Sciatica refers to pain that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve travels from the lower back through the hips and buttocks and down each leg. Sciatica most often occurs when a herniated disk or an overgrowth of bone puts pressure on part of the nerve.

Sciatica Symptoms

  • Moderate to severe pain in the lower back, buttock, and down your leg.

  • Numbness or weakness in your lower back, buttock, leg, or feet.

  • Sciatica pain that worsens with movement; loss of movement.

  • “Pins and needles” feeling in your legs, toes, or feet.

  • Loss of bowel and bladder control (due to cauda equina).

Sciatica causes

  • Aging: The main cause is aging, but the way aging affects your spine can lead to other changes and problems (Lumbar Spondylosis). This means that the disease is progressive and irreversible.

  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a progressive (ongoing) condition that causes the cartilage in your joints to degenerate.

  • Bone spurs: When cartilage in the joints of the vertebrae in your spine starts to degenerate and bone tissue rubs directly against other bone tissue, abnormal bone growths develop along the edges of vertebrae.

  • Injury: If you’ve had an injury to your neck (during a fall or car accident, for example), this can accelerate the aging process.

  • Cauda equina syndrome is a rare but serious condition that affects the bundle of nerves at the end of the spinal cord called the cauda equina.

  • Tumors in the lumbar spinal canal compress the sciatic nerve.

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Homeopathy treatment for sciatica

  • Homeopathy can further halt the progress of the disease –prevent the aging or degeneration of bones.

  • Can improve your quality of life by giving you relief from pain, and swelling and improve your range of motion.

  • Prevent the spine-compression of osteophytes – Can avoid surgery !!

  • Homeopathy can also help in severe pains due to compression, stiffness, and loss of mobility.

  • The pains are relieved within a short period of treatment by the specified homeopathic medicines.

Complications of sciatica

Although most people recover fully from sciatica, often without treatment, sciatica can potentially cause permanent nerve damage. Seek immediate medical attention if you have:

Loss of feeling in the affected leg

  • Weakness in the affected leg

  • Loss of bowel or bladder function

Duration of treatment

Many patients experience symptomatic relief in cervical spondylitis in the initial four to six weeks. The total duration of treatment depends on various factors like:

  • The extent and progress of the disease: Intensity of inflammation, degeneration, and compression.

  • The duration of suffering.

  • Occupation and lifestyle of the patient.

  • The general health of the patient.

  • Any other underlying medical condition.