It can be defined as the neuralgia along the course of the sciatic nerve.
Its seat is in the sciatic nerve, though not always in its entire length.
Most frequently we find the pain extending from the nates down the posterior part of the thigh to the bend of the knee, down along the leg to the external ankle, heel and external portion of the foot.
Sometimes the pain is felt only in the sole of the foot, and seldom in the dorsum of the foot and toes.
The pain generally commences mildly and gradually grows worse; sometimes only during the day. Slight touch aggravates or provokes the pain, while hard pressure sometimes gives relief.
With some the pain is ameliorated by moving about constantly, while others cannot bear the slightest motion, so that coughing, sneezing, pressing at stool are almost killing operations to them.
Sometimes the pain is attended with a cold sensation in the affected extremity, followed by heat.
In other cases we find reflex symptoms of the motor nerves, manifesting themselves as cramps in the calves of the legs and in the soles of the feet.
It has even been observed that during violent paroxysms the heel was drawn up towards the buttock of the affected limb.
Lumbago and sciatic pain mainly occur due to pressure in the roots.
Sometimes it may occur without the signs of root pressure due to minor disc injury.
Most commonly it occurs due to herniation of lumbar disc.
Colocynthis: Colocynthis is indicated in sciatica especially left sided. There is crampy pain in the hip, as though screwed in a vice. Pain is of shooting type, like lightning shocks extending down the whole limb. Pain down both hips and thighs and also sometimes from hip to back of knee. It is a drawing cramping, tearing pain better from heavy pressure, lying on affected side and heat. Left sided neuralgia with tearing shooting pains and swelling of face. Contraction of muscles causing limbs to be drawn together.
Gnaphalium: Gnaphalium is a chief remedy for sciatica with pain and numbness of the part affected. Intense pain along the sciatic nerve. Numbness alternates with pain. It is also useful in chronic muscular rheumatism of the back and neck. Chronic backache with numbness of the lower part of back and weight in pelvis. Frequent pains in calves and feet. Better by drawing limbs up, flexing the thigh on abdomen.
Chamomilla: Violent drawing, tearing pain with numb feeling in affected parts. Worse in bed at night and by motion.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum: Left sided sciatica with shooting pains. Gnawing in hip bone and legs are tired.
Hypericum: Excruciating pain due to injury to nerve.
Rxhomeo COMBO # 35: A homeopathic combination pack with two single remedies Colocynthis and Gnaphalium for relief of sciatica pain.
|COLOCYNTHIS 30C - 400 Pellets (4dm)||1015252||8907460152527|
|GNAPHALIUM POLYCEPHALUM 30C - 400 Pellets (4dm)||1020852||8907460208521|
|CHAMOMILLA 30C - 400 Pellets (4dm)||1012352||8907460123527|
|EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM 30C - 400 Pellets (4dm)||1018252||8907460182524|
|HYPERICUM PERFORATUM 30C - 400 Pellets (4dm)||1022952||8907460229526|
|Rxhomeo COMBO # 35 - Sciatica||1248500||8907460779007|
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