The sciatica nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the body which branches from the lower back to down the legs through the hips. Inflammation and irritation that occurred to this sciatic nerve are called sciatica. It causes moderate to severe pain that radiates down to the leg and can occur on one side or both sides of the body. Usually occurs on one side of the body. Sciatica occurs due to the compression of the sciatic nerve in the lower spine.
Based on symptoms and their duration, sciatica is 4 types. They are:
Acute Sciatica: 4 to 8 weeks onset sciatic nerve pain. It can be self-managed with or without medication.
Chronic Sciatica: the sciatic nerve pain that lasts for more than 8 weeks. It can’t be self-managed and depending upon the cause, its treatment can be surgical or nonsurgical.
Alternating Sciatica: It is a rare form of sciatica that occurs due to problems in the sacroiliac joint, where sciatic nerve pain occurs in both the legs alternatively.
Bilateral Sciatica: In this type, sciatic nerve pain occurs in both legs together. It is also a rare type of sciatica that occurs due to problems in vertebrae
Sciatica is not a condition itself; it is a symptom of another problem involving the sciatic nerve. Major causes of sciatica are:
● Lumbar herniated disc
● Lumbar spinal stenosis
● Compression of tissues in the lumbar spine
● Physical inactivity and prolonged sitting
● Pain in the lower back, buttock, and down the leg
● Numbness and weakness in the lower back, buttock, and leg
● Pain in the leg worsens with movement
● Shooting pain down the legs, toes, or feet
● Loss of bowel control and bladder control
Homeopathy Treatment is best advised for the Sciatica problem because sciatica is triggered due to underlying health conditions like lumbar herniated disc and lumbar spinal stenosis and other conditions, Homeopathy treatment first focuses on eradicating these root causes without causing any side effects.
At Drmorlawars, our expert homeopathy doctors prescribe the most suitable Constitutional Homeopathy Treatment for sciatica based on careful analysis of specific causes of the symptoms, other health conditions, genetics, and lifestyle of the patient. This Constitutional Homeopathy Treatment helps to get relief from symptoms of sciatica and strengthen the spine to avoid the further degeneration of it.
The duration of sciatica pain depends on several factors, as it can be acute or chronic. Acute sciatica can last from several days to weeks whereas chronic sciatica can last for more than 3 months.
There is a chance for sciatica to be a hereditary problem but mostly it can occur to anyone regardless of family’s health history of sciatica.
Both Heat and cold packs are quite effective in treating sciatica. First, apply an ice pack then apply a heat pack to relieve sciatica pain.
Prolonged bad posture, poor muscle tone, excess weight, and other health conditions are some of the common causes of sciatica.
The patient needs some rest but too much bed rest and physical inactivity can worsen the condition or slow down the healing process. Before start performing any exercises, you need to consult your health care provider who can suggest you best suitable exercises for you.