Nerve pain in leg caused by irritation or compression, or both, is termed as sciatica. Sciatica pain starts from lower back, radiates to buttock and extends down the leg.
Symptoms range from intermittent to severely irritating to debilitating. The symptoms depend upon the roots involved, i.e. L4, L5, S1, S2, and S3. Sometimes more than one root may be involved.
Usually, sciatica affects one leg at a time, but occasionally, the condition may affect both legs simultaneously or alternately.
If a symptom persists for more than 8 weeks, the condition is termed as chronic.
Neuralgic pains are well-treated by homeopathic and treatment of sciatica too responds well. Homeopathic remedy is selected on basis of individualization and also peculiar symptoms of affected part. Underlying cause is also taken into consideration. The condition usually gets cured in acute problems and the chronic ones have last lasting relief. Homeopathic treatment along with physiotherapy and certain precautions, give best relief to the patient and thus surgical intervention may be avoided.