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Sciatica Tips

Manual Therapy!

Dr. Prof.M.Anand 90% (157 ratings)
T.M.M.F, pain management, T.M.M.F.,
Physiotherapist, Madurai
Manual Therapy!

There is no need for surgery, for disc bulge/prolapse/herniation/sciatica.
Manual therapist can push the disc back to it's normal place. 

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Sciatica - Symptoms And Homeopathic Treatment!

Dr. Pawan Uniyal 91% (384 ratings)
BHMS, MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Dehradun
Sciatica - Symptoms And Homeopathic Treatment!

The longest nerve in the body is the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve starts from the lower part of the spine, through your hip to the back of the leg. So when it is said sciatica, we refer to pain in this nerve. Since the nerve covers the spine, hip and leg, sciatic pain is felt in the areas through which it passes. The lower leg muscles and sensation in the legs, thighs and feet are controlled by this nerve.

Symptoms usually include:

  1. Pain that radiates from the lower back to the hip and to the leg
  2. Sharp, tingling, dull, constant or burning pain
  3. Loss of bladder or bowel control
  4. Sneezing or coughing increases pain
  5. Moving the leg gets difficult so usual activities like walking, sitting and standing become painful

Homeopathic remedies are easy and gentle on the body. Homeopathy aims to boost the body's immune system so it can fight all its weaknesses. The following remedies may prove to be useful:

  1. Ammonium Muriaticum: It is taken for chronic pain in the heel or for chronic backache or when straightening the knee gets difficult as hamstrings contract. It is also taken for limping.
  2. Bellis Perennis: In periosteum injuries, stiffness and deep aches in the spine Bellis Perennis is used. It is also used for tailbone injuries. It is also helpful for nerve pains during pregnancy.
  3. Calcarea Fluorica: If the vertebra degenerates after trauma to the spine, then Calcarea Fluorica can be useful.
  4. Cicuta: The worst back injuries with serious trauma and muscles spasms are treated with Cicuta.
  5. Hypericum: Hypericum is suggested for tailbone injuries, temporary paralysis, spinal concussions and for sharp pain that tingles and moves upwards.
  6. Rhus tox: If after lifting weights, overexerting muscles and exposure to anything wet, you feel tearing and burning pain, then Rhus tox is beneficial. Cramps that get better after heat application, but get worse after exposed to the cold are also treated with Rhus tox.
  7. Ruta: Stiffness and pain from back injuries, twisting the wrong way and bruises are prescribed with Ruta.
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Sciatica - 4 Exercises To Treat It!

Dr. Natasha Khanna 87% (10 ratings)
BPTh/BPT, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar;Capri institute of manual therapy, Fellowship In Cardiac Rehabilitation, CAPRI, DELHI, Eploris
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Sciatica - 4 Exercises To Treat It!

The sciatic nerve is one of the largest nerves in the body. It goes from the lower back all the way down to the base of the leg. When there is a disorder associated with the sciatic nerve, it is known as Sciatica

Sciatica, however, does not necessarily need a surgery or a very elaborate procedure to fix the problem. Most commonly, it is treated simply by practicing a number of simple exercises. Here are some of the most common exercises prescribed to treat Sciatica:

  1. Reclining Pigeon Pose: There are three main forms of the pigeon pose. These are sitting, reclining and then forwarding. It is recommended that if you have very recently started your treatment for Sciatica, then certainly you should go for the reclining pose. In this pose, you are supposed to hold your left leg in the air at a right angle to your back. Then, hold your ankle against the knee. Finally, repeat this stretch with the right leg as well.
  2. Knee to Opposite Shoulder: In this stretch, the starting position is on your back side. You have to have your legs out and feet upwards. From this position, try to bring your right leg towards your left shoulder. Hold this for 30 seconds and then release and relax. Repeat this activity three times and repeat the whole procedure with your other leg. Only take your leg as far as it goes.
  3. Sitting Spinal Stretch: At the start of this exercise, sit on the ground with your legs going straight outwards and your feet flexed in the upward direction. Pull your left knee and put it on the outside of your right knee. Finally, place your right elbow on the left knee, so that your body turns to the left. Hold for 30 seconds and then relax. Repeat the procedure with the other knee.
  4. Standing Hamstring Stretch: Put your foot on an elevated surface such that it is above the floor, but not above hip level. Flex your toes forward such that your feet and legs are nearly in a straight line. Bend as far towards the foot as possible. However, do not stretch so far that you feel pain. Finally, repeat this procedure on the other side after release.
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Garlic Milk Works Like Magic As A Home Remedy Against Sciatica And Back Pain!

General Physician, Bangalore

A lack of effective and proper treatment for sciatica is even more apparent. Sciatica is a type of lower back pain that usually radiates down the backside of one leg. It’s most often the result of a bone spur on the spine, a herniated disc, or spinal stenosis. All of these back issues can compress the sciatic nerve and cause intense and debilitating pain, inflammation, and numbness in the affected limb. For years, doctors have searched for a treatment for sciatica without any measure of success. In mild cases, the pain usually subsides after a few days or weeks with anti-inflammatory medications and pain medications. Chronic sciatica usually results in a surgery recommendation from your doctor.

If you’re not ready to take the leap of surgery and don’t want to take pain relievers, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories, antidepressants, and other medications commonly prescribed to manage sciatica, there are alternative solutions. Garlic milk is one such solution.

Garlic milk to relieve sciatica.

It doesn’t exactly sound like a beverage of choice. However, this sciatica remedy has been around for centuries in ancient ayurveda practices and has quite a positive track record in treating back pain.

Garlic improves circulation and cardiovascular health to get more blood flow where it needs to go. It strengthens the immune system and reduces inflammation responses. It’s been studied in everything from cancer prevention to curing infections. Combine these potent properties with the calcium, protein, and vitamin b12 from milk for a quick and simple remedy that doesn’t have the risks and side effects of other back pain treatments. You’ll need to drink garlic milk once per day. Do remember that garlic is a natural blood thinner. Always consult with your physician if you’re already taking a blood thinner.

The recipe for garlic milk only has three ingredients and three steps:

• 8 ounces of milk

• 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic

• 1/2 tsp of honey

Step one: in a small saucepan, bring milk and crushed garlic to a slow boil over low heat; stir often and remove from heat as soon as the mixture boils.

Step two: add honey.

Step three: drink.
 

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Sciatica Problem Tips!

Dr. Sameer Kumar Singh 86% (115 ratings)
B.Sc, BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow

Today's Tips

Sciatica is pain in the lower back or hip that radiates down into the buttock and back of the leg along the sciatic nerve, often to the foot.

How to avoid Sciatica?

  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Keep your back muscles strong.
  • Stretch your muscles.
  • Focus on good posture.
  • Lift properly.
  • Leave your purse at home.
  • Practice stress relief for back pain relief.
  • Sleep well.
     
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4 Causes Of Sciatica Pain And Its Treatment!

Dr. Kailash Kothari 86% (53 ratings)
MD - Anaesthesiology, MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Mumbai
4 Causes Of Sciatica Pain And Its Treatment!

Sciatica pain arises due to compression or injury to the sciatic nerve, which is the single largest nerve in our body. It consists of individual nerve roots, which branching out from the lower back (spine) to the back side of each leg. It supplies the sensation to the leg structures and power to the muscles of the legs. The origination of the sciatic pain lies in the lower back of the body and radiates down the buttock to the sciatic nerve. 

Causes of the sciatica pain 

  1. Herniated disc (also known as PIVD/DISC bulge) : Most common cause of low back pain and radiating leg pain could be a herniated disc in the lower back of the body. 
  2. Spondylosis: Spondylosis in the lower back would also be a reason for the development of the sciatica pain.It can cause reduction in the size of the gap though which the nerve exits. 
  3. Muscles and ligaments: In some cases spasm of the muscles in lower back may cause sciatica pain. Other causes are a spinal injury, degenerative disc disease, infection in and around the lower back. The pain would worsen, if an individual is in an occupation where he or she has to stand or sit for hours at length without physical activities. The lifting of heavy things would strain the sciatic nerves as well. 

How to identify sciatica pain? 
Sciatica pain varies from infrequent aching pain to a constant throbbing pain travelling down the lower back. So initially it is difficult to detect whether it is sciatic pain or not. But when the constant pain in the lower back leads right down in the leg, most of the times till the toes and foot, it is really time for an individual to get in touch with a doctor. The pain can give a burning or pricking sensation, sometimes very severe, making it difficult for the person to stand up or walk properly. Along with the pain, one can feel fatigued. If left untreated, it may cause permanent damage to the nerves and spinal cord (Rare). Treating it early is very important to prevent long term problems. 

Treatment for sciatica pain 

Sciatica can be treated in both surgical and non-surgical way. The non-surgical pain treatment would include physical exercises and oral medications along with natural treatment. 

  1. Medications: Painkiller medications prescribed by the doctor can be used to reduce sciatica. Medicines like aspirin, non-steroidal, mild opoioids or oral steroids can help reduce the pain. 
  2. Pain Management Steroid injection: Epidural steroid injection acts faster as it is injected in the affected area, thus providing relief from the pain quickly. This is done when other non surgical treatments are not working. This helps in avoiding surgery in almost 80% of the cases. 
  3. Exercise: Early morning exercises can be quite helpful. Surgery : Surgical treatment is required rarely as sciatica tends to respond well with non-surgical treatments. If the pain continues for over a month despite treatment, or patient is having some serious complications like loss of bladder and bowel function, surgical treatment will be considered. 
  4. Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy: The surgical treatment named Percutaneous endoscopic disc discectomy and foraminotomy constitutes a large part of interventional pain physicians and it has evolved considerably in terms of surgical technique and instrumentation. Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is a relatively new technique for removing lumbar disc herniation. It involves using an endoscope to visualize the disc removal. The discectomy is performed from under local anesthesia and sedation using specially developed instruments. The advantage of percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is that the disc is approached posterolaterally through the triangle of Kambin without the need for bone or facet resection thus preserving spinal stability. The procedure is day care and is done under local anaesthesia. Minimally invasive surgical options like endoscopic discectomy are boon for patients as they avoid any cut or sutures on the skin.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Back Pain Lumbago Sciatica

Dr. Qaisar Raza 86% (53 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Back Pain Lumbago Sciatica

Hypericum perforatum
This honeopathic remedy relieves lower back pain with sharp throbbing pain.

Ruta graveolens
This is used to relieve lower back pain caused or worsened by staying immobile.

 Causes
Umbago is often provoked by banal causes, i. E. A muscular or ligaments’ sprain, that may occur after a bad movement (as a fall), or after having lifted heavy weights or having done an exaggerated physical effort.
Obviously inadequate training, a wrong posture, overweight together with many other factors can help the happening of the problem.Other causes source from the spine itself: lumbago may descend from an arthritis of the spine (spondylosis) degenerative arthritis of the spinal vertebrae and related tissue; on the vertebral surface they may form the so called osteophytes (bony projections) that sometimes impinge on nerves causing pain.

Spine arthritis often shows up together with a problem of the intra vertebral discs that tend to become more thin. This causes the vertebrae to come closer with a consequent reduction of the space left for the nerve roots.The result is an irritation of the nerve structures that causes a lumbar sciatica. Another possible cause of compression of the nerve’s root is spinal disc herniation, main factor of sciatica.

Lumbar sciatica may also be caused by a narrowing (stenosis) of the vertebral canal inside which is contained the spinal marrow. Some persons are simply born with a more narrow canal than normal, while in some other cases stenosis can appear later, in example caused by an arthritis.There can also be an alteration of the spine, when a displacement of a vertebra in relation to the vertebrae below occurs (spondylolisthesis).

Symptoms


Almost everyone knows what is back pain. Lumbago is one of the most frequent problems: it is the second cause of medical visits after influenza and it has been estimated that 4 on 5 people suffer from it sooner or later in life.The spine is made by vertebras, separated by intra vertebral discs that act as shock absorbers, and its stability is assured by a group of ligaments and muscles.Inside the spine it is located the spinal marrow from which the nerves source and, coming out from spaces between a vertebra and another, they reach different parts of the body.The lumbar section of the spine, composed by 5 vertebras, is involved in almost every movement: it is fundamental to hold the back straight, to allow the torso rotation and its flexion. The back sustains most of the body weight and efforts and if its functions are compromised this can be strongly invalidating.The main symptom of lumbago is obviously pain that can locate in a specific area of the back.

The main symptom of lumbago is obviously pain that can locate in a specific area of the back.

It is often provoked by a muscle or ligaments sprain and it usually shows up together with a trauma, also called back strain.
Pain can be continuous and can sometimes ease by changing posture or practicing a light physical activity.
It is recommended not to practice heavy physical activity because it causes the symptoms to increase. When pain is provoked by a compression of one of the nerves' roots that come out from the lumbar spine, it tends to irradiate to the area reached by the entire nerve.So, if speaking of the lumbar spine, pain reaches the lower limb on the interested side of the body. In these cases the result is lumbar sciatica.
Ache may be felt after making an effort but also spontaneously and tends to be continuous and characterized by peaks of pain.

Prevention

Improving the physical conditions and following some simple rules can help preventing back ache: it is important to do aerobic physical activity periodically (i. E. Swimming or walking).In fact, training helps to strengthen the back and its resistance. Moreover it is important to hold in check the body weight, losing weight if necessary and doing reinforcement and stretching exercises focused on the abdomen, buttocks and back muscles.

Here are some suggestions that can turn useful in daily life.

  • When standing: if forced to spend a long time standing it is important to shift weight support from a leg to the other.
  • When sitting: it is recommended to use a chair suitable for the lumbar area;
  • The chair seat must allow to keep knees folded and feet well laid on the ground.
  • When lifting a weight. Knowing how to lift a weight in the correct way it is really useful to prevent low back pain: it is important to avoid using the back while doing it. Legs must be folded so that arms are at the same level of the object that needs to be lifted ; the object must be kept near the body. Moreover, it is better to avoid putting weights over the head.
  • When sleeping: in general the advice is to sleep on a hard mattress, even if recent studies recommended medium-hard ones. Avoid pillows which are too thick because they force the neck to bend excessively.

Self healing

  • It is important to avoid too long periods in bed: a light physical activity helps the recovery, obviously avoiding those movements that increase pain.
  • If lumbago is caused by an acute trauma it can be useful to initially apply ice. The latter can be applied for 15 minutes several times a day. Once spasm and acute pain are gone, heat can be applied.
  • With regard to body belt and corset, opinions are sometimes discordant therefore it is necessary a suggestion of an orthopedic specialist. In fact, even if they help keeping warmth on the damaged area, they tend to weaken the back muscle in the long term. For this reason it is better to do some exercises in order to reinforce the musculature.


Homoeopathic remedies
 

Aesculus
Pain in the very low back (the sacral or sacroiliac areas) that feels worse when standing up from a sitting position, and worse from stooping, may be eased with this remedy. Aesculus is especially indicated for people with low back pain who also have a tendency toward venous congestion and hemorrhoids.

Arnica montana
This remedy relieves lower back aches and stiffness from overexertion or minor trauma.

Bryonia
This remedy is indicated when back pain is worse from even the slightest motion. Changing position, coughing, turning, or walking may bring on sharp, excruciating pain. This remedy can be helpful for back pain after injury and backaches during illness.

Calcarea carbonica
This is often useful for low back pain and muscle weakness, especially in a person who is chilly, flabby or overweight, and easily tired by exertion. Chronic low back pain and muscle weakness may lead to inflammation and soreness that are aggravated by dampness and cold.

Calcarea phosphorica
Stiffness and soreness of the spinal muscles and joints, especially in the neck and upper back, may be relieved by this remedy. The person feels worse from drafts and cold, as well as from exertion. Aching in the bones and feelings of weariness and dissatisfaction are often seen in people who need this remedy.

Natrum muriaticum
Back pain that improves from lying on something hard or pressing a hard object (such as a block or book) against the painful area suggests a need for this remedy. The person often seems reserved or formal, but has strong emotions that are kept from others. Back pain from suppressed emotions, especially hurt or anger, may respond to natrum muriaticum.

Nux vomica
This remedy is indicated for muscle cramps or constricting pains in the back. Discomfort is made worse by cold and relieved by warmth. Pain usually is worse night, and the person may have to sit up in bed to turn over. Backache is also worse during constipation, and the pain is aggravated when the person feels the urge to move the bowels.

Rhus toxicodendron
This remedy can be useful for pain in the neck and shoulders as well as the lower back, when the pain is worse on initial movement and improves with continued motion. Even though in pain, the person finds it hard to lie down or stay still for very long, and often restlessly paces about. Aching and stiffness are aggravated in cold damp weather and relieved by warm applications, baths or showers, and massage.

Sulphur
This remedy is often indicated when a person with back pain has a slouching posture. The back is weak and the person feels much worse from standing up for any length of time. Pain is also worse from stooping. Warmth may aggravate the pain and inflammation.

Other remedies
Cimicifuga (also called actaea racemosa)

Severe aching and stiffness in the upper back and neck, as well as the lower back-with pains that extend down the thighs or across the hips - may be eased with this remedy. It is often helpful for back pain during menstrual periods, with cramping, heaviness, and soreness. A person who needs this remedy typically is talkative and energetic, becoming agitated or depressed when ill.

Dulcamara

If back pain sets in during cold damp weather, along with catching a cold, or after getting wet and chilled, this remedy may be indicated. Stiffness and chills can be felt in the back, and pain is usually worse from stooping.

Ignatia

Back pains related to emotional upsets-especially grief-will often respond to this remedy. Thee muscles of the lower back may spasm, and twitches, drawing pains, and cramps often occur in other areas.

Kali carbonicum

Kali carbonicum is a homeopathic medicine for lower back pain with the feeling that the knees are going to" give in"

Hypericum perforatum

This honeopathic remedy relieves lower back pain with sharp throbbing pain.

Ruta graveolens

This is used to relieve lower back pain caused or worsened by staying immobile.

 

Physiotherapy For Sciatica - Why Is It The Best Treatment Option?

Xcell Physiocare 86% (22 ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy)
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Physiotherapy For Sciatica - Why Is It The Best Treatment Option?

352241The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body. It runs from the lower back, through the buttocks, your hamstrings and into the lower leg. Sciatica means pain in the leg, numbness or any kind of weakness in the lower back. There can be many reasons for a leg pain such as an injury to the leg or it can be due to the main nerve which travels in the lower back. Many times, it is not diagnosed properly and hence it will take a lot of time to respond to the treatment or in some cases, it may not respond at all. 

Symptoms of Sciatica: 

  1. You will experience pain in the lower back only on one side of the body. 
  2. The pain continues from the lower back to the sciatic nerve. 
  3. Rarely, you will see the pain on both sides of the body or buttocks. 
  4. The pain is very sharp. 
  5. In some cases, the patient may experience a needles or pins sensation in the leg and in some cases, it is weakness or numbness in the lower back. 
  6. The pain gets so severe that you will not be able to walk or even stand. 
  7. If you have lower back pain combined with leg pain, then lower back pain is not going to be as severe as the leg pain. With the help of the symptoms, your doctor will be able to diagnose sciatica but in order to know the exact cause and origin of this pain, you will have to undergo other tests and examinations. 

Physiotherapy for Sciatica: 
There are many surgical treatments available for sciatica, but it is always good to go for non-surgical treatments. So you can opt for physiotherapy. You will be able to see better and long lasting results with this treatment. As it involves a thorough assessment of it o352241n which the treatment protocol is laid. 

Physiotherapy involves four phases: 

  1. Pain relief 
  2. Restoration of normal flexibility 
  3. Restoration of full functionality 
  4. Prevention of recurrence 

In sciatica, it is due to unbearable pain, you seek treatment. So that has to be treated initially. When you can see that the pain is under control, then the physiotherapist will start working on the range of motion for your joints. The muscle tension will be reduced and muscle strength will be improved. In the third stage, your physiotherapist will start working on restoring the normal function of your body, especially your legs and your lower back. In the last stage, the physiotherapist will help you with some exercises that will stop its recurrence. Usually, sciatica will return after some time but taking a little care at the early stage can prevent it.  In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Home Remedy For Sciatica Pain - साइटिका का घरेलू इलाज

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Home Remedy For Sciatica Pain - साइटिका का घरेलू इलाज

साइटिका के मरीज अक्सर काफी परेशानी का अनुभव करते हैं. आपको बता दें कि कई बार इस परेशानी से तत्काल छुटकारा के लिए लोग स्टेरॉयड इंजेक्शन ले लेते हैं जो कि काफी नुकसानदेह है. इसलिए हम आपको यहाँ पर साइटिका को दूर करने के लिए कुछ घरेलू और प्राकृतिक इलाज बताने जा रहे हैं. इन उपायों के इस्तेमाल से आप अपना सूजन और साइटिक तंत्रिका के दबाव को कम कर सकते हैं.


1. मालिश

कई बीमारियों को दूर करने के लिए मालिश की सहायता लिया जाता रहा है. जाहीर है ये एक ऐसी चिकित्सकीय विधि है जो कई साइटिका जैसी दर्द देने वाली बीमारियों में भी काफी राहत देती है. इसके साथ ही मालिश से हमारे शरीर की कई अन्य समस्याएँ जैसे कि मांसपेशियों की ऐंठन इत्यादि को भी दूर करती है. आपको बता दें कि मालिश के अन्य लाभों में तनाव का कम होना, रक्त संचार की बेहतरी इत्यादि है. इसके लिए एक तेल है सेंट जॉन वोर्ट तेल जिसको आप शुरुवात में जहां दर्द है वहाँ हफ्ते में 2-3 दिन मालिश करें. लेकिन जब इतने से बात न बने तो इसका इस्तेमाल रोजाना भी किया जा सकता है. इस तेल में सूजन को दूर करने वाले गुण मौजूद होते हैं जिससे आपको साइटिका के दर्द और सूजन से निजात मिलती है. इसके अलावा आप मालिश के लिए जायफल का तीन चम्मच पाउडर एक कप तिल के तेल में मिलाकर इसको गर्म करें. जब ये मिश्रण ठंडा हो जाए तो इसे ठंडा करके दर्द वाले जगह पर मालिश करें. नियमित रूप से कुछ हफ्तों तक प्रत्येक दिन दर्द होने पर मालिश करते रहें.

2. हल्दी से

हल्दी की सहायता से भी आप साइटिका का उपचार कर सकते हैं. आपको बता दें कि हल्दी में सूजन को दूर करने का गुण मौजूद होता है. दरअसल हल्दी में कर्क्यूमिन नामक एक ऐसा यौगिक पाया जाता है जो तंत्रिका तंत्र के दर्द और सूजन को दूर करने में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है. इसके बेहतर इसस्तेमाल के लिए आप एक चम्मच हल्दी में एक कप दूध मिलाकर इसमें दालचीनी का का भी एक छोटा टुकड़ा डालें. अब इस मिश्रण को अच्छे से उबालकर ठंडा होने पर इसमें मिठापन लाने के लिए इसमें शहद मिलाकर इसे नियमित रूप से दिन में एक बार या दो बार प्रत्येक दिन तब तक लेते रहें जब तक कि आपको कोई लाभ न नजर आए.

3. एक्यूपंक्चर

एक्यूपंक्चर कई बीमारियों को बिना किसी दवाई के ठीक करने का अनोखा तरीका है. इसकी सहाता से आप साइटिका से होने वाले दर्द को भी प्रभावी रूप से दूर किया जा सकता है. एक्यूपंक्चर को अपनाने से हमारे शरीर की मांसपेशियों को रेस्ट तो मिलता ही है इसके साथ ही ये शरीर को साइटिका को दूर करने के लिए सक्षम भी बनाता है. आपको बता दें कि एक्यूपंक्चर, हमारे शरीर के कुछ बिंदुओं को उत्तेजित करने के साथ ही सेंट्रल नर्वस सिस्टम को भी उत्तेजित करता है. एक्यूपंक्चर के इस्तेमाल से हमारे शरीर में कई प्रकार के रसायनों का स्राव होने लगता है जो कि दर्द में कमी लाते हैं. साथ ही ये रसायन स्वस्थ होने की मानसिक भावना भी जागृत करते हैं.

4. कैप्सैसिन क्रीम

रोजाना इस्तेमाल होने वाली लाल मिर्च में मौजूद कैप्सैसिन नामक एक ऐसा सक्रिय संघटक है जो कि स्वभावतः दर्द को दूर करने वाले पदार्थ की तरह काम करता है. यही नहीं कैप्सैसिन पी नामक एक न्यूरोट्रांसमीटर का स्तर भी नीचे लाने में काफी मददगार है. आपको बताते चलें कि दर्द वाले स्थान पर इसे रोज चार बार, न्यूनतम एक सप्ताह तक नियमित रूप से लगाएँ.
नोट:- कैप्सैसिन क्रीम या मरहम ऐसा है कि ये शुरू-शुरू में जलन की वजह भी बन सकता है. इसलिए इसे कटी-फटी स्किन्स पर इस्तेमाल न करें.

5. मेथी के बीज

मेथी के बीज को भी सूजन दूर करने के गुणों से युक्त बताया जाता है. इसकी सहायता से बना प्रलेप साइटिका के दर्द को भी खत्म करने में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है. मेथी के बीज का इस्तेमाल रूमेटीइड गठिया और गाउट पीड़ा जैसी बीमारियों में भी राहत के लिए किया जाता है. इसके लिए आपको एक मुट्ठी मेथी के बीज को पीसकर बारीक पेस्ट तैयार करके इसको पर्याप्त दूध मिलाकर गर्म करें. फिर इसे दर्द वाले स्थान पर जब तक राहत न मिले तब तक लगाते रहें.

6. इन बातों का भी रखें ध्यान

जितना हो सके अचानक हिलने-डुलने से बचें.
सोते या लेटते समय पीठ के निचले भाग पर बनने वाले दबाव को अच्छे पोस्चर बनाकर कम कर सकते हैं.
हमेशा बैठने के लिए पीठ को सीधी और घुटने को मोड़कर इसका सही इस्तेमाल करें.
सोने के लिए ऐसे गद्दे का इस्तेमाल करें जो कि बहुत सख्त बहुत नरम न हो.
रोजाना एक्सरसाइज़ करना भी आवश्यक है लेकिन ध्यान रहे ज्यादा न हो.
इस दौरान किसी भी तरह के धूम्रपान से आपको बचना चाहिए.

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Sciatica Pain - How Can It Be Identified?

Dr. K J Choudhury 87% (193 ratings)
MBBS, MD, M.N.A.M.S(Anaesthesiology), FWACS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Sciatica Pain - How Can It Be Identified?

Sciatica pain arises from the sciatic nerve which is the single largest nerve in our body. It consists of individual nerve roots, which branching out from the lower back of the spine to the back of each leg and combining together forms the sciatic nerve. The origination of the sciatic pain lies in the lower back of the body and radiates down the buttock to the sciatic nerve.

Causes of the sciatica pain

  1. ArthritisIf an individual is diagnosed with arthritis, then he or she can expect a throbbing pain or numbness down till the leg.
  2. Herniated discAnother cause could be a herniated disc in the lower back of the body.
  3. SpondylosisSpondylosis in the lower back would also be a reason for the development of the sciatica pain.
  4. PIVD/DISC bulge

Other causes are a spinal injury, diseased degenerative disc, infection on and around the lower back. The pain would worsen, if an individual is in an occupation where he or she has to stand or sit for hours at length. The lifting of heavy things would strain the sciatic nerves as well.

How to identify sciatica pain?
Sciatica pain varies from infrequent to a constant throbbing down the lower back. So initially it is difficult to detect whether it is sciatic pain or not. But when the constant pain in the lower back leads right down till the toes and foot, it is really time for an individual to get in touch with a doctor. The pain can give a burning sensation almost searing making it difficult for the person to stand up or walk properly. Along with the pain, one can feel fatigued. An involvement of the spinal cord is rare in the sciatic pain but is possible.

Treatment for sciatica pain
Sciatica can be treated in both surgical and non-surgical way. Surgical treatment is rare as sciatica tends to respond well with non-surgical treatments. If the pain continues for over a month despite treatment, surgical treatment will be considered. The non-surgical pain treatment would include physical exercises and oral medications along with natural treatment.

  1. Medications: Painkiller medications prescribed by the doctor can be used to reduce sciatica. Medicines like aspirin, non-steroidal or oral steroids can help reduce the pain.
  2. Steroid injection: Epidural steroid injection acts faster as it is injected in the affected area, thus providing relief from the pain quickly.
  3. Exercise: Early morning exercises can be quite helpful.
  4. Percutaneous Endoscopic DiscectomyThe surgical treatment of Percutaneous endoscopic disc dissectomy constitutes a large part of interventional pain physicians and it has evolved considerably in terms of surgical technique and instrumentation. Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is a relatively new technique for removing lumbar disc herniation. It involves using an endoscope to visualize the disc removal. The discectomy is performed through a posterolateral approach using specially developed instruments. The advantage of percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is that the disc is approached posterolaterally through the triangle of Kambin without the need for bone or facet resection thus preserving spinal stability. The procedure is day care and is done under local anaesthesia.

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