Ischias sciatica coxalgia


Homeopathy treatment for Ischias sciatica coxalgia from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Ischias sciatica coxalgia…


Aconite [Acon]

Inflammatory irritation of the nerve-sheath; darting, burning, benumbing pain, as if the part were going to sleep, (<)during night and movement, especially in recent affections.

Ammonium-mur [Am-m]

Severe and long-continued sciatica, pain in left side as if the tendons of the hip were too short, he limps on walking and while sitting complains of gnawing pain in bones, slightly (>) while

walking and ENTIRELY RELIEVED WHEN LYING DOWN; sense of contradiction or actual contradiction of the legs; tearing, stitching, ulcerative pains in heels, (>) by rubbing, (<) at night in bed.

Anantherum-mur [Anan]

Sciatic, gouty and rheumatic pains in legs and feet, especially in heels; stiffness, lancinating and crampy pains in sacrum and little bones; offensive foot-sweat.

Angustura [Ang]

Boring, laming pain along the sciatic nerve on posterior part of thing; muscles of thigh as if lame, when moving, a painful tension; when stretching a pressing tension in anterior muscles of thigh.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Ischias antica; periodical drawing, cramp-like pains from hip down to knee; paralytic weakness of limbs, with emaciation; during paroxysms sensation of expansion of the limb: (<) morning, but especially after dinner.

Arnica [Arn]

From overexertion; burning, stinging, tearing pains; numb and bruised feeling in the affected limb; changes position constantly, as everything on which limb lies feels too hard, especially useful in women during confinement.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Typical regularity of the pains, worse at night, and unbearable

towards midnight; burning-tearing pains, with great restlessness, obliging the patient to move the limbs often, in order to obtain relief, but pains are increased by vigorous motion; cannot lie on painful side; great weakness and inclination to lie down; worse from cold applications, temporarily relieved by warmth; from staying in cold, damp house, or from sudden suppression of eruptions.

Belladonna [Bell]

Ischias, with pain in hip-joint, especially at night, so that he has to change position often; sensitive to the touch, even to the clothing to the least concussion, and even to stepping of other persons in the room; worse by the least draught of air; paroxysms in the afternoon, and last till midnight; wants to sleep, but cannot; better from letting the limb hang down, from warmth, after perspiring, and when in an erect posture.

Bryonia [Bry]

Pain in lumbar region, extending to the thigh, worse by sitting up, by moving and late in the evening; lies best on painful side, often relieved by cold water; atrophy and emaciation of the affected limbs.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

SCIATIC PAINS CAUSED BY WORKING IN WATER, pain (<) from limb hanging down and from elevating knees; pain extends down into limbs and keeps them in consent uneasiness; coxalgia with drawing stitches, tearing, cutting pains.

Causticum [Caust]

Stitching, shooting pain, with sensation of lameness in affected leg; drawing and tearing in things and legs, knees and feet, (<) in open air,(>) by warmth of bed; tendons of knees seem too short; intolerable uneasiness in limbs. (<) evening.

Chamomilla [Cham]

LEFT SIDE, drawing pain from the hip to knee, and from tubero ischii to soles of feet; numb feeling in affected parts after motion; drawing, tearing, excruciating pain, which become intolerable at night; worse at night in bed and from the least motion; excessive sensibility and irritability of fibre; the patient acts as if out of his mind.

Cimicifuga [Cimic]

Pain in lumbar region, sacrum, in the whole left leg; the left shoulder and groin pain also, or the pain changes from extremities to abdomen, producing diarrhoea and sometimes retention of urine; hysterical tendency; complication with ovarian or uterine troubles.

Coffea [Coff]

Neuralgia of the crural nerve, worse by walking, better by present (except at the point of exit of the nerve); pains in paroxysms, tearing, stitching, worse afternoon and at night; great restlessness and sleeplessness; all senses very acute, easily affected, even to tears, by the pain.

Colocynthis [Coloc]

ISCHIAS ON RIGHT SIDE; sharp, shooting pains in sacral region, so that he must keep perfectly quite, as every motion aggravates; stitching-cutting pains from hip to knee, or like lightning from os sacrum to heel, worse evening and at night, with thirst for cold water; pain sets in suddenly is constant in character, becoming intolerable in paroxysms; severe pains causing him to limb, and a paretic, numb feeling after the pain; worse from touch, cold, motion, anger and indignation, better while at perfect rest and from warm external applications; tendency to shortening of the tendons.

Dioscorea [Dios]

Pain in right leg, (<) by walking, moving the limb or sitting up, (>) by rest; dull tearing pain in right hip, inhibiting walking; cramping pains in posterior parts, of legs, (<) above knees, at buttocks and at heels; entire relief when lying still; frequent, sharp, darting pains, especially from abdomen to lower parts.

Elaterium [Elat]

Tearing and gnawing pains in hips and thighs, deeply seated, extending down the inset and ends of toes; great pains in limbs, daring down into fingers and toes.

Eupatorium-purp [Eup-pur]

ISCHIAS SINISTRA. Severe shooting pains in the course of the left sciatic nerve, producing a palsied sensation, especially after motion; neuralgia of the right shoulder, or of the right knee, passing over to the left side; neuralgic pains from below upward, mostly on left side of back and hip; gnawing in hip- bone, legs feel weak, left leg more.

Euphorbium [Euph]

Tearing, stinging, pressing pains, BETTER BY MOTION, worse during rest; paralytic sensation with difficulty of rising from his seat; weariness and faintness; whole body relaxed and tired; burning pains in hip and thigh at night.

Ferrum [Ferr]

Violent pains in hip-joint, (<) evening till midnight, has to get out of bed and walk about; can hardly put his feet on the ground, but WHILE WALKING THE PAIN LESSENS; remitting pains; pain in left shoulder; painful drawing in legs, with stiffness and heaviness, swelling of feet, attended with drawing pains when commencing to walk; face pale, emaciated, but flushed easily.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Obstinate sciatica, pains (<) at rest and particularly when being to walk; burning pains, (<) at night, compelling her to lie awake; shooting pains in paroxysms; (>) when in a sweat;;pains in sole of foot when walking.

Gnaphalium [Gnaph]

Intense dull, darting, cutting or burning pain along the posterior sciatic (no action in crural neuralgia) nerve, following its larger ramifications; feeling of numbness may take the place of the sciatic pains, rendering exercise very fatiguing; (<) lying down, from motion, stepping; (>) sitting in chair; affected right side more.

Hepar [Hep]

Pains (<) on motion, touch and exposure to air, (>) from rest and heat.

Hypericum [Hyper]

Violent pains and inability to walk or to stoop after a fall on the coccyx; the feel pithy, as if pricked with needles.

Ignatia [Ign]

CHRONIC INTERMITTENT ISCHIAS better in summer, worse in winter; hammering pain, as if the hip-joint would break to pieces; chilliness with thirst, followed by heat, especially in the face, without thirst; intermittent pains of an incisive or throbbing character, at first tertian, later quotidian; patients of a mild, melancholic temperament.

Ind. [Indg]

Pains (<) right side, running from right hip down leg; Stiffness and dull aching all over (<) after every meal and when beginning to move after resting; (>) rising and walking about, though motion is also painful.

Iris-vers [Iris]

Shooting, burning, laming pains, affecting the posterior femoral muscles. shooting along left sciatic nerve to foot, (<) by even moderate motion; shooting, burning pain in right shoulder, complicated at times with gastralgia or colic.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Males (puls., females); sciatica of left leg, (>) by walking and flexing hip to knee; pressure on nerve causes a shooting pain along the whole leg; wandering pains of great variety, pains come on quickly and subside soon; jerking, aching pain in hip,(<) in hot weather (Ignatia (>)).

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Pain in hip-joint at if bruised; drawing pain in left thigh; numbness of limb; in cases where quinine has been used to excess.

Kali-iod [Kali-i]

Gnawing pain in hip-bones; severe lacerating pain in thigh and legs; nightly lacerating in both knees; twitching in RIGHT knee, tearing and darting in posterior surface of right thigh; tearing above the bend of the knee, and immediately after, also below, worse at night from lying on affected side; or in the evening, especially when getting into bed, BETTER BY MOTION; spasmodic contraction of muscles; frequently caused by mercury.

Kali-phos [Kali-p]

Sciatica; dragging pain down back of thigh to knee, torpor, stiffness; great restlessness and exhaustion; PARALYZING DRAWING PAIN IN SOLE OF FOOT.

Lac-can [Lac-c]

Rheumatic pains in left hip and along sciatic nerve; unbearable pains across suprasacral region, extending down sciatic nerve; preventing sleep and rest; wandering rheumatism.

Lachesis [Lach]

PAINS IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING LOCALITY, now in head, now in teeth, now in sciatic nerve, attended with nervousness, palpitation of heart; flushes of heat, constipation. Intolerable itching and burning pains running from hip to foot; pain in (right) sciatic nerve by increasing motion; suppressed tetters on legs return profusely; when lying quietly in bed.

Ledum [Led]

The PAIN RUNS FROM THE FOOT UPWARD; pinching-drawing pain in either hip-joint, descending along the posterior surface of thigh; pressure in posterior region of the thigh, with sensation of contraction of muscles; THE AFFECTED LIMB IS COOLER THAN THE REMAINDER OF THE BODY; pains worse when getting warm in bed, when touching the parts; LEFT SIDE more affected with weakness and heaviness of the parts;pains followed by swelling of feet and limbs; extreme tenderness of the soles of the feet; itching of dorsal surface of feet and on the ankles at night; DEFICIENCY OF VITAL HEAT.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

CHRONIC CASES; burning and stinging pains, with complete intermission; stiffness and weakness in the affected limb; worse by rest and slightly alleviated by motion, but (>) by keeping moving; painful muscular twitchings; constipation; abdomen bloated,.with incarcerated flatulence; urine high-colored, turbid red sandy sediment; pain (<) by pressure upon affected part by sitting or lying upon it, and intolerable when standing, cannot straighten out limb, pains returning every fourth day periodically.

Magnesia-phos [Mag-p]

Inability to lie in bed at night, must stand all the time, paroxysms in violent lightening-like shocks, (<) on right side.

Menyanthes [Meny]

Stitching contractive pain in the region of the hip-joint; cramp-like drawing in the anterior portion of thigh when sitting; when sitting, THE THIGHS AND LEGS ARE SPASMODICALLY JERKED UPWARD( Sticta); pain relieved by motion and pressure, worse evening, during rest and when lying down; after abuse of quinine.

Mercurius [Merc]

Lancinations in hip-joint and in knee, particularly at night and during motion; drawing and heaviness in lower limbs;chilliness and dread of cold air.

Mezereum [Mez]

Darting in hip-joints down to knee; drawing pain along the whole thigh, leaving a painful weakness, hindering walking feels as if the flesh were torn from the bones; sensation of internal heat, surface being cold; worse from touch, motion, evening and night; better in open air and after daybreak.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Tensive pain in right hip-joint and knee, of a remittent character; PAINFUL CONTRACTION of hamstrings; limb emaciated; limb painful to touch; pains renewed or increased in a recumbent posture, even in a daytime, worse towards noon, relieved by heat.

Natrum-sulph [Nat-s]

Ischiatic pains in some motions, always when getting up from sitting or when turning in bed; can hardly find a position in which the pain in the hips and lions is tolerable; relief from changing position does not last long.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

Pain across the buttocks below spine; hip as if sprained, with limping; restlessness, heaviness and trembling of limbs, especially mornings.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Drawing-tearing pains from below upward, relieved by hot water, with stiffness and contradiction of the limb; great pain along the affected limb down into the foot; sensation of paralysis, with coldness of parts affected; can lie best on painless side (Bryonia, reverse); worse early in morning and during stool; constipation.

Palladium [Pall]

Ischias right side, pain from toes to hip or from trochanter to hollow of knee; dull aching pains.(<) evenings, towards night, from cold or motion, (>) by warmth and rest.

Phytolacca [Phyt]

Neuralgia pains on the outer side of thigh; pressing, shooting, drawing aching, worse from motion, pressure at night and after sleeping; great lassitude and desire to lie down; chronic cases of syphilitic origin.

Plumbum [Plb]

CHRONIC SCIATICA WITH MUSCULAR ATROPHY; continuous, constrictive or lacerating pains, (<) at night, by heat, motion or light pressure; (>) by massage; hectic fever, dry cough, great exhaustion.

Podophyllum [Podo]

Pain descends ANTERIOR CRURAL NERVE, increasing in intensity as it goes down; (<) by straightening limbs.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Drawing pain, worse towards evening and at night, compelling patient to move the limb constantly; LEFT-SIDED ISCHIAS, cannot rest, although motion aggravates; no thirst, weeps constantly; the worse the pain, the more severe the chills; anorexia.

Ranunculus [Ran-b]

Sciatica ESPECIALLY IN WOMEN, pains worse by moving about, yet not relieved by lying down; pains worse in rainy, stormy weather; stitching-burning pains, radiating from the dorsal region of the spine.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

During advanced course of the affection, especially when caused by exposure to wet, or straining in lifting; stinging, burning, tearing pain, with a sensation of coldness and numbness, formication and paralytic stiffness of the limb, increasing during rest and when beginning to move, relieved only for a short time by motion; frequent paroxysms of cramps in calves; worse in open air, better from dry heat.

Ruta [Ruta]

The pain is deeply seated as if in the MARROW OF THE BONE itself, or as if the bone were broken; the patient is obliged to walk about constantly during the paroxysms, as the pain increased as soon as he sits lies down; constant complaining about his sufferings, which are of a burning or corrosive character, worse in damp or cold weather, or from cold applications, ischias arising from INJURIES AND CONTUSIONS.

Salicylic-acid [Sal-ac]

Drawing-shooting pains from behind forward and downward to the knees and toes; burning at the toes as if the feet were in an ant-hill; trouble in ascending, worse at night.

Silicea [Sil]

Pains shoot through extremity at the moment when the foot is raised as when ascending; twitching of limbs day and night; limbs go to sleep easily.

Staphisagria [Staph]

Aching pain around hip-joint when walking or sitting; pulsating in hip-joints as from beginning suppuration; legs painfully weak, especially the knees, crural neuralgia, stinging-stitching pains during movement.

Stillingia [Still]

LEFT-SIDED SYPHILITIC SCIATICA; aching pains in the feet, on the insteps, in the hips, legs, left lumbar region;pains in toes and external malleoli; aching pains in back, shooting down the thighs and legs; periostitis and nodes of tibia.

Stramonium [Stram]

MORBUS COXARIUS; left side more-affected; spasmodic rigidity of lower limbs.

Sulphur [Sulph]

NEURALGIA CRURALIS; subacute sciatica from some dyscrasia in organism;pain in small of back, stitching-drawing on rising from a seat; tensive pain in hip-joint, especially left one; drawing down the limb, accompanied by a bruised sensation; heavy feeling of affected limb and numbness as if paralyzed, (<) when walking; increase of pain at night from the warmth of bed; more or less rigidity of the knees, swelling of feet in chronic cases.

Tellurium [Tell]

Sciatica, left with sensitiveness of the spinal column, pains radiating from sacrum to the right nerve, after going to bed, from pressing at stool, coughing, laughing by lying on affected side.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Extremely violent pain with nervous irritability; pains like ELECTRIC FLASHES and tingling pains, especially at night or towards 3 A. M. must up and let legs hang out of bed, must walk about.

Viscum-alb [Visc]

SEVERE CASES; metastasis of pain from nape of neck to buttock and outside of the thigh; fearful tearing, shooting, throbbing pains in left side of sacrum, extending to thigh; sensation as if the flesh of the thigh were torn away hot pincers; great sensitiveness of thigh, slightest touch causing pain; pains periodic from sacrum into the pelvis, worse in bed, with tearing- shooting pains from above downward in both thighs as well as in the upper extremities, with sleeplessness and general prostration.

Xanthoxylum [Xan]

Severe pains follow the course of the crural nerve (Gnaph., posterior sciatica); gently electric shocks pass through body; numbness all through left side of body.

Zincum [Zinc]

Violent, long-lasting pain about the last lumbar vertebrae; burning along the whole spine; patient cannot sit at all, must walk about, feet are fidgety; sensation of stagnation in the blood of the legs; rheumatic sciatica, worse from being overheated and from exertion; hysterical hyperaesthesia ( Zinc val.).

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.