How to treat sciatic nerve inflammation and its symptoms
“You can do it, you can treat sciatica”
Have you ever felt abnormal lower back pain? Or pain may start from the back and extend to the back and feet? You may have sciatic neuritis! Here is the complete guide to it.
Back pain may surprise you at any age and for many different reasons, although sometimes it may remain unknown, but at other times it may be easy to diagnose, especially if it is caused by sciatic neuritis, or what is known as sciatica.
Symptoms of sciatic neuritis
Many symptoms will appear on a person with SCI, here are the most important:
- Pain in the lower back that runs through the pelvis, back, and bottom of one of the feet.
- The aforementioned pain worsens when: sitting, coughing, sneezing.
- Numbness and numbness in one of the feet.
- Pain that appears suddenly and can last for days or weeks in a row.
- Causes of sciatic neuritis
Sciatic neuritis has many causes that you should know, the most important of which are:
- Slipped disc.
- Having a degenerative disc disease.
- Spongiform vertebral slide.
- Lumbar spine stenosis.
- Pericardial muscle syndrome.
Also, the following conditions and factors may cause sciatic neuritis:
- Pregnancy: being overweight with pregnancy and the hormonal changes that accompany the onset of sciatic neuritis (sciatica) may cause it.
- Epidural fibrosis: the appearance of fibers in an area close to the spine may place strong pressure on nerves and the sciatic nerve, in particular, causing inflammation.
- Muscle tension: In some cases, inflammation in the body can cause pressure, tension, and spasms in a muscle close to the pelvic area, which puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing inflammation.
- Spinal tumors: In rare cases, a tumor may arise from the spine itself and press the sciatic nerve, or a tumor may arise in another area of the body and extend from it to the spine and press the sciatic nerve.
- Fractures: If a fracture occurs due to an injury or a disease that increases the chances of a fracture (such as osteoporosis), this may cause sciatic nerve inflammation.
- Pustular spondylitis.
- Risk factors
These are the factors that increase the chances of developing sciatic neuritis:
- Age: Most people who develop sciatic neuritis are people between 30-50 years old.
- Weight: excess weight (as in the case of obesity, pregnancy) puts a kind of pressure on the spine, which may cause sciatic nerve.
- Diabetes: Diabetes can generally cause nerve damage.
- Work style: Work that involves lifting weights or sitting for extended hours may cause spinal vertebrae damage and thus sciatic nerve inflammation.
Treatment of sciatic neuritis
Sciatic neuritis is treated in many ways, including natural and medical ones, here are the most important:
Treatment of sciatic neuritis with medical methods
Sciatic neuritis can be treated with surgery or by using painkillers (and in the event of resort to painkillers it should only be for a short time).
There are several options that your doctor may discuss with you depending on your condition, such as: steroid injections, physiotherapy, or acupuncture.
And medical treatment must be used immediately if the pain lasts for more than 3 consecutive months or if the pain has started to cause certain health problems, such as the inability to control the release or urination.
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Treating sciatic neuritis in natural ways
The condition can be contained in natural ways, the most important of which are:
- Cold compresses on the lower back for several days in a row, then replace them with hot water compresses on the same area for several days in a row.
- Doing special exercises.
- Practicing yoga.
- Massage the areas from which the pain begins.