Pain in the back of modern man is not surprising.Sometimes they arise periodically and disappear without a trace, but often such painful sensations with enviable periodicity torment a person. It can be a sciatica. What is this for a disease, why it arises, and what symptoms can be observed in a person - this is what I want to tell you about.
First of all, we need to understand the concepts.So, radiculopathy or radiculitis - what is it? These are severe pains that a person can feel not only in the back, but also in the cervical region. They can appear not only during movement, but also in a calm state of the body. It is necessary to say that this is not an independent disease, but a complex of symptoms that are provoked by irritation or by a pinch of the spinal nerves. Neuropathologist is engaged in these problems.
Having understood the concept of "radiculitis", what is itand as in medicine this disease is called, it is necessary to tell about the causes of its occurrence. So, at the very beginning it should be noted that this is a scourge of people of advanced age. Statistics show that about 10% of people over 40 years old know firsthand what it is. And the whole point is that with the age of a person the most important minerals are washed away from the body. And this is the main cause of various problems with the spinal column and the near-vertebral nerves. It should be noted that even a small overload of the body or a small draft can make people of older age cause such a disease as sciatica.
But most often radiculitis causes various formsosteochondrosis. According to statistics, this occurs in 95% of all cases. The reasons for this are dystrophic changes in intervertebral discs and various complications of this disease. Also, sciatica can be a consequence of spine trauma, tumors, diseases of internal organs.
Physicians also say that sciatica isone of the symptoms of the intervertebral hernia. This stiffening of the nerve roots can also be caused by spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal).
So, radiculitis. What it is is understandable. Now we need to talk about what symptoms accompany the disease.
There are three types of radiculopathy.The first of these is cervical radiculitis. From one name it can be understood that it is localized in the cervical region. Symptomatics standard. Pain can be in any part of the neck, depending on where the affected nerve roots are.
The next kind of radiculopathy is chestradiculitis. From the name you can draw a simple conclusion that it is localized in the middle of the spine. Characteristic tingling, pain with irradiation, muscle weakness and numbness of affected areas. It is worth mentioning that chest radiculitis is extremely rare. All the fault is the slight flexibility of this department of the spine. Potential causes are often degenerative disc changes, disc hernias, stenosis, etc.
So, the sciatica of the lumbar region.Localized in this case is the disease in the lower back, in the lumbar part of it (this is where de center of gravity of the human body is located). Therefore, the problem can also be called sacral sciatica. Symptomatics for this type of disease is the same as with the rest. It is important to note that it is this subspecies of the disease in medicine that is called ischialgia. The most obvious symptom for a given subspecies of the disease is pain that extends to the hips and buttocks. There is a sciatica of the lumbar region most often as a consequence of diseases such as arthritis, a hernia or protrusion of the disc, degenerative changes of the vertebrae, compression fracture and other problems.
As mentioned above, sciatica is a set ofsymptoms, and not a separate disease. However, with such problems, it is best to seek help from a doctor. So, the complex of his actions will be as follows:
At the very beginning it is necessary to say that the treatmentwill depend on what kind of symptoms are manifested in this disease. And also from what caused radiculitis. So, initially it is necessary to cope with the cause of the disease. As for the symptoms, the medication will be aimed at relieving pain, inflammation and reducing possible edema.
One of the most effective techniques is massage with radiculitis. So, it's good if it can be done by professionals. However, otherwise, these actions can be carried out by any member of the family.
So, massage with radiculitis is over. However, the patient is not recommended to get up. It takes half an hour to lie down, covered with a blanket. After that, the patient site should be wrapped in a warm kerchief for two hours.
You can get rid of some of the symptoms of radiculitis with the help of medication.
Already almost completely considered such a problem as radiculitis (symptoms). Treatment with folk remedies is what is also important to tell.