Sciatica is a common clinical condition affecting more than 10 million people per year. The classical symptom is its radiating pain along the path of the sciatic nerve , from the lower back through the hips, buttocks, back of the thigh and down the calf region of a leg. It typically affects one leg.
Causes of Sciatica
The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disk, narrowing of the spine or bone spur on the spine. This irritates the sciatic nerve causing inflammation, pain, and numbness in the affected limb.
Pain which radiates from lower spine to buttock, down the back of thigh and leg. The pain can range from mild discomfort to sharp excruciating pain like an electric shock . Sciatica pain can increase during a cough or sneeze, sitting for a long time. There is associated tingling, numbness in the affected leg.
Homeopathy for Sciatica
The selection depends on the PQRS of sciatica symptoms with respect to side affected, sensation, aggravation and amelioration modalities and concomitants if any.