Probably everyone at least once faced with such unpleasant phenomenon of back pain, which is manifested in a strong supercooling or exertion.Sharp pain in the lumbar region of the back can still be called lumbago.This disease is also accompanied by a high tension in the muscles, which is why people can not stand up straight or attitude.The attack may last a few days, as long as the lack of timely and proper treatment.
Lumbago with sciatica: what is it?
In that case, if it is completely absent adequate treatment, with time beginning to develop in lumbago sciatica.This term stands for damage or pinching of the sciatic nerve.This phenomenon can occur in the background presence of pathological position of the nerve fibers change due to displacement.The sciatic nerve is responsible for the innervation of the lower extremities, as well as part of the transfer of the large intestine and pelvic organs of the nerve impulse.
If there is a connection lumbago and sciatica, requiring immediate medical attention
the initial stage of lumbago, which is still not compatible with sciatica, there is a burning or dull nagging pain in the sacral and lumbar spine.
can also be greatly strained muscle is pain at the site of the concentration.It appears difficulty even small movements in the spine.If the pain lasts for a long time, it begins a gradual decline in the physiological bending in the lumbar.Even at low loads is enhanced morbidity and resting it gradually subsides and soon completely lost.
development of symptoms of sciatica occurs when nerve entrapment condition.Because of this severe pain will spread to the front, side or back of the leg and thigh.During the walk there is an increase of symptoms.In some cases, the pain begins to give in hip and knee joint in the heel.Significantly reduced and skin sensitivity.The patient may notice that there is not only numbness, but a sense of tingling on the body, high fever or tingling, manifested in certain areas.The calf muscle cramps occur.
If sciatica occurs over a fairly long period of time, can occur degeneration of nerve fibers begins to develop lower extremity neuropathy.The result is a blood disorder, begins the gradual formation of the prerequisites for the stagnation of venous blood, as well as the acute shortage of revenue in the epidermis and muscle cells of nutrients.
injured limb can be reduced to the extent there is a loss of muscle strength usual.All this leads to lameness.In the most severe cases, when there is no timely and correct treatment, begins development of venous leg ulcers, which are quite difficult to give in medical therapy.
sciatica also can manifest the following symptoms:
- There is a feeling of general weakness and apathy, fatigue worries;
- There is a serious violation of the sexual function of the patient;
- Urination meager, palpitations, accompanied by pain (this is due to the chaotic work the pelvic floor muscles);
- dyspepsia manifested in the form of a violation of the natural processes of the digestive system;
- The abdominal pain occurs, which has unknown origin;
- Disturb frequent and prolonged constipation, which are periodically replaced by profuse diarrhea.
Therefore, lumbago and sciatica are serious and dangerous pathologies that require immediate medical attention.
Than to treat lumbago: medicated preparations
When diagnosing this disease, treatment should come with the use of certain medicinal products.Only a doctor can prescribe symptomatic treatment using the following means:
- drugs that reduce muscle tone;
- Application antispasmodics;
- use of tranquilizers, which are necessary for nervousness and anxiety states;
- Application of non-narcotic analgesics, which help not only to remove severe pain, but also eliminates the inflammation.
patient will be assigned not only for oral administration, but also local products (ointments, creams), composed of the special anti-inflammatory agents that help a lot faster to remove unpleasant pain.During treatment, the patient is credited with lumbago and injections, as this route of administration of drugs, anti-inflammatory effect, it will be safer, and the drugs are beginning to act more quickly.
Applied physiotherapy methods are not capable of providing 100% therapeutic result, but, nevertheless, they often continue to be used.Such methods include the following:
- Applications paraffin and ozocerite;
- Vacuum therapy;
- Applying cold (often applied a simple towel, pre-soaked in cold water);
- Treatment wormwood or moksoterapiya.
Along with the use of manual therapy, massage, treatment with leeches (hirudotherapy) is used, and acupuncture.The most important thing to any of the treatments carried out only an experienced practitioner in this field.All therapies are aimed at quickly as possible to remove pain, improve blood circulation, eliminate inflammation, normalizovatlimfotok near the waist.In almost all cases assigned holding gentle massage, the duration of each procedure is not very large, all the movements of the masseur should be as soft, performed without the use of force and pressure.
Lumbago: home treatment
to treat lumbago can be applied not only to modern medicines, but also folk remedies (just after doctor's permission):
- Baths.Take 500 grams of pumpkin tops, tomatoes, beets, cucumbers and willow.All components are thoroughly crushed and then added to a mixture of egg shells (20 eggs) and again all properly crushed.Then in a barrel 70 liters shifted all the ingredients and pour boiling water (50 liters).Now we need to wait until the water has cooled slightly, then the patient sits in a barrel, and is in such a bath about 20 minutes.
- packs.For the preparation of therapeutic compress should take the flour, horseradish root, vinegar and salt.Several horseradish wash and thoroughly crushed, then introduced him to the flour (which is equal to their weight), salt and vinegar.All the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.The resulting mixture is used as a compress, which are placed on the affected area and left for a few hours.Once the wrap is removed, you must little to calm irritated skin, and this applied wraps made from the cooled broth bran.Once removed irritation and redness, skin will become a normal healthy color, can be repeated to make a compress.
- broth.In equal amounts taken plantain leaf, grass clover, calendula, bilberry shoots, grass horsetail (all components need to be used only in dried form).All ingredients are well mixed and pulverized.2 tbsp.l.raw materials are passed in a thermos and pour boiling water (500 g).After 12 hours, the infusion should be filtered and removed from it all grass.Take this drug decoction is necessary after every meal for 2 weeks.The course of treatment and after the pain will pass.The basis of the therapeutic effect of the drug is a strong diuretic effect, as well as the removal of edema and anti-inflammatory process has begun.
- Infusions.In equal proportions necessary to take hop cones, leaves, cranberries, mint herb, angelica root, chamomile flowers, grass nettles.All components are thoroughly crushed and mixed.2 tbsp.l.the resulting drug collection should be put in a thermos and pour boiling water (500 g), leave to infuse overnight.In the morning ready infusion should be filtered and taken on an empty stomach in the morning and before dinner on Article 0.5.The course of treatment lasts as long as no twinges disappear.
See also: sciatica
Lumbago - a complex disease that requires timely and competent treatment, especially when it is accompanied by sciatica.Therapy includes both medical treatment and alternative techniques, and traditional medicine.The only rule: all the treatments and medications should appoint a doctor after a thorough examination and diagnosis!