Sciatica

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.

  

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own.




Common causes of sciatica include:
•Slipped disk
•Pelvic injury or fracture
•Tumors



Types of sciatica:-

There are two types of sciatica:
•Acute sciatica, which lasts up to six weeks
•Chronic sciatica, which lasts longer than six weeks.



Symptoms:-
Sciatica pain can vary widely. It may feel like a mild tingling, dull ache, or a burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is severe enough to make a person unable to move.
The pain most often occurs on one side. Some people have sharp pain in one part of the leg or hip and numbness in other parts. The pain or numbness may also be felt on the back of the calf or on the sole of the foot. The affected leg may feel weak.

The pain often starts slowly. Sciatica pain may get worse:
•After standing or sitting
•At night
•When sneezing, coughing, or laughing
•When bending backwards or walking more than a few yards, especially if caused by spinal stenosis



Signs:-
•Weakness of knee bending or foot movement
•Difficulty bending the foot inward or down
•Abnormal or weak reflexes
•Pain when lifting the leg straight up off the examining table



Investigation:-
•Blood tests
•X-rays
•MRIs or other imaging tests



Homoeopathic Treatment:-
Homeopathy is the only form of treatment that has shown an overwhelming positive response in treating sciatica. Constitutionally prescribed homeopathic remedies can effectively and permanently reduce pain and other symptoms of sciatica.


Homeopathy as a natural system of medicine offers distinct advantages to the people who suffer from sciatica.
 The biggest advantage that homoeopathy offers is that it is able to treat the pain very effectively and is able to rectify the compression or irritation on the sciatic nerve. The medicine cures sciatica completely and also prevent from recurrence.