in fingers on the right hand. And weakness in the arm as well

  12. @winningvictory on November 3, 2023 at 12:08 am

    Mega thanks to you
    Dr. Berg for this helpful, invaluable, and educating information regarding the Sciatica flare ups and causes!
    I uses to drive for long periods of time, with my wallet in my back pockets; and I did not realize that was causing my terrible Sciatica flare ups!
    The stretching and using Eucalyptus patches has helped so much!
    Dr. Berg is humanitarian awesome!

  13. @user-ih7qr5oe3p on November 3, 2023 at 3:28 am

    I need this today! Thank you Dr Berg I’ve been having severe pain the last couple of days. This is the worse pain I’ve ever had with sciatica. I can’t thank you enough. Going to try all these.

  14. @layaqui29 on November 3, 2023 at 4:53 am

    This video came at the perfect time. I was just telling my husband my siatica hurts so much. I blame it on the cold weather!! I’m so happy and thankful for you Dr. Berg!

  15. @hdoglesby on November 4, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    It’s like you read my mind. This past week as been the worst discomfort and pain my sciatica has ever given me (from moving into a new home). Being 51 and not having health insurance I need to be able to take care of myself. Your channel and a few others have allowed me to maximize my quality of life. Thank you

    • @donofon1014 on November 16, 2023 at 7:53 am

      “Being 51 and not having health insurance I need to take care of myself”. You have no idea how sad that sounds to a Canadian. Of course take care of yourself after having medical attention. Americans deserve universal healthcare. You pay for Israel’s military budget so that they can have universal healthcare. You pay fees to have military bases in countries that have universal health care. How do you vote ?

    • @RB-er6gu on November 20, 2023 at 11:08 pm

      ​@donofon1014 Sadly they keep voting Republican and wonder why they have no medical insurance and help for the VA 🤨

    • @freyakitten243 on November 27, 2023 at 10:14 pm

      ​@@RB-er6guwell we have had a democrat as President for 10 of the last 14 years, so not so much

    • @RB-er6gu on November 27, 2023 at 10:21 pm

      ​@freyakitten243 It’s because Republicans keep voting against the bills sent to the senate! Where it dies it starts with local state government

    • @joec2632 on December 19, 2023 at 12:22 am

      You should volunteer to help keep dems in charge. Republicans will do everything possible to cut Healthcare and social security. How long can people vote republican (against their own best interest) before they wake up!

  16. @MacroMonetary on November 9, 2023 at 10:24 pm

    This is exactly what I have right now and it’s very painful, my dad also gets it every year. Thanks Dr Berg!

    • @Drberg on November 9, 2023 at 10:29 pm

      Hope it helps!

    • @maureennewman905 on November 21, 2023 at 8:26 pm

      This is the second time I’ve had it , only on both sides this time .I had acupuncture after suffering for three months, it was marvellous.I have at the moment undergone more acupuncture, but now started copper tablets to go with zinc , Tumeric and Boswellia.along with stretching of coarse it is getting better but if I sit to long or walk to long it gets painful 🤞

    • @leyla793 on January 4, 2024 at 10:08 pm

      I have the same . Im taking fenaxon tablets and doreta 75​@@maureennewman905

  17. @SnglDadof4 on November 10, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    Dr. Berg is da’ man! I’ve been struggling with Sciatica pain ever since my 2 tours of duty in iraq in 2004 and 2008! FOB Anaconda, Baghdad, Kirkuk. A simple reason and explanation of copper supplements helped alleviate this debilitating condition in a matter of days. Thank you Dr. Berg!

    You’re a miracle worker!

  18. @NPPREMA on November 14, 2023 at 2:55 am

    Thank you for this very informative video on the role of copper in the human physiology Dr Berg. You’re videos are super educative and well researched. If I may add some info; in Bharat (India) , it is a very common practice to store drinking water in copper pots or flasks or drink water out of copper glasses. And the copper bracelets that you mentioned are also worn by many. It is highly recommended as per Ayurveda. However, doctors trained in allopathy or western medicine often caution against excessive use of copper vessels as it may lead to Wilson’s disease.
    Now , is this concern founded? How much Cu per day is safe ? How do we gauge that ? Thanks

  19. @sleepingbeauty223 on November 22, 2023 at 4:42 am

    I’m pregnant and my sciatica nerve pain is keeping me from doing a lot of things at the moment. EVERYTHING you said in this video made so much sense. It’s incredible the way you are able to connect so many dots. So grateful for your videos and knowledge ❤️

  20. @andreeatudor7088 on December 3, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Wow! Thank you Dr. Berg! I had this medical issue for the last 33 years or so – and I didn’t know what it was. I had an Ex-ray done and I was told I had Artritis in my lower back but nothing more about it so until now I didn’t even know what it was until I watched your video. Thank you once again!
    Take care and all the best to you!👍🫶👍

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