Homeopathic Therapeutics For Sciatica

What is Sciatica?

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.

Homeopathic Therapeutics For Sciatica

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.

Homeopathy for Sciatica

Homeopathic Therapeutics for Sciatica

Ars: Cold damp cellars aggravate or bring on complaints of Sciatica.

Gnaph: Intense pain along the sciatic nerve with a feeling of numbness.

Iris: Sciatica, sudden shooting, causing lameness, feels as if was wrenched. Pain extending to popliteal space, better from violent motion.

Lach: Sciatica, left-sided, pain as from a hot iron, worse after sleep.

Phyt: Sciatica, pain involves the right leg especially the outer side of the thigh, < damp weather.

Sep: Sciatica with lancinating stitches, must get out of bed for relief. Pain worse from rising, better from slow walking. Sciatica, better during pregnancy.

Tell: Pain in sacrum, passing into right thigh down the sciatic nerve, worse when pressing at stool, coughing, laughing, also when lying on the affected side.

Rubrics and few remedies for Sciatica


right: Coloc, Graph, Rhus tox, Dios, Lach, Lyc, Phyt

left: Am-m, Cimic, Elat, Eup-pur, Iris, Kali-bi, Kali-c, lach, Phos, Tell, Thuj

flexing leg, amel: Puls

nose, blowing agg: Graph

riding cars, agg: Coc-c

rising from a seat, on: Lyss, Nat-s, Rhus-t, Chel

sneezing, agg: Ferr

standing, agg: Lach

stool, pressing at: Plat

stretching leg, amel: Cupr, Dulc, Ferr, Hep

walk, must: Ars, Sep, Sulph

walking, amel: Ars

yawning, agg: Zinc

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