Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve is compressed, resulting in pain along the nerve’s pathway. Homeopathic treatment for sciatica depends on the location and duration of the pain, as well as on the emotional distress it causes.
When sitting aggravates symptoms, which include contracted hamstrings and leg spasms, take Ammonium muriaticum. Melancholia is often coupled with the urge to cry. Open air provides relief, but symptoms worsen at night, especially between 2 and 4 a.m.
Shooting pain and numbness along the entire leg indicates Colocynthis. Pressure, heat and gentle movement relieves symptoms like irritability and embarrassment, which are exacerbated by cold, wet weather.
Rhus toxicodendron is suggested when tearing pain mingles with calf cramps and numbness. Restlessness, anxiety and hopelessness are the primary emotional indications. Heat and continued movement can help, and the initial movement after rest is difficult.
Rapid, twitching leg spasms, along with stiffness and paralysis, indicate Nux. Constipation is common. Heat and pressure are helpful; symptoms are worse with cold. Lying on the affected side can help.
It is always advisable to consult a professional homeopathic practitioner before beginning treatment. Typically, an hourly dosage of 6C is initially recommended; if symptoms persist, additional doses may be taken, but do not exceed 10 doses daily.