Ammonium Muriaticum [Amm-m]
Sciatic is very readily cured by this remedy, when the symptoms call for it. The pains are worse while sitting somewhat relieved while walking and entirely down.
It is indicated when the pains are lancinating, burning, tearing and shifting, which come on suddenly, last a longer or shorter time and then disappear suddenly; they are worse in the hip-joint at night, compelling change position. The pains as well as fever are apt to show exacerbation at 2 or 3 p.m. and again at 11 p.m.
It is indicated when the pains extend down the sciatic nerve to the knee or even to the heel, followed by numbness of the whole limb and partial paralysis. The pains are usually worse at night and are aggravated by any motion. Sometimes the cramps in the leg are so severe, that the patient feels, as if the leg where fastened down by iron bands. If the case is of long continuance, the nutrition of the limb is deficient.
It is indicated, when intense pains run along the course of the sciatic nerve and alternate with numbness.
Kali Hydroiodicum [Kali-h]
It is indicated when the pains are worse at night and from lying on the affected side, and when the trouble is of Mercurial or Syphilitic origin.