SCIATICA is a medical condition in which pain going down the leg from the low back , Along the sciatic nerve pathway associated with weakness and numbness of the affected leg.
- SPINAL DISC HERNIATION pressing on one of the lumbar or sacral nerve roots is the most frequent Cause of sciatica ,it occurs during heavy lifting.
- SPINAL STENOSIS is a condition in which the spinal canal ,the space the spinal cord runs throughNarrow and compress the spinal cord ,this narrowing because of bony spurs ,spondylolisthesis,Inflammation or herniated disc.
- PERIFORMIS SYNDROME it contributes up to 8% of low back or buttock pain,the sciatic nerve runs through the periformis muscle ,when the muscle shortens or spasms due to trauma or over use,this Cause compression of sciatic nerve. PERIFORMIS SYNDROME has colloquially been referred to as
“WALLET SCIATICA” since wallet carried in a rear hip pocket compress the buttock muscle and sciatic Nerve ,when it bearer sits down.
Sciatica may occur during latger stages of pregnancy as a result of the weight of the fetfus pressing
On the sciatic nerve during sitting or during leg spasm.
Sciatica can also be caused by tumor impinging on the spinal cord or the nerve root .
Trauma to the spine , such as from a car accident or hard fall on to the heel or buttock leads to SCIATICA.
1.AMMONIUM MUR:Chronic backache extends to heel,difficulty in straightening the knee withlimping gait.
2.BELLIS PER:Indicated in case of tail bone injury,nerve pain during pregnancy.
3.CAL.FLUOR:Degenerative changes after trauma to spine
4.CICUTA:Sciatica after serious trauma and muscle spasm.
5.COLOCYNTH:Left sided sciatica, >from pressure and warmth.
6.CHAMOMILLA:Sharp and tearing pains radiating to buttocks and heel with numbness.
7.PHYTOLACCA :Shooting pain towards the thigh and legs with unbearable stiffness of lumbar vertebrae.
8.RHUSTOX:Sciatica after lifting heavy weights and over exertion.