You’re getting near the end of your pregnancy. You don’t think much more can be thrown at you, and bam, sciatica.
Shooting pain from your bum down the back of one of your legs, usually. Or this effect from the sciatic nerve can feel like bad backache or hip pain, tingling down your leg, or even weakness or numbness in one of your legs or feet.
Thought to be because of your relaxing ligaments, and change in centre of gravity from your growing baby, causing a pinching on the sciatic nerve.
Applying cold or hot applications, whichever makes it feel better, and stretching this area can help relieve some of the pain.
Homeopathic remedies for sciatica are based on your specific symptoms. If this sounds familiar, see if any of the descriptions below fit what is happening with you.
If you need some help in choosing a homeopathic remedy, follow this link.
Left or right sided tearing pain. Applying a hot application, or the warmth of bed, helps the pain. The pain can go from the back to the toes, or from the hip to the knee.
Right sided pain, that goes from the lower back to the knee and leg. Warmth makes the pain better. Cramping pain.
Pain that feels better in fresh air, and worse in a warm room. Tearing pain or numbness. Pains that come and go quickly.
Pain that hurts with a first movement, then gets better once you get moving. Better for heat, and worse for cold or at night. Tearing pain. Stiff or numb feeling in the legs. Legs feel dead, or wooden.
Pain that is worse from the slightest movement, and is better for applying pressure or lying on the painful side.
If none of these remedies fit your symptoms, or they have been going on for more than a couple of weeks, book in a free 15 minute chat to see how I can help.