Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Sciatica in an easy question-answer format. …

Give symptoms of Colocynth in Sciatica.

Sharp, spasmodic attacks of pain shoot down the sciatic nerve to the feet; crampy pains as if the parts were screwed in a vise; it is worse on the right side and at night, and tends to be paroxysmal; relieved by warmth and rest; aggravated by motion. the nerves around the hip joint and acetabulum suffer most severely.

How does Gnaphalium compare here?

Intense pains along sciatic nerve, with numbness, which sometimes alternates with the pains; pains extend to toes. Rheumatic pans in toes. Better sitting in chair.

Give briefly characteristic indications for Kali bich., Kali hyd. and Phytolacca in Sciatica.

Kali bich. Darting pains in left side; relieved by motion. Kali hyd. Pains worse at night from lying on affected side, and especially when of mercurial or syphilitic origin.

Phytolacca. Pains darting and tearing; aggravated by motion.

What drug has Sciatica pains worse while sitting, somewhat relieved by walking, and entirely relieved by lying down?

Ammonium mur.

When is Rhus the remedy?

In chronic cases brought on by exposure to wet;straining and lifting pains worse at rest, relieved by motion, heat and rubbing.

Give indications for Cimicifuga in this affection.

Lancing pains in left hip. Pains become so acute as to drive patient pout of bed; better sitting, relieved by pressure.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.