Homeopathic treatment

Before starting any sort of treatment, it is necessary for both the patient and the doctor to understand the cause of sciatica.

Sciatica is not a disease but a symptom of the sciatic nerve being irritated or being compressed by any mass or overgrowth along its course. The pain of sciatica is seen in people due to numerous reasons. So, a physician has to work on the main causative factor.

As the pain of sciatica becomes unbearable, it becomes the first priority for the homeopath to provide relief to the patient from this unbearable pain.

Most of the sufferers rely on allopathic analgesics for pain relief but painkillers never cure the problem; and moreover land the sufferer in further health problems which includes serious side effects including damage to stomach, liver and kidneys.

Homeopathy has a vast repertory of sciatica medicines but which remedy will work in which case of sciatica depends upon a lot of factors which is the domain of an experienced homeopath.

For example, if the patient is suffering from pain, when he begins to move and gets relief when he is walking, Rhus toxicodendron is the preferred remedy. Similarly, in cases where there is right sided severe sciatic pain, Colocynth is used.

Symptoms such as pain in the limbs, numbness, pain with least movement, inability to walk are specifically seen improving with homeopathic treatment; minimal chance of recurrence is an additional benefit.

The remedies not only help in fighting the cause of the problem but also make the person’s body strong enough to prevent further recurrences. They work deep down at the constitutional level and protect the body from damages.

Homoeopathy helps in treating the acute cases where the remedies are prescribed on the basis of the pain, factors related to the modalities of the pain and so on. In treating chronic pain of sciatica the constitutional medicine is given in addition to acute remedies.

So it is the sole duty of the doctor to understand the patient’s need and the area where he or she requires more help and provide them with the appropriate remedy. As every individual is different, the remedy so selected, turns out to be unique and different for every person. It is up to a skilled homeopath how he evaluates the multitude of factors and symptoms in determination of the most effective remedy while addressing the underlying disorder of the patient.

Homeopathy offers a distinct approach to the individual who suffers from sciatica. Whatever is the cause of sciatica, remedies help to alleviate the pain and other symptoms related to sciatica like numbness, stiffness and weakness of the affected part.

The most common cause of sciatica is compression of nerve due to slipped intervertebral disc; here also homeopathy is able to treat the pain very effectively and rectifies the compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve.

Homeopathy has the power to release compression off the nerve and soothe it to work normally. The remedies are well designed to deal with any kind of nerve pain without the help of pain killers.

Homeopathy is the only mode of treatment that has shown overwhelming positive response in treating sciatica. In my opinion it should be the first treatment option as there are specific remedies that can be prescribed.

With homeopathic treatment there is:

  • No need to take harmful drugs
  • No need to endure painful physiotherapy

To sum up, homeopathic treatment in a case of sciatica is:

  • Fast and effective
  • Safe and simple
  • Totally natural; completely free from side effects

Homeopathy has 192 remedies for treating sciatica pain. This is a big number; it is because it treats symptoms based on individuality of the patient. There are different remedies for different patients depending upon their behaviors, attitudes, mental state, sleeping patterns, lifestyles and of course, the symptoms of the disease. Every patient puts his own stamp on the disease so the remedies which would cure them have to be different.

It is nearly impossible to list all the remedies for sciatica as each remedy carries a rider which explains the kind of patients that it is most suitable for. It is recommended to consult a professional doctor for prescription who would analyze your symptoms and then apply the best suited remedies.

Hence, every individual suffering from sciatica must consider homeopathy as first choice to deal with sciatica without any side effects.

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What is sciatica

In sciatica there is pain in one or both the buttocks; the pain usually extending down the leg and may reach upto the feet.

The pain occurs due to compression of the sciatic nerve (the longest peripheral nerve) which runs down from the buttocks to the entire length of the legs.

The pain may affect a part of the sciatic nerve or the entire length.

What is sciatica
Disc prolapse


  • Compression of the sciatic nerve i.e. pressure on the sciatic nerve due to:
    • Slipped intervertebral disc.
    • Sleeping on very soft mattress.
    • Poor posture.
    • Muscular strain.
    • Obesity i.e. being over-weight.
    • Prenancy with the fetus in the uterus pressing on the sciatic nerve.
    • Wearing high heels.
  • Inflammation of the sciatic nerve due to osteoarthritis.


  • The pain may affect the entire length of the sciatic nerve or a particular part of the nerve.
  • The pain may radiate down the buttock to the thigh and down the leg and sometimes going to the foot.
  • Usually one side is affected but the pain may alternate from side to side or both the sides may also be affected.
  • Sometimes, the pain is associated with numbness and weakness of the affected part.
  • The character of pain may be severe, mild, burning, stitching, shooting, piercing, continuous, intermittent and so on. In homeopathy there are different remedies for different types of pain.

Lab investigations

  • A doctor confirms the diagnosis of sciatica by doing straight-leg-raising test in which the leg is raised to a 45 degrees angle.
  • X-ray.
  • MRI.
  • CT scan.

Consult a doctor if

  • Pain is very severe and debilitating.
  • Along with pain there is weakness of the leg or foot. It usually indicates that there is some more serious neurological problem.

Chiropractic treatment

In this type of treatment the spine and surrounding soft tissues are manipulated to reduce the pressure on sciatic nerve.

Home remedies

Teas made from meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) or white willow (Salix alba) may relieve joint pains.

Muscular spasm can be made better by black cohosh (Cimicifuga reacemosa).

Osteopathy & sciatica

In osteopathic treatment for sciatica pressure on sciatic nerve is relieved by soft-tissue massage and positioning.

Home remedies

  • Alternate cold and hot fomentation can be tried for 30 minutes 2 to 3 times daily.
  • Heavy objects should be pushed rather than pulled.
  • Do not pick up anything heavier than 10 pounds.
  • The weight of the objects should be taken in your bent legs and arms and not in your back.
  • During an acute attack sleep with a pillow under the knees.


  • When sitting the height of the chair should be such that the feet are flat on the floor and not crossed. The knees should be a little higher than the hips.
  • The chair must have a firm back support and one should sit with the back straight against it.
  • For sleeping a firm mattress should be used. One must sleep on the back or side with knees bent. One must not sleep on the stomach.

*Dear Dr Rohit Jain, I have this sciatica pain for the last 10 yrs plus, seen doctors who prescribe meds. And seen chiropractor which helps a little; I can walk but sitting down and sleeping is very painful, especially in the night the inflammation is very severe, the pain goes all the way from my left buttocks to the bottom of my foot. Sometimes I have numbness in my left fingers too. I use hot and cold therapy.I do not like to take meds, since I already take blood pressure meds, diabetes and chlorestrol meds.

I am really interested in homeopathic treatment and enclosed are my information. Please help.

After 2 months of treatment:

Dear Dr Jain, thank you so much for the medications you had provided me, I'm 90% pain free, can sleep a lot better and move and sit more comfortably. I will not hesitate to give your info to family and friends.

- Ms. Sangeeta Bhardwaj

Tampa, FL, USA

*DISCLAIMER: There is no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary. None of the remedies mentioned including services, mentioned at, should be used without clearance from your physician or healthcare provider. We do not claim to cure any disease which is considered 'incurable' on the basis of scientific facts by modern medicine. We assure you of the best possible efforts for those who apply for online treatment. However, please note that we do not claim to cure each and every case, nor do we guarantee any magical cure. The website’s content is not a substitute for direct, personal, professional medical care and diagnosis.

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Hello Dr Rohit I have been suffering from leg pain on left leg stiffness some time feel numbness is it. pain increased when i walk or standing. it is from last 3 month. i am already taken homeopathy treatment but not re leaf. thanking you

Sayeed Uzzaman Khan
Jul 16, 2019 9:55 pm Reply

Please advice on pain when I sit or lie down around buttocks and upper back of thighs. Lower back achey as well. Buttocks burn. Chronic. Walking relieves. Thank you

Annabell Burns
Mar 19, 2019 5:32 am Reply

Hello Dr Rohit I have been suffering from leg pain on right leg stiffness some time feel numness is it cause cytica?

Wilson Dean
Jan 2, 2018 4:33 pm Reply

Dear doctor, i have sevier pain in my right leg for more than 7 years when i am walking or standing for more than 5 min ...i have to sit any where .....and after 10 min of sitting the pan relieves me ...when i am sitting or sleeping there is no pan .. please advise

Dec 23, 2017 1:23 pm Reply

I am 54yrs old.About three months back I developed a catch like at my back while lifting a box. But I ignored it as normal and continued with my day today activities for a month. However I started feeling pain in my right leg initially then started getting numbness n tingling. Since my right leg became week, I started taking alophathic medicine. In the mean time while getting down on a step I sprained my left leg n the pain was intense. Consulted orthopaedic surgeon, started medicine as per him. However, my numbness started increasing, so I got my MRI done and it showed disc bulge between lv4 n lv5 causing pressure on the root of sciatic nerve. Since I have family friend who is not a proper doctor but practice homeopathy, I consulted him. He gave me few drops daily and reduced my numbness greatly. I took, gnaphalium, mag phos, Ruta, rhus tax, broyania ledem all in 200potency except Rustax 1m. Also gave bio 19, n mp. NL 7, rheumatin . I have seen progress in the last two months since I started taking these medicines. But our friend has moved to abroad n not in contact. I am not sure how long I should take this. I still get burning pain sometimes, also pain in calfmuscle. Left side orthrities has improved. . Can you suggest me a course for full recovery. I am not having any other problems n not on any medication.

Mrs Shankar
Nov 27, 2017 5:10 pm Reply

Dear Sir, I am 78 yes old.I am facing acute pain in my right leg starting from buttock to feet and toes from last week.I understand it to be sciatic.Someone told Rhododendron 200 is goodl medicine for such pain.But I have not taken.Seeking your advice.Please advise homeopathic treatment. Rgds Arjun Prasad Dhambad, Jharkhand

Sri Arjun Prasad
May 28, 2017 10:18 pm Reply

Mere wife ko three month se pahale kamar mai durd hona suru hua.fir waha se pairro mai derd hona suru ho gaya hai.ab tho thori der tak khara ho jaye tho pairo mai durd suru ho jata hai.please koi upay bataye.

Irfan Ansari
Apr 22, 2017 10:28 pm Reply

Dear Dr. , I am having for last few days pain originating from my right hip going down the thigh and below right knee. I guess it may be scitiaca pain. When I walk , after about half a kilometrr with pain it reduces but does not subside. Can u kindly help. Thanks. Narendra Khare, Ahmedabad

Narendra Khare
Apr 10, 2017 8:08 am Reply

My son had slip disc and sciatica since 1 and half year. Now he got setting job so he started pain and tingling in behind of left leg. Can we take homeopathy medicine for cure this problem ?

Hemantt Kshirsagar
Apr 8, 2017 7:50 pm Reply

Sir i am having all the symptoms of sciatica on my left side since a month .please let me know the remedy

Apr 5, 2017 5:00 pm Reply

Hello Dr Jain , I have been diagnosed with L5 over S1 ,spondolisthesis,and sciatica in my left leg ,lot of uneasiness in the mornings when I get up , can't take weight on my left leg ,but becomes better after 10 minutes of getting up and when I start walking ,would be grateful if u suggest the medicine ,I'm 42 years.

Tina Thottam
Mar 10, 2017 10:55 am Reply

Pls suggest remedy for Sciatica pain in the right leg. Not able to walk,bend. I have taken lycopodium and rhus tox.

Mar 1, 2017 8:37 am Reply

Plz prescribe remedy for sciatica in left side

Feb 16, 2017 4:03 pm Reply

MRI Report MRI Reveals, Disc diffuse disc bulge with superadded central protusion causing significant canel stenosis and Compression of bilateral traversing nerve roots and indentation on left exiting nerve root L5-S1 and it compressing the nerve root. Neuro Surgeon asked for surgery.

Snehasis Choudhury
Jan 26, 2017 12:32 am Reply Please suggest best medicine Rashid Ali
Jun 13, 2017 10:24 pm

Allopathic Doctor says I have sciatica. I have pain in legs, itching and burning in any part of leg, pain in thighs and buttock. Please advise me the medicine in homoeopathic.

Devendra Kumar
Jan 25, 2017 4:25 pm Reply

Severe Sciatica pain in my left leg for last three relief by Ayurvedic medicines.So I need your help for the treatment by Homeopathic medicines.gbg

Sukhveer Sharma
Nov 4, 2016 8:41 pm Reply

Sir,i have been facing sciatic nerve pain on my right side from last 1year due to compression of nerve in my L4L5AndS1 vertebra.I have taken several allopathy and ayurvedic medicines but of no use.i get pain in my lower back radiating from thigh to full foot on the lower toe side has become numb..please suggest me remedy ..I shall be obliged.. Thanks

Oct 28, 2016 4:08 pm Reply

I am suffering from scitica pain in right leg. Plz give me the name of medicine for this deases .

B N Choubey
Oct 21, 2016 9:51 pm Reply

Hi There, I have herniated disc and sciatica problem from last 2 years. Looking for permanent cure. Please let me know if you have any medications for this. Thanks, Gopal.

Oct 20, 2016 12:20 am Reply

I am suffering from scitica pain in my left leg.I am unable to walk ,move ,bend my waist for last week.This problem also happend four year ago but in midtime it was normal.

Sanjay Kumar
Sep 27, 2016 10:23 pm Reply

Have chronic sciatica for many years but intermittent. Periods when I didn't feel it but it came back. Now on-going for about one year with no break. Doctor did straight-leg test & said I don't have slipped disk. No pain in morning at all, OK doing anything and walking. Starts when washing a few dishes at the sink, and always comes on late afternoon/evening. Then walking makes it worse. OK when lying down or on the floor resting. Burning, dragging type pain, feel it in right side lower back just where iliac crest rises, Then it crosses to hip (not so much in the buttock), deep inside thigh but not really back of thigh. Feel it in muscle next to shin bone very strongly. Tingling in foot and feeling like drops of ice cold water on foot. That isn't too unpleasant but weird. Strangely if I bend forward markedly while walking the pain is much less. Also get a dull 'clicking' in hip area but this also stops if I bend forward while walking. Fine when I am sleeping but sometimes it wakes me vaguely if I am lying on one side or the other. Not bad though. I would so like to ease this pain because it is every day and dragging my energy. It is hard to concentrate on anything else when the pain starts. Does anyone have any idea which homoeopathic remedy I need to buy? And at what potency? Grateful for all help offered.

Sep 4, 2016 4:07 am Reply

I am suffering from sciatica pain since last 4months I take home medicine ad well as aurvedic treatment Pl guide to us

Madhuri Bajpai
Aug 30, 2016 10:49 pm Reply

My sciatic pain is on the left - I started with groin pain but now have nerve pain in mid-buttock/hip and it's affecting my ability to walk. There is nerve pain on my lateral left thigh now as well.

Veronica Mcclure
Aug 30, 2016 10:05 pm Reply

i have a severe scatica pain in right leg

Sangeeta Sahay
Aug 29, 2016 8:37 am Reply

I am having severe problems from what I believe to be sciatica nerve pain. My left buttox, inner left thigh and left heel are numb daily. I have been in a constant state of pain for about 6 months. I have probably been operating under adrenaline because I am the primary caregiver for my Mom who had a stroke and I must keep going to help with her care currently. How can I speak to someone about getting help with homeopathy?

Lori Allen
Aug 29, 2016 3:14 am Reply

Suffering from sever sciatica pain in the left leg while standing or moving around. No problem while sitting or sleeping. Even can't stand for a minute. It is almost 7 weeks now since I got the prblm. Surgeons have advised surgery.

Syed Munawar Shah
Aug 26, 2016 10:43 pm Reply Not sure I put my email address in my initial inquiry. I started with a deep pain in my left groin. Now I have left-side sciatica in my buttock and also laterally along left thigh. I can't sleep on this side of my hip and I feel the sciatica as I try to walk for exercise. Veronica Mcclure
Aug 30, 2016 10:14 pm

I have a sciatic problem which start from right leg feet to buttok please suggest medic8ne

Aug 18, 2016 2:11 pm Reply

since last week i am having sciatic pain on the left hip right upto thr toes. my left & right sole get numb while walking . the pain while walking is acute.

Ravi Verma
Jul 10, 2016 9:16 pm Reply

Severe pain in right leg, starting from hip to right leg till toe. Have shocking like pain. As per MRI: Mild posterior disc bulge in L4-L5disc level causing bilateral mild neural foraminal compromises and minimal spinal canal stenosis. Broad based posterior and right lateral disc bulge in Ls-S1 disc level with protrusion of part of the disc to the right laterally and causing significant right neural foraminal compromise and impingement of nerves. There is mild spinal canal stenosis which is to the right side. Mild thecal sac indentation in C4-C5,C5-C6, and C6-C7 cervical disc levels.

Jun 14, 2016 10:07 am Reply

Thanks for the information which is more valuable than going to doctor for consulting

Rajeshwary Suku
Jun 2, 2016 1:55 pm Reply