The term “sciatica” usually means that the sciatic nerve, which goes from the lower back through the buttocks and into the leg, is believed to be the trigger of the pain in this condition.
Sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the human body.
It goes from each side of the lower spine through deep in the buttock into the back of the thigh and right down to the foot.
It provides a vital role in linking the spinal cord with the leg and foot muscles.

Homeopathic remedies can be effective in healing and also treatment.
In fact, a Homeopathic examination, if considered in time, could prevent surgical intervention in cases of sciatica.
In homeopathy all is related with the symptoms.
Once the symptoms are handled, not only provides the relief and in several cases an effective treatment.
So it is very important to provide all your symptoms information to your homeopath including those that you find irrelevant.

Some of the Homeopathic remedies used in sciatica pains.

Colocynthis

Used when the sciatica is left-sided
The pain is better from warmth
The pain is relieved by pressure.

Gnaphalium

Has been used mostly in ailments of the sciatic nerve.
Used when Numbness alternating with the pain are presented in the individual suffering from sciatica.
Frequent pains in calves and feet.
Pain in joints as if they lacked oil.

Cotyledon

Used when numb aching in muscular and fibrous tissue are presented.
Aching in back and thighs.
Aching in all joints.
Skin sensitive, rubbing of trousers causes an acute sting.
Legs and arms feel heavy and sore.

Viscum album

Used when pains change in the knee and ankle with shoulder and elbow.
Tearing, shooting pains in both thighs and upper extremities.
A spark rises from the feet to the head; seems to be on fire.
Regular pains from sacrum into pelvis,
Worse when in bed, with pains into thighs and upper extremities.
General tremor, as if all muscles were in state of fibrillary contraction.
Dropsy of extremities.
Sensation of a spider crawling over back of hand and foot.
Compressing pain in feet.
Gets worse with the cold, stormy weather and when lying on the left side.

Rhus toxicodendron

Used when some of these symptoms are presented.
Hot, painful swelling of joints.
Pains tearing in tendons, ligaments and fascim.
Rheumatic pains spread over a significant surface at nape of neck, loins, and extremities
Pains are relieved when the individual is in motion.
It gets worse, with cold, damp weather, at night.
Numbness and formication, after overwork and exposure.
Tenderness about knee-joint.
Tingling in feet.

Lycopodium

Used when some of these symptoms are presented.
Numbness, also drawing and tearing in limbs, especially while at rest or at night.
Profuse sweat of the feet.
Painful callosities on soles; toes and fingers contracted.
Sciatica is worse in the right side.
Cannot lie on painful side.
Hands and feet numb.
Right foot hot, left cold.
Cramps in calves and toes at night in bed.
The Limbs go to sleep.
Twitching and jerking.

These remedies are some of the ones used to alleviate the symptoms caused by the sciatica, if prescribed correctly, tending in consideration to all the symptoms the individual suffers, not just the sciatica symptoms, it may permanently cure the problem.