Homeopathic Medicine for Sciatica
Pain along the sciatic nerve, usually at the back of the thighs and legs.
COLOCYNTH 30, 200
Colo. is the most important remedy in sciatica.
Sharp, shooting pains in sacral region.
Stitching cutting pains from hip to knee or lightening like pain from sacrum to heel, numbness feeling after the pain.
The pains are usually worse at night and worse from any motion.
Pains appear suddenly and leave suddenly.
Pains better by pressure, rest and external warmth, worse by touch or motions. Particularly the right side is involved. There are stitches during walking, but Colo can be used left sided sciatica with above mentioned symptoms.
GNAPHALIUM 6, 30
It is quite similar to colocynth.
It is indicated when intense.
Pains run along the sciatic nerve and alternate with numbness. Intense dull, darting, cutting or burning pain along the sciatic nerve extends to heel.
Pain worse lying down, from motion, walking, stepping and better sitting in chair.
Pains more on right side.
RHUS TOX. 30, 200
Sciatica arising from cold, wet weather or from lifting, wrenching and over-exertion.
Stinging, burning, tearing pain, with stiffness of the limb. Pain worse during rest and when beginning to move, relieved only for a short time by continual motion.
ARSENIC ALBUM 6, 30
Ars. is also a very good remedy in sciatica when pains are burning-tearing, worse towards mid-night.
Pains increase by vigorous motions and relieved by gentle motion, worse from cold and relieved momentarily by warmth.
Great restlessness, obliging the patient to move the limb often in order to get relief, but pains are increased by vigorous motions.
BRYONIA 30, 200
Bryo. is useful in sciatica caused by rheumatism.
Pains worse from least motion and relieved by lying on painful side.
BELLADONNA 30, 200
Stitches in hip joints. Sciatic-nerve is extremely sensitive to touch, even to the clothing, to stepping of other persons in the room.
Pains relieved by letting the limb hang down, warmth and when in an erect posture.
Pains come suddenly and also after some time leave suddenly.
Pains are especially severe at night.
KALI IODATUM 6, 30
Pain worse at night and from lying on the affected side better from motion. (opp. Bryo.)
MAGNESIA PHOS. 200
The pains of Mag. Phos. are like, shooting, lightening, boring, but cramping pain is the most characteristic.
Pains at times wandering.
Better by warmth, pressure and worse by light touch.
AMMONIUM MURIATICUM 6, 30
It is useful in sciatica when pains are worse while sitting, somewhat relieved while walking and entirely relieved when lying down.
Drawing pain in the left hip, as if the tendons were too short.
Legs feel contracted.
ARNICA 30, 200
Sciatica due to over-exertion.
Hips feel sprained.
Acute pains followed by a sensation, as if bruised.
RUTA 30, 200
Shooting pains down the back, down the sciatic nerve on first moving or on rising after sitting.
The patient is obliged to walk about constantly during the paroxysms.
Worse in damp or cold weather or from cold application.
PHYTOLACCA 6, 30
Neuralgic pains on the outer side of thigh.
Pressing, shooting, drawing pain.
Pain fly like electric shocks.
Worse damp weather.
Left sided sciatica.
Drawing pain from the hip to knee.
Drawing, tearing, excruciating pains, worse at night and from least motion.
CALC. CARB 6, 30
Sciatic pains caused by working in water.
Pains worse from limb hanging down and better from elevating knees.
CIMICIFUGA 6, 30
Pin in lumbar region, sacrum, extending in the whole leg.
Pain worse by motion and better from rest.
ARGENTUM NITRICUM 6, 30
Drawing, cramp like pains from hip down to knee.
During pain sensation of expansion of the limb.
FERRUM METALLICUM 6, 30
Violent pain in hip joint.
Pain worse evening till mid-night.
Has to get out of bed and walk about.
Can hardly put his feet on the ground, but while walking the pain somewhat relieved.
KALI BICHROMICUM 6, 30
Sciatica of left leg.
Pain in hip, extending to knee.
Pain worse from standing, sitting or lying in bed.
Pain better by walking and flexing the leg.
Worse in hot weather.
Left sided sciatica, with sensitiveness of the spinal column.
Pains radiating from sacrum to the right sciatic nerve.
Pain worse from pressing at stool, coughing, laughing, by lying on affected side.