The degenerative condition leading to pain appears
From the age of 30, degeneration begins to appear and leads to a higher risk of sciatica. Pain is often caused by a lumbar disc herniation, the mucus between the vertebrae spilling out of the fibrous capsule of the disc, causing the disc to collapse and lead to the nerves thereby being inserted. phenomenon of pain, numbness, throbbing, . .
Another reason is that the disc is degenerated, the disc structure is composed of thick fibrous pads and the cushioned core, the mucus that makes up the soft porosity, helps the spine reduce shock when the body moves. The mucus decreases over time, causing the proteins in the disc to degenerate and drain, causing pressure and irritation of the nerve roots leading to sciatica.
Spinal stenosis also causes sciatica. The spinal canal is a hollow drill between the vertebrae sections, the inside of which has roots of the nerve and spinal cord. When the bone buds in the lumbar region degenerate, the spinal canal in that area is narrowed. People over the age of 60 account for a higher incidence due to the natural aging of the spine
Sciatica requires long-term treatment and combines many methods such as physical therapy, medication, massage,. . . however, it cannot be completely cured, often relapses are more severe.
How to identify disease early
The first symptom is a low back pain, sudden or prolonged pain that lasts for a few hours, a pinched nerve caused by a herniated disc or lumbar spine. We can also identify sciatica through symptoms such as lumbar pain, spread to the hips, knees, and heels. Patients feel more pain, when strong exercise, coughing, sneezing, up and down stairs, gradually changing the standing posture. The pain is most severe in the early morning and in the evening, gradually the pain lasts longer and more intense.
This is followed by signs of tingling pain, daily activities such as crouching, climbing stairs, wearing high heels, difficult movements of the foot joints, the more severe cases can cause numbness, loss of sensation, urinary incontinence, and even temporary paralysis. Sciatica needs to be treated early because its sequelae are very dangerous such as scoliosis, muscle atrophy, asthenia, stress, depression.
People with sciatica need to go to specialized hospitals, to be treated promptly by doctors. During illness, patients should be rested, avoiding vigorous movement, running, jumping suddenly. . You should apply physiotherapy methods, use inversion table to stretch the spine. Apply 1-2 times a day, every 15-20 minutes. After being treated at the hospital, the patient should exercise with gentle movements, focusing on the back and spine to increase flexibility for the spine. When working to pay attention to the spine, avoid falling buttocks touch the ground, should not sit for long, after every hour should go back to relax the spine.