Sciatica is a pain that occurs along the area associated with the sciatic nerve due to compression, damage, and inflammation of the scapula nerve. Pain associated with the sciatic nerve can be painful from the hips down to the thighs and legs and may involve foot and toe pain.
Sciatic neuralgia has been reported to have a lifetime prevalence of 13 to 40%. There is almost no age at the age of 20, but it is known that the incidence increases with age, the most in the 40s, and the frequency decreases from the 50s.
The cause of sciatica
Sciatic neuralgia occurs when the sciatic nerve is inflamed or injured by direct pressure or inflammation. Other causes of inflammation include tumors, infections, and internal bleeding. Spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis also causes sciatica.
Symptoms of sciatica
Symptoms of sciatica appear immediately, and the waist circumference may feel numb or burning. Sometimes the pain comes from around the buttocks rather than the waist.
Sometimes the pain in the lower part of the waist is not felt. When the sciatica becomes severe, the symptoms are somewhat alleviated by changing posture and lying down. Sometimes it is not possible to walk until I am treated for pain and numbness.
Diagnosis of sciatica
To diagnose sciatica, perform a physical examination. This test estimates the injured area.
In order to diagnose sciatica, tests such as x-rays, MRI, CT scans, and so on are performed.
Exercise therapy for sciatica
There is an exercise therapy technique that can do to relieve the pain. Pigeon pose (sitting on the floor with the leg straight ahead) and moving sideways relieve pain in the buttocks and back. Stretching the back and thighs relieves the pain felt in other parts of the body.
This exercise makes me feel good. This exercise is intended to alleviate the stress caused by sciatica. If you feel that the pain does not settle down and worsens, you should stop the exercise immediately.
Effect of bed rest
According to a study conducted by Dr. Patrick Boman, there was no significant difference between recovery time of patients taking sleep and recovery time of patients continuing their daily lives. Not only improvement in overall condition, but also pain reduction was the same in both groups tested. Therefore, as long as you have the doctor's permission, you should relax after surgery and continue your daily activities.