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How to Use Homeopathic Treatments for Sciatica

written by: MandaSpring • edited by: lrohner • updated: 2/7/2009

Sciatica is a painful back, hip and leg problem that can sometime feel debilitating. If you are looking for a cheap and effective way for sciatica treatment there are homeopathic remedies that can help heal the condition.

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    Sciatica Overview

    Sciatica is a condition that gets its name from the sciatic nerve. When this nerve is damaged, pinched or otherwise irritated the pain can be enormous. Not only is the lower back affected by sciatica but also the buttocks and down into the legs. Physical actions such as sneezing or coughing can send sharp shooting pains through the low back and down into the legs along with certain activities like bending or lifting.

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    Forms of Sciatica

    The general symptoms of sciatica are pain and stabbing sensations that radiate from one point to another in the above specified regions. However, there are many different levels and kinds of pain just as there are various forms of sciatica.

    Aging Individuals: The aging or elderly might experience this form of sciatica as their bodies become brittle and movement becomes limited. They are winding down so naturally they do not do exercises that would keep the spine strong and healthy. Thus, it becomes fragile and weak.

    A Compressed Nerve: The squeezed or compressed nerves can be a result of heavy lifting, extreme physical activity, or they might be due to a slipped or herniated disc. The pressure from the disc would be the culprit in this instance.

    A Damaged Vertebra: A vertebra can get damaged or even collapse if the person is not doing enough muscle strengthening exercises. Exercise is vital to support the spine. When muscles become weakened or function poorly they can no longer support the spine and vertebrae can collapse.

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    Homeopathic Treatment Options for Sciatica: Affordable and Effective

    Homeopathic treatment options for sciatica revolve around the type of pain involved. Different methods can be employed in order to combat the seriousness of the sciatica. Below are a few of the most common homeopathic remedies. The affordability of the remedies below is suitable for almost every budget. Here’s a money saving tip: buying online is one of the best ways to find discounts.

    • Ammonium Muriaticum is primarily used for pain that is present when the sufferer is sitting down but which is relieved by light walking or laying flat.

    • Arsenicum can be utilized when the pain from sciatic is intermittent. The pain is usually broken into severe to moderate sensational bursts. Cold will make it worse while warmth relieves it.

    • Chamomilla generally is used when the pain of sciatica is severe. When the pain seems unbearable and includes cramping, muscle spasms, hot sweats and restless legs this homeopathic remedy can ease the symptoms.

    • Rhus Toxicodendron typically relieves the burning or the feeling of ‘tearing’ of the muscles. The muscles and ligaments are intensely affected. Another indication that this homeopathic remedy should be used is the presence of sharp pain followed by a bruising feeling and might affect the knee area greatly.

    Sciatica sufferers can find great relief from homeopathic remedies. Online sources can provide more than just those listed here. These particular remedies are those that are common among various homeopathic sites that indicate the aforementioned as the most effective.

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