Causes and Remedies of Sciatica

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Sciatica Nerve pain affect our day to day life. This pain normally occurs at the lower back by which causes herniated discs, spinal stenosis. So to overcome this problem you should do take proper medicine and treatment on time. For More Details Visit:


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Our spine consists of the vertebral column through which spinal cord runs. From the spinal cord various nerves comes out and supply sensations to the peripheral parts of the body. Sciatic nerve is large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. When something injures or puts pressure on the sciatic nerve it can cause pain in the lower back that spreads to the hip buttocks and leg. Up to 90 of people recover from sciatica without surgery. In brief Sciatica refers to back pain caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve. Symptoms of Sciatica Lower back pain Many a times pain extends through the hip and buttock and down one leg Usually on one side Usually worse when you sit cough or sneeze The leg may also feel numb weak or tingly at times. The symptoms may remain for few days to weeks but the good news is that pain subsides in 95 of cases with conservative treatments and pain management procedures. How to differentiate sciatica from other causes of back pain Not all back pain are sciatica. Every individual in their life time suffers from back pain. As per literature up to 85 of Americans experience some type of back pain during their lives. But this doesnt always involve the sciatic nerve. Muscle and ligament sprain and strain are common reason of back pain. One of the easiest character to differentiate these pain from sciatica pain is – In Sciatica pain radiates to leg and / or foot Shooting shock like cramp like or aching in one particular band. Who Gets Sciatica Age 30-50 Females during pregnancy pressure on sciatic nerve from full size uterus Commonest cause is a herniated or slipped disc and degenerative arthritis of the spine Who Gets Sciatica Herniated Disc – The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc. Discs act like cushions between the vertebrae of your spine. Aging makes these discs weaker. They are easy to get damaged by minor injuries. Herniated disc means the central gel leaks out and compress the sciatic nerve. About 1 in 50 people will get a herniated disc at some point in life. Spinal Stenosis – Aging minor injuries over time causes natural wear and tear of the vertebrae can lead to a narrowing of the spinal canal. This narrowing called spinal stenosis may put pressure on the roots of the sciatic nerve. Spinal stenosis is more common in adults over age 60. Spinal Tumors – In rare cases sciatica may result from tumors growing inside or along the spinal cord or sciatic nerve. As a tumor grows it may put pressure on the nerves that branch off from the spinal cord. Piriformis Syndrome – The piriformis is a muscle found deep inside the buttocks Sciatic nerve runs between 2 heads of the muscle belly. If this muscle goes into spasm it can put pressure on the sciatic nerve triggering symptoms of sciatica. Usually women suffer more from this syndrome. Keeping a fat wallet in the back pocket may also cause piriformis syndrome FAT WALLET SYNDROME Sacroiliitis – Sacroiliitis is an inammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints. Sacroiliac joint is a joint between sacrum and hip bone ilium. It causes pain in the buttocks lower back and may even extend down one or both legs. The pain is more on prolonged standing or climbing stairs. Sacroiliitis can be caused by arthritis injury pregnancy or infection. Injury or Infection – Other causes of sciatica include muscle inammation infection or injury such as a fracture. In general any condition that irritates or compresses the sciatic nerve can trigger symptoms. In some cases no specic cause of sciatica can be found. Diagnosis of sciatica Examination – What Is Sciatica Sciatica Herniated disc Or slip disc Contact us Name Contact No Email Location Query Verify yourself Im not a robot reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms Submit Fellowship Training For Doctors at PCI Eligibility - Post graduation in Anesthesiology Orthopedics Neurosurgery and Radiology Schedule Appointments Pain is a way your body reacts to injury or illness. Everybody reacts to pain differently. Schedule an appointment for the pain you suffer.   Read More +91-7303142400 / +919699008890 Home What we Treat Sciatica Herniated disc Or slip disc Sciatica Herniated disc Or slip disc Search...

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history specic examination by the doctor will guide him to the cause of sciatica. Imaging – X-ray MRI CT Scan Complications Related to Sciatica – If you develop a loss of bladder or bowel control contact your doctor right away. This can be a sign of a medical emergency that requires surgery to avoid permanent damage. Fortunately this complication is rare. Sciatica Treatment Ice and Heat – These are home remedies to relieve pain caused by sciatica. Heating pad or ice pack may be especially helpful. Apply the heat or ice for about 10 – 15 minutes every 4 hours. You can choose any one once you see which is more effective. Never keep the heating pad on body and sleep as it can cause accidental burns. Medication – Commonly used medications Over-the-counter pain relievers can provide short-term relief from sciatica. Acetaminolihen and nonsteroidal anti-inammatory drugs NSAIDs such as asliirin ibulirofen and naliroxen are options. Muscle relaxants and other adjuvant medications are also useful. Physiotherapy – Physiotherapists at pain clinic of India use different methods like manual therapy electomodalities Kinesiology Taliing McKenzie treatments for sciatica along with various exercises to strengthen stretch and developing core muscles of the back. Pain Management injection – At pain clinic Of India various pain management injections are performed to relieve sciatica pain. Image guided Lumbar epidural injection is very very popular and effective in treating sciatica pain. It can resolve symptoms in few hours to days and many times 2-3 injections can cure the condition. It is very effective slip disc treatment option to avoid surgery in most cases. We do recommend taking 1-2 epidurals before taking surgical decision very strongly. Surgery – If your sciatica is due to a herniated disc and its still causing severe pain after four to six weeks if pain management injection is not helping surgery may be an option. The surgeon will remove a portion of the herniated disc to relieve the pressure on the sciatic nerve. About 90 of patients get relief from this type of surgery. At pain clinic of India we do offer various minimally invasive discectomy procedures for sciatica pain. We also offer endoscopic discectomy stitch less under local anaesthesia. Other surgical procedures can relieve sciatica caused by spinal stenosis. Rehabilitation therapy – After back surgery you will generally need to avoid driving lifting or bending forward for about a month. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy to help you strengthen the muscles in the back. Once recovery is complete theres an excellent chance youll be able to get back to all your usual activities. Prevention is better than cure If youve had sciatica once theres a chance it will return. But there are steps you can take to reduce the odds: Exercise regularly. Maintain good posture. Bend at the knees to lift heavy objects. These steps can help you avoid back injuries that may lead to sciatica. Dr. Kailash Kothari Director +91-93200-27500 Quick Links Chronic Pain Info Our Centers Schedule Pain Consultation Patient Case Report Events Training at PCI About Us Privacy Policy FAQ Sitemap Conditions Treated Osteoarthritis Knee pain Back Pain Trigeminal Neuralgia TN Herniated Disc Sciatica Face Pain Neck Pain Knee/Shoulder Joint Pain Neuropathic Pain Pain Management Program Occipital Nerve Block Peripheral nerve block Botox Therapy Treatment Implanted Epidural Portal Intra-articular Injections Brachial plexus block Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block Prolotherapy and PRP © Copyright 2017 Pain Clinic of India. Powered by Convergence Services

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