Sciatica

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Sciatica

This is common back pain. The sciatic nerve extends from the lower back to the leg and can cause sciatica as long as any part of it is subjected to abnormal pressure. This pressure is usually caused by a disc herniation in the spine.


Symptom

  • Suddenly felt a pain in the lower back when lifting a heavy object or bending it straight.
  • The patient felt low back pain and leg pain many times, and the situation was exacerbated more than once. After examination, the lesion was found to originate from the lumbar spine.
  • The nerves are compressed, and the nerves behind the thighs are affected, causing a burst of pain. The patient feels a tingling or burning sensation along the sensory nerves.

Cause

  • This disease can be caused by nerve compression or damage (such as bone fragmentation or disc herniation), but sometimes there is no obvious cause.
  • Suddenly lifting heavy objects or pushing hard.
  • Lack of vitamin B 12 and thiamine to cause nerve damage can also cause neuralgia. In addition, diabetic patients also have the opportunity to have neuralgia.
Home care
  • Lying on a hard bed or on the ground, you can add a thin pad of two to four inches thick if necessary.
  • Take appropriate painkillers.
  • Applying a hot water bottle to the affected area or illuminating the affected area with infrared light can alleviate the symptoms.
  • If the pain is very strong, you should consult a doctor.
treatment
  • The doctor will ask the patient to take a potent painkiller and arrange for the patient to receive physical therapy.
  • Some patients have a gypsum back clip to seal the position of the spine.
  • Tuina treatment can be cited with the consent of the doctor.
  • In extremely severe cases, the doctor will consider performing a surgical procedure.
Prevention When
lifting heavy objects, keep your knees and back straight, do not twist your body, and reduce the risk of disc herniation.

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