Video: ❶ How To Treat Sciatica
Radiculitis is the most common disease of the peripheral nervous system. Recently, this disease has become younger, it is diagnosed even in 30-year-old people. The most susceptible to it are professional athletes and people involved in mental work. Location: Location: This unpleasant condition is caused by damage to the nerve fibers that extend from the spinal cord. Sciatica is characterized by severe, burning pain in the back, neck, chest, upper and lower extremities.
The cause of sciatica can be hypothermia, spinal injuries, intoxication of the body, sudden movements. The most common cause of the disease is osteochondrosis. It causes degenerative changes in the tissues of the spine, salts are deposited, the intervertebral cartilage discs lose elasticity. Usually sciatica develops acutely, one awkward movement - and intense and severe pain occurs. In many cases, the disease becomes chronic. Lifting weights, sudden movements, stress can provoke another attack of the disease.
Depending on the location of the lesion of the nerve roots, thoracic, upper cervical, lumbosacral and cervicobrachial radiculitis are distinguished. A neuropathologist can diagnose the disease on the basis of X-rays.
Radiculitis treatment should be comprehensive and individual. It consists in removing clinical manifestations and in eliminating the cause of the disease. Complex treatment includes the use of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs, vitamins, physiotherapeutic procedures, physiotherapy exercises, massage, manual therapy, hirudotherapy. Painkillers and warming ointments are not effective enough as they do not reach the nerve endings. Baths and warming give good results, but they should be used only on the recommendation of a doctor.
In the acute period, bed rest and exclusion of stress on the spine are required. Treatment of sciatica without exacerbations should be aimed at strengthening the muscles of the back, giving the spine normal mobility. This is done with the help of manual therapy and exercise therapy. The selection of exercises should correspond to the manifestations of the disease, the age of the patient and the general condition of his body. A daily 10 minute workout can make sciatica recede.
If sciatica is caused by a prolapsed intervertebral disc, you may need the help of a surgeon.
There are many folk remedies for the treatment of sciatica - wearing wool products, compresses from burdock, radish, horseradish or mustard. Patients need to pay attention to their diet. Now it should contain a lot of raw vegetables, fruits, especially bananas. It is necessary to give up spicy, fried, fatty foods, pastries, strong tea and coffee.
Prevention of sciatica consists in the timely treatment of infectious diseases, prevention of spinal injuries, hypothermia.