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What are different homeopathic remedies for Sciatica? – Part 1

• Sciatica refers to pain which starts in the hip and buttocks and extends down the leg.
• This is often accompanied by low back pain.
• The term “sciatica” indicates the sciatic nerve.
• True sciatica occurs when a herniated lumbar disc compresses one of the contributing roots of the sciatic nerve.

Symptoms of Sciatica

• The pain is usually worse with both prolonged sitting and standing.
• Pain is made worse by standing from a low sitting position.
• Pain is made worse by sneezing, coughing, laughing.
• Pain worsens with hard bowel movement.
• Bending backward makes the pain worse.
• Weakness in your leg or foot, along with the pain.

Causes for Sciatica

• Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes),
• Thyroid disease,
• Metabolism imbalances,
• Constipation,
• Nutrient deficiencies,
• Infection,
• Inflammation pressing on the nerve,
• Gout,
• Alcohol abuse
• Direct trauma
• Stress

Homeopathic Remedies for Sciatica

1. Colocynth. [Coloc]
This remedy is indicated to a person with the following symptoms:
• corresponding to the worst cases
• pains in the sciatic nerve
• extending the knee or to the heel
• worse from any motion
• especially aggravated by cold
• pain is paroxysmal
• followed by numbness and partial paralysis
• a sensation as if the thigh were bound with iron bands
• sensation as though screwed in a vise
• the muscles are fearfully tense and fixed
• fixation particularly in the right side
• there are stitches during walking
• spasms and violent pains
• sense of constriction around the hip
• pains may come suddenly and leave suddenly
• pains may be sticking and burning
• all are worse from cold or damp and at night
• patient can find no easy position for the limb

2. Gnaphalium. [Gnaph]
This remedy is indicated to a person with the following symptoms:
• intense neuralgic pains along the nerve
• numbness along the nerve
• whole trunk and the main branches seem affected
• worse when lying down
• worse from motion
• worse from stepping
• better while sitting in a chair
• pains extend to the toes
• terebinth has exquisite sensitiveness
• sensitiveness of the lower extremities
• painfulness along the tract of the nerve
• drawing, tearing, paralytic pains

3. Rhus toxicodendron. [Rhus-t]
This remedy is indicated to a person with the following symptoms:
• sciatic with muscular and ligamentous involvement
• pains are tearing and burning
• gets worse during rest
• alleviated a short time only during motion
• lameness
• a disposition to muscular twitching
• bowels are constipated
• rheumatic sciatica
• the fibrous sheath of the nerve being involved
• combination of lumbago and sciatica
• sciatica arising from over-exposure to wet
• from lifting, wrenching and over-exertion
• great relief from warmth
• acute pains are followed by a sensation as if bruised
• shooting pains down the back,
• pain down the sciatic nerve on first moving or on rising after sitting
• patient is obliged to walk about constantly
• especially during the paroxysms of pain
• pains are felt most in the region of the knee
• it is worse during damp or cold weather
• gets worse from cold applications

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