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Sciatica Pain.

My Mom (age 63 yrs, with no health problems) is suffering from pain aagin after a gap of 10 months. I think it is a sciatica pain. I noted the following symptoms:-
>Sharp pain left hip and passing down leg to ankle
> uncomfortable while sleeping on left side
> Any pressure on left hip pains.
> worse from sitting/standing for longer period.
> wheen gone for a evening walk at initial it pain a lot after a while the pain vansihed and she was able to ehave a walk for more then 1 hrs with relax and no pain at all. once back home the pain again started.

Please let me know the remedy she needs to follow.

As of now no medicine is been taken just a balm apllication on the pain area (which infact is not working).

Please guide.
  Nikkie on 2011-07-04
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Colocynthis 200 in the Wet dose taken twice daily can help her.

Report her response in a week. If it does not help I shall prescribe another remedy.

How are you faring with your GERD today?
Joe De Livera last decade
Hello Joe,
Thanks for reply.
Sure i will start with Colocynthis 200 in wet dose twice daily ( Wet dose preperation will be the same as i prepare arnica wet dose ).

No problem related to GERD since my last update. Absoulity fine without any problem, still continuing with arnica wet dose two times. I am very much relaxed.

I will come up with moms Sciatica pain Update in weeks time.

Nikkie last decade
Since you have been taking Arnica twice daily for a few months you can consider reducing it to just one dose taken just before bed.

I have been taking it since 1996 nightly or more often depending on need and am convinced that I owe to it my present state of health at age 82.
Joe De Livera last decade
well if colocynthis fails i think kali bichcromicum 200 bd should be given a trial
dr shailendra last decade
To Shaliendra

Welcome to the ABC with your first post.

I presume that you are a qualified Homeopath which I am not, although I have read vastly on this Science in which I have been involved purely on an altruistic basis for the last 40+ years. I treat selected patients free of charge here in Sri Lanka where I live. We need people like you to help the many thousands of patients who visit this Forum which was one of the first to be established in the early days of this century and received over 10000 hits daily.

If you are interested in my therapy which has been derisively referred to by some classical homeopaths as 'Joepathy' you are invited to insert this word into Google and perhaps follow up by inserting my name Joe De Livera also into Google to read some of the many cases I have helped in the many Homeopathic Forums that I visit daily to keep me occupied at my advanced age of 82.

Thank you for suggesting Kali Bich 200 which I have not prescribed for Sciatica up to now. I intended to prescribe Gnaphalium 30c in the Wet dose if the Colocynthis 200 did not help as I have observed that it seems to work by relaxing the body in some mysterious manner which is even referred to by Boericke in his MM notes copied below:

Extremities.--Contraction of muscles. All the limbs are drawn together. Pain in right deltoid (Guaco). Cramp-like pain in hip; lies on affected side; pain from hip to knee. Spontaneous luxation of the hip-joints. Stiffness of joints and shortening of tendons. Sciatic pain, left side, drawing, tearing; better, pressure and heat; worse, gentle touch. Contraction of the muscles. Pain down right thigh; muscles and tendons feel too short; numbness with pains (Gnaphal). Pain in left knee joint.

Extremities.--Cramps in calves of legs and feet when in bed. Rheumatic pain in ankle joints and legs. Intense pain along the sciatic nerve; numbness alternates with pain. Frequent pains in calves and feet. Gouty pains in big toes. Better, drawing limbs up, flexing thigh on abdomen. Gouty concretions (Ammon benz). Anterior crural neuralgia (Staph). Pain in joints as if they lacked oil. Chronic muscular rheumatism of back and neck.

kali bich
Extremities.--Pains fly rapidly from one place to another (Kali sulph; Puls). Wandering pains, along the bones; worse cold. Left-sided sciatica; better, motion. Bones feel sore and bruised. Very weak. Tearing pains in tibia; syphilitic rheumatism (Mez). Pain, swelling and stiffness and crackling of all joints. Soreness of heels when walking. Tendo Achilles swollen and painful. Pains in small spots (Oxalic ac).
Joe De Livera last decade
Hello Joe,

Wet dose of colocynthis is in continuation as adviced two times a day. two days back ,pain was at its minimum. But today in the morning it started again and it is some what severe. It was also noted that pain agravtes more after having bath in the morning and if there is any activity pretaining to kitchen work the pain starts to rise. Though two days back it was very much in control( pain was there but not to the extent what it is today).

Patient asked to restrict from straneous work and avoid cold bath in the morning (for time being as long as pain is presisting).

Today is 5th day since the start of medicine wet dose of colocynthis ( 2 times a day every day).

Please guide further.

Nikkie last decade
Glad to note that my therapy has helped her but that it is not working as before today.

This may be due to not succussing the bottle hard at least 6 times before each dose as this action is critical when dealing with this form of ailment.
Joe De Livera last decade
Dear Joe,
Patient(My Mom) is not taking Medicine since last update, i tried my level best convincing. But good news is that pain has disappeared 80%. Patent is happy with this sucess rate :-). I myself used to give medicine to Mom after sucessing the bottle hard enough. In future if the pain rises again i wil try the same remedy.

Yes this remedy works for the above mentionend pain. Thanks a lot Joe.

Nikkie last decade
I am glad to note that your Mom has been helped by my therapy.

It is a pity that she does not wish to continue this therapy which I feel is essential for her if she wishes to be free of all pain. You must explain to her that this is not muscular pain. Sciatica is pain generated in the nerves due to a variety of causes and it is in her interest to take Colocynthis in the manner prescribed for the next month at one dose taken nightly.

She can also take Arnica 30c in the Wet dose before bed for life.
Joe De Livera last decade
Hello Joe,
I have intense pain that starts the moment I walk. It starts from the knee joint, then moves up along a nerve in the back on a point in the buttock region below the spine. Also the sensitivity of the shin portion of the left leg is reduced. I studied a few diagrams and can confirm that this point is the area where the sciatic nerve comes out form the bones.
It started off when I began jogging after a long time. The pain radiated from hip ball socket joint and moved along the outer femur bone. I was unable to sleep all night and sleeping on the left side was impossible. I consulted my family physician. He gave me medicine and asked me to rest. Now the pain is as described in the first para. I have visited a specialist and he has confirmed that my nerve has compressed. I would like to go for homeo treatment. Kindly suggest with your vast experience. I would like to cure this as soon as possible without resorting to painkillers.
[message edited by arvindprasad on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:09:10 GMT]
arvindprasad 7 years ago
Hi Joe,

Im suffering with sciatica from last year it started when i was pregnant now the pain reached till the ankle and it is on left side im just 31 years as per this forum you suggested to take Colocynthis 200 in wet dose twice daily but, how to prepare the wet dose and how long do i need to take this?? will this permanently cure the sciatica problem.
please suggest
kiranmayiyeluri 4 years ago

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