Modern life has become fast and competitive, which is generating lot of stress that further enhances risk of developing many diseases. “Sciatica” is one among them.

“Sciatica” is a severe nerve pain caused by compression and irritation of sciatica nerve. The sciatica nerve is the largest nerve in the body, which, passes through l4-l5 vertebrae to the lower limbs. This pain may be towards left or right or both sides.

CAUSES:

Sciatica commonly occurs as a result of

  • Lumbar disc hernia ion or disc bulge.
  • Enlargement or mis alignment of lumbar vertebrae.
  • Inflammation and tumors of sciatica nerve.
  • Degenerative arthritis.
  • Other causes of sciatica are irritation of the nerve from adjacent bone, muscles bleeding internally infections, injuries etc.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Sciatica is felt in the buttocks and radiating to posterior aspects of high to the border of foot.
  • Sciatica often associated with back pain, hip pain, and leg pain.
  • Numbness and burning sensation felt along sciatica nerve.
  • Weakness of calf muscle and foot drop is observed in serve cases.
  • Limitation of movement on affected side of leg due to reflex muscle spasm can be seemed.
  • Sciatica pain is aggravated by walking, bending relieved by lying down.

  DIAGNOSIS:

  • Physical examination, SLR test
  • X-ray, CT SCAN .MRI, Electromyography

MANAGEMENT:

Absolute    Rest on firm    mattress.

Homeopathic treatment:

Homeopathic medicines have better remedies to treat sciatica permanently a long with its complications. The most constitutional medicine under supervision of experienced Homeopathic doctor will give permanent result for this problem.