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Information About Sciatica

We Have to Know about the Sciatica

  • Sciatica majorly Pain that radiates from back into buttock and leg to the ankle
  • It’s a symptom of another problem involving the nerve, such as a herniated disk

Causes of Sciatica

  • Slipped disc
  • Injuries to the back
  • Wrong gait

Do’s and Don’ts of Sciatica

  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain proper posture when you sit.
  • Use good body mechanics
  • Don’t bend forward

Signs & Symptoms of Sciatica

  • Numbness or muscle weakness along the nerve pathway in your leg or foot. In some cases, you may have pain in one part of your leg and numbness in another
  • Tingling or a pins-and-needles feeling, most commonly in your toes or part of your foot.
  • A loss of bladder or bowel control

Medical advice for Sciatica

  • Sciatica Sudden, severe pain, numbness or muscle weakness in your back or leg
  • The pain follows a violent injury, such as a traffic accident
  • Trouble controlling your bowels or bladder

Risk factors of Sciatica

  • Sciatica : Age-related changes in the spine
  • A job that requires you to twist your back, carry heavy loads or drive a motor vehicle for long periods
  • Walking and jogging have been associated with an increased risk of sciatica
  • Genetic factors
  • Diabetes

Treatment for Sciatica

  • Medicines
  • Physiotherapy

Self-care for Sciatica

  • Initially apply cold packs and then After 48 hours, apply heat to the areas that hurt
  • Stretching.
  • Physical therapy
  • Regular exercise

Investigations for Sciatica

  • MRI , CT Scan, Spinal X-ray, Magnetic therapy.