Hello everyone. I am Dr Ritu Jain. I am a homeopathic consultant and today i am going to to talk about SCIATICA again. Because for back pain i have already updated the video and SCIATICA is related to back pain. SCIATICA pain is this ppian starts from your back and spreads to your legs.I t can happen on any side of your body sometimes left or sometimes right. Any side that compresses more, it happens on that side. On that side of the body, SCIATICA nerve would be affected. Then SCIATICA nerve emerges out from your lumbar region i.e from your lower back region and enters into your legs which start from your buttox and ends above your knee. So normally working of this nerve is that your normal sensations for your skin,and your muscles to co-ordinate them there is a nerve which emerges out from your back but for some reason there is compression in the region or pressure is applied, or it is injured then you suffer from pain in that particular region. And the pain is seen all along the nerve the entire part of the nerve pains. We can differentiate it Normal back pain or normal leg pain or if it is varicose vein then it can be differentiated that this pain starts from your back and ends above your knee. And normal leg pain happens in the leg. And waist pain is seen only in the waist. Or if it is leg pain then both the legs are affected. But generally, maximum cases are of one side, that the compression is on any one side. 10-20% cases are there where it is seen on both the sides are affected but generally these always seen on any one of the sides. So today I am going to tell you it’s symptoms, causes risk factors and also I am going to you it’s treatment. So first of all let us talk about it’s cause. Cause for this is on your sciatica nerve there is lot of compression or if there is any injury on that nerver or it is an injured sciatica nerve because of accident and you suffer from pain then if it is a spondylitis problem or a tumour is forming ,which can be benign or malignant tumour. Sometimes malignancy is also seen in that part and because of that you suffer from pain . You take normal sciatica treatment but it does not work because it is malignant tumour. Malignant tumour must be removed in the initial stage or they spread in the entire spine. So this sciatica pain should be diagnosed, to know it’s cause and reasons. Sometimes your spine due to infection, sciatica nerve gets infected and that also results in pain. Now let us talk about risk factors. Generally it can happen to old age people then people whose routine is very disturbed, or if they are sitting or standing for a very long time which applies a lot of pressure on your back because of that also it is found in those people. Apart from that, if your profession is such that it has work which applies a lot of pressure on your back it also seen in that.In symptoms there is lot of pain,also called as shooting pain or sharp pain is seen. which happens in the back as well as in all the positions. It is not particular that if you sit then it will pain or if you stand or sleep . It is always there even when you are sleeping, because your is compressing so while you sleep also pain happens.It isalways present. But in few people symptoms vary from person-person In some people, pain is not more if your cause is mild pain is less.But generally severe condition takes place and pain is more. there is soreness ,tingling. numbness is seen because if the nerve supply is not proper then there is tingling sensation and numbness is seen. So all these things are seen. It can happen on left or right side as i already told you. And I also told you how ti differentiate the pain that it ends above the knee and other pain that happens because of some other origin present in your leg, it is different and SCIATICA is a different problem. Now let us talk about it’s treatment. If it is according to chronic or acute if it is in acute condition if you have any injury in acute condition compression or back pain because of travelling or then you normally take pain killers do exercise , or take hot and cold even that heals your pain. But if the condition is chronic it’s causes are chronic and your pain is not healing then you must do exercise but also consult a physiotherapist. Physiotherapist will tell you the proper exercise for to overcome the compression problem then apart from that you must exercise daily. It depends on your cause.If tumours are formed then MRI and CT scan has to be done to identify the cause. according to that your treatment is done.but the medicines and exercise according to your cause will remain regular and for temporary relief hot fragmentation that are hot and cold can also give you relief. But exercise is very necessary because there is no medicine to treat a nerve that permanently cures the compression. For that exercise is very important. Along with exercise, your diet is very important. If there is no proper diet, or calcium deficiency protein deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency if you have any such deficiency then any medicine will not work properly,because your immune system should be strong enough. So vitamin B12 ,calcium vitamin-D, protein deficiency should not be there. For that it is very important for you take a proper diet. You should change your profession if you are sitting for a very long time or if you are standing for a very long time then you should change such things in your life. You should change your life-style. Now let us talk about homeopathic treatment.In homeopathic treatment I have told you that it depends on symptoms and the causes.If the cause is tumour then according to tumour medicine is given and if it is compression then there are medicines for that also and your diet disturbance,vitamin B12 calcium etc,for all these also there is homeopathic treatment.Like CALCAREA FLOUR medicine is for compression it works for tumour and for calcium also. because it has calcarea in it.Then apart from this for pain there is MAG PHOS and CLEOCIN medicine will work. I have told you that homeopathic works on symptom .So symptom if the painis is on your left side then their is a medicine and if there is pain in the right side then there is a different medicine for that also. If there is injury, pain then there are different medicines. like ARNICA, HYPERICUM medicine is the best medicine for nerves. KALI PHOS MEDICINE FOR NERVES TONIC. So these are all the medicines But it must be taken for a long time and along with that exercise and physiotherapy is very important. And before taking homeopathic medicine consult your doctor or you can also talk to me also ANd also consult me through gmail and skype. Thank you.