Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem. It is not a medical condition on its own.
Causes--Sciatica occurs when there is pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in the lower back and runs down the back of each leg. This nerve controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg. It also provides sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg, and the sole of the foot.
Common causes of sciatica include:-- Slipped disc, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome- a pain disorder involving the narrow muscles in the buttocks, pelvic injury or fracture, tumors
Symptoms--Sciatica pain can vary widely. It may feel like a mild tingling, dull ache, or burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is severe enough to make a person unable to move.. The pain most often occurs on one side. Some people have sharp pain in one part of the leg or hip and numbness in other parts. The pain or numbness may also be felt on the back of the calf or on the sole of the foot. The affected leg may feel weak. Sometimes, your foot gets caught on the ground when walking.The pain often starts slowly. It may get worse:-After standing or sitting, At night, When sneezing, coughing, or laughing, When bending backward or walking more than a few yards, especially if caused by spinal stenosi
TOP HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES
Homeopathy as a natural system of medicine offers distinct advantages to the people who suffer from sciatica. The biggest advantage that homoeopathy offers is that it is able to treat the pain very effectively and is able to rectify the compression or irritation on the sciatic nerve.
COLOCYNTHIS 200—Colocynthis stands the first remedy of choice for sciatic pain.It can work wonders in treating sciatica. It is mostly suited in treating righted sciatica pain. Dull pain shoots down the hip to the feet through the thighs. Pain is relieved by heat and hard pressure but worse on movement
GNAPHALIUM 30—Numbness associated with pain. Sciatic pain , worse by rest. Its peculiar symptom is that , the pain is worse by pressure , motion, heat, cold wet weather and from 6 am to 4pm
RHUS TOX 200—Rhus tox is indicated when the patient feels pain while beginning to move and is relieved by walking. Pain worse right side , cold weather and at night. Sciatica brought about by an exposure to moist weather
MAG PHOS – 1M—Right sided sciatica, better by warmth. Pain comes and goes rapidly
MACROTINUM 2X- A good remedy for sciatic pains. It should be tried first , when no definite remedy can be chosen