Homeopathy Treatment for sciatica

Sciatica is irritation of the sciatic nerve and is not a disease, it is a symptom in itself. Medically, the colloquial term sciatica is rarely used. Doctors often speak of sciatica.

Homeopathic remedies have proven effective in relieving pain. 

Which homeopathic remedies help?

Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for sciatica that best suits your situation.

Rhus toxicodendron

tearing pain with feeling as if one had sprained oneself. Caused by excessive demands or damp and cold weather. Continued exercise improves symptoms after initial aggravation. Heat and massage alleviate the discomfort.


tearing, shooting pains that radiate down the legs and are further aggravated by touch. Patient feels the need to pull the leg towards him. Triggers are often anger and anger as well as cold. Better from heat and lying on affected side.


lancinating, cutting pains extending into the foot. Numbness, tingling and pins and needles in the legs often associated with cramps in the calves or feet.


For sciatica, where the pain radiates from the lower back to the legs and feet.

Spiraea ulmaria

Pain on right side extending to right foot. Violent aggravation when climbing stairs, especially in the afternoon.

Metallic Tungsten

Lower back pain that spreads down the right hip and into the right leg. The pain is worse from touch, lying on the painful side, coughing, laughing, and sneezing. Walking relieves the pain.

Ammonium chloratum

Lower back pain when sitting. The pain gets better when standing and disappears completely when lying down.

Causes of sciatica

The reasons for the pain can be:

  • Damage to the intervertebral disc (the slipped disc presses on the roots of the sciatic nerve)
  • inflammation
  • a surgery
  • an accident
  • a broken bone
  • diseases of the spine
  • infectious diseases

Symptoms of sciatic nerve irritation

  • Pain radiating from the lower back down the buttocks and leg.
  • This pain can radiate to the outer edge of the foot.
  • In most cases, only one side of the body is affected by the pain, which manifests itself as burning and dull, throbbing.

Further tips and information on treatment

You can prevent a sciatica problem by

  • lots of exercise
  • back-friendly behavior and
  • strengthening exercises for the back.

If, despite all preventive measures, symptoms still occur, it is essential to see a doctor. He will initiate the appropriate therapy.


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