Abstract: Sciatica is considered a type of neuropathic pain and is one of the commonest variations of low back pain (LBP). It is a subgroup of Low Back Pain, involving nerve root compression, and this condition has a life time prevalence of 4-5%. In Unani system of medicine, sciatica is known as Irq al-Nasa and Rengan. Unani scholars defined Irq al-Nasa (sciatica) in details and throw light about its probable patho-physiology, symptoms management and treatment as described in ancient book. In this review paper, an attempt has been made to explore the understanding of Irq al-Nasa (sciatica) in the light of Unani literature. Various kind of drug, non-drug Ilaj bil-tadbeer (regimenal therapy) practised for the management of Irq al-Nasa (sciatica) are discussed in full length paper. Also, there is brief review of patho-physiology, clinical a presentation and principal of treatment are focused in this paper.
How to cite this article:
Shahid Suhail, S Shakir Jamil, Shama Khan, Shazia Jilani, Shabnam Ansari. Concept of Irq al-nasa (sciatica) and its management in Unani system of medicine. Int J Unani Integ Med 2020;4(3):05-08. DOI: 10.33545/2616454X.2020.v4.i3a.136