Causes, treatment and how to deal with it?

Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that can radiate to the foot and pass through the buttocks, thigh, and calf. Its causes, amputated sciatica, treatment… How do we treat it?

Definition: What is sciatica?

Sciatica (more commonly called Sciatica) Is characterized by “Sharp pain in the lower extremity along the path of the sciatic nerveBack surgeon Nicholas Parrott explains. This pain is a symptomCompression, irritation or damage to the sciatic nervefrom L5 or S1 nerve roots. Therefore, sciatica Symptoms of pathology.

What is the difference between sciatica and sciatica?

It’s the same thingback surgeon says, This is a misuse of languageSciatica is an umbrella term that describes any pain affecting this nerve.Sciatica is pain along the path of the sciatic nerve“.

What causes sciatica?

The main cause of pressure is at the level of the lumbar spine Compress L5 or S1 rootsThe sciatic nerve arises from these two rootsNicholas Parrott explains that the most common causes of sciatica are:

  • Herniated disc
  • Narrow lumbar canal
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoporosis
Diagram of sciatica © VectorMine – / Women’s Health Magazine

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

The main symptom of sciatica is Sharp pain in the lower extremity. can stretch From the lower back to the toes through the thigh and buttocks“, explains the surgeon. Sciatica can affect one or both lower extremities. Other symptoms are:

  • Electric shock sensations
  • Numbness
  • muscle numbness;
  • Loss of muscle tone.

Despite the pain, the leg remains Natural appearance, without swelling or discoloration. Sciatica is a symptom, and behind this pain hides a pathology that must be discovered with a health professional.

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What is amputated sciatica?

Some patients may feel Partial pain affecting the back of the thigh or just below the buttocks, This is called amputated sciatica. This is a description of pain affecting part of the sciatic nerve.

Imaging is not needed to diagnose sciaticadoctor’s reports, When a patient feels pain in the buttocks or leg, it is sciatica– Imaging examinations in particular MRIHelp find the cause of sciatica.

What is the treatment to get rid of sciatica?

“You have to give yourself time first.back surgeon explains, If the sciatica does not result in a motor deficit, the patient should call general practice If the pain persists after a few daysThe doctor may prescribe Pain killer“,”However, if the pain persists despite the treatment, the patient will have to go through Lumbar MRI To identify and describe the cause of sciatica offsideReporting by Nicholas Parrott. Rest is not always the answerthe surgeon warnsAnd You have to stay as active as possible and maintain a healthy lifestyle“. the final destination, “If medical treatment fails, Surgery may be consideredBut always at the patient’s request.says Nicholas Parrott.

Thanks to Dr. Nicolas Parrott, Spine Surgeon at Institut Barisan du Douce.

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