What is sciatica?
According to statistics, in 95% of cases the cause of radiculitis is osteochondrosis – a disease associated with the gradual destruction of the cartilage of intervertebral discs. As a result, the discs lose elasticity, the spine collapses, and the vertebrae are displaced.
If the displaced vertebra pinches the root of the spinal nerve, which passes through the opening between the two vertebrae, sciatica develops – inflammation of the spinal nerves. If osteochondrosis develops into radiculitis, special treatment is required, taking into account the neurological symptoms of the disease.
Lumbar radiculitis: symptoms
Treatment of sciatica is impossible without knowledge of the symptoms, indicating that back pain is caused by inflammation of the spinal roots, and not by osteochondrosis or pain in the stiff back muscles.
Symptoms of sciatica:
- Sharp pain in the back, “giving” in the leg. Such pain indicates damage to the spinal nerves.
- Violation of the sensitivity of the legs. Due to the fact that the nerve impulses pass through the squeezed root worse, numbness, burning or tingling can occur in the legs.
- Muscle weakness. Due to impaired nerve impulse patency, the back muscles lose their tone, and the loin begins to tire quickly.
How to cure sciatica
The answer to the question of how to treat radiculitis depends on the causes of the inflammation of the nerve roots. If sciatica is associated with a back injury or an infectious disease, the primary disease should be cured first.
Treatment of lumbosacral radiculitis associated with osteochondrosis involves strengthening the back with exercise, taking medications that slow down the destruction of cartilage, and taking muscle relaxants that relieve muscle cramps.
An important remedy for radiculitis is a warming medical belt. The Russian company Intertextile Corp. has developed an elastic treatment belt designed specifically for the treatment of lumbar radiculitis. The elastic belt “Intex” warms and supports the muscles of the back, accelerating their relaxation and facilitating the maintenance of posture, reducing the displacement of the vertebrae. As a result, the pressure on the spinal roots is reduced.
In addition, the elastic belt “Inteks” stimulates blood circulation in the lumbar region. As a result, the availability of nutrients, oxygen and drugs for cartilage intervertebral disks is increased. This allows you to slow down the destruction of cartilage and facilitates the treatment of sciatica.