Why do I have sciatica in my right leg?

Q. What could be causing sciatica in my right leg?

Answered by
Dr. Bhavia K. Babu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 07, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jun 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have had sciatica pain in the right leg for the last seven days and cannot stand for long. I had painkillers for the same. Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

I think you have sciatica which is the pain in the lower extremities. Usually, it starts in the lumbar region and radiates to the lower limbs. Sometimes it will radiate to one leg or can affect both legs. This is due to the irritation of the nerves. The main causes are inflammation, herniated disc, disc prolapse, or arthritis. I would suggest an X-ray or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the lumbar region to clarify this. So for now, I will suggest some medicines. Capsule Lumbatone (Ashwagandha, Devdaru, Giloy, Guggul, Rasna, Punarnava, and Castor), two capsules thrice daily. Tablet Maharasnadi Kwath (Gokshura, Ashwagandha, fennel, Atis, and Aconite) two tablets, morning and evening after food. Balarishta (Bala, Satavari, and Rasna) two tablespoons twice daily after food. Rumalaya gel for local application. Reduce hot and spicy food. Avoid cold food items. Do moderate exercise. Avoid taking foods that cause bloating, like potato and bengal gram (legume). Include ginger, turmeric, carrom seeds, and fenugreek in your diet. After applying the balm, take a warm bath and local heat application in the affected area.

Thank you.

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