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Medication for sciatica nerve inflammation

A health disorder is always unpleasant, doubly unpleasant if accompanied by painful pain. Sciatica refers specifically to such pathologies. To remove the symptoms of inflammation and to correct the situation can only complex therapy, which includes physiotherapy treatment and a set of special exercises. However, in an acute period, medication is inevitable. Let's consider its basic principles.

Treatment of sciatica with medication

A little anatomy

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. Starting from the sacral nerve plexus, it descends from the buttocks on the posterior surface of the legs approximately to the level of the shank, where it splits into two smaller branches. Inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which in medicine was called sciatica, is accompanied by characteristic pain along the nerve. Neuralgia of the sciatic nerve, sciatica is not a separate disease. This is a symptomatic complex that accompanies many pathologies of the spine.

Causes and factors of sciatica development

Inflammation of the sciatic nerve can cause both various pathologies of the spinal column and diseases of the internal organs, in particular of the pelvic organs. Most often, sciatica is a consequence of the following diseases:

  • osteochondrosis, osteoarthritis of intervertebral joints - with these pathologies on the vertebrae, bony outgrowths( osteophytes) are formed, which compress the nerve, provoking the inflammatory process;
  • intervertebral hernia - pinched roots, forming the nerve, occurs due to hernial protrusion;
  • pear-shaped muscle syndrome, other tunneling neuropathies;
  • infectious processes - the nerve becomes inflamed as a result of toxins in diseases such as tuberculosis, syphilis, typhoid, malaria, generalized sepsis;
  • intoxication of the body - sciatica can be a consequence of both external influences( alcohol, poisoning by poisons) and damage to substances produced in the body( with gout, diabetes).

Often the factor that provoked sciatica inflammation is hypothermia. Under the influence of low temperatures, the body's defenses are weakened, the symptoms of inflammation gain strength.

medical treatment of sciatica

Symptoms of

The main symptom of pinch of the sciatic nerve is pain along the nerve fibers. Symptoms of the lesion are reduced to the pain in the lower back, which descends to the buttocks and further - along the back of the thigh and lower leg to the foot. Neuralgia is usually one-sided, but it can also capture both limbs. Painful symptoms are sharp, shooting character, amplifying at movement or loading. A characteristic feature of sciatica is the symptoms of tension: the pain is sharply increased by flexing the affected limb in the pelvic joint, tilting the head or torso forward.

Other neurological signs are noted:

  • burning, numbness or "goose bumps" on the skin on the back of the foot;
  • reduced sensitivity;Gait of gait.

All of these features allow you to easily identify the problem. Despite this, a neurologist should diagnose and prescribe the treatment. After all, depending on the cause that caused the sciatica inflammation, the therapy regimens can differ significantly from each other.

Treatment of

Sciatica today is a well-studied pathology, the scheme of its treatment has already been worked out. It includes not only medicamental, but also manual therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy, special complexes of physiotherapy exercises and other methods of treatment. The main goal of therapeutic measures is to stop the pain syndrome and reduce inflammation.

injections with sciatica

Generally, for this purpose, mainly preparations for intramuscular or intravenous administration are used. Tablets with pinch of the sciatic nerve are almost not used, because the symptoms are too intense. In some cases, it is necessary to treat by injecting the drug into the spinal canal.

Medical therapy

Treatment of pinch of the sciatic nerve involves the use of several groups of drugs.


In order to treat sciatica, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are most often used. The advantage of the preparations of this pharmacological group is the ability to block prostaglandins as the main mediators of the inflammatory process. In addition, they do not cause permanent addiction, which makes it possible to treat them with a sufficiently long time, without fear of dependence. At the moment, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are quite widely represented in pharmacy chains. There you can find both prescription drugs, and available on a free sale. The most commonly used medicines are

  • Ketonal, Ketanov( Ketoprofen) - available in ampoules, capsules, tablets, suppositories and as ointments, with sciatica most often used intramuscularly( up to three times a day2 ml), but the symptoms are well removed and topical application( ointment);
  • "Piroxicam" - is issued in the form of a solution( ampoules of 1-2 ml), tablets, suppositories, gel, cream, can be applied either locally or injectively - 1-2 ml once a day to relieve an acute pain attack;
  • "Meloksikam"( "Movalis", "Ameloteks") - is produced in tablet and injection forms, is one of the safest preparations of the NSAID group;
  • "Nimesulide"( "Nyz", "Nimesil") - is available in the form of powders, tablets, capsules. The usual dosage of 100 mg per day, in the first days may increase to 200 mg;
  • "Celebrex" - capsules, the recommended daily dose is up to 200 mg, but with severe pain it can be increased to 400-600 mg in the first dose, followed by a decrease in the dose to 200 mg.

There are a lot of NSAIDs, but despite availability, prescribe them and treat pinching of the sciatic nerve, it is necessary under the guidance of a doctor.

piroxicam in sciatica

Side effects and contraindications NSAIDs

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the case of their long or uncontrolled use can give a variety of side effects. In the first place, the gastrointestinal tract suffers. The risk of developing gastric ulcer and gastric bleeding increases. Taking medications together with food slightly reduces the possibility of such complications, but also reduces the effectiveness of the drug. The following complications are also possible:

  • pressure increase;
  • disorders in the functioning of the kidneys( edema);
  • bleeding;
  • headaches.

Do not use NSAID drugs in conjunction with blood thinners, this increases the risk of bleeding.


According to the research, the appointment of B vitamins together with NSAIDs significantly reduces the duration of the pain period. With sciatica, as well as with other neuritis, vitamins B1, B6 play an important role. Usually appointed intramuscularly for 1-2 ml( the dosage should be determined by the doctor).

Steroid preparations

As a rule, they start to be applied if non-steroid preparations have not been able to relieve the symptoms of inflammation. Most often, in order to treat pinching of the nerve, the following drugs are used:

  • "Dexamethasone";
  • "Prednisone";
  • "Methylprednisone".

Drugs do not have an analgesic effect, but they quickly relieve inflammation and reduce swelling of the tissues, thereby reducing pain. In this case, often there is a need for the administration of a drug substance in tissues located around the pinching of the nerve, or epidurally. This procedure is called blockade and is performed only by experienced doctors.

Side effects of

The need for long-term treatment with steroid medications can also have a side effect. Usually it consists in the following:

  • increase in body weight;
  • risk of developing a stomach ulcer;
  • osteoporosis;
  • swelling;
  • increase in blood coagulation.


In case of intolerable pain, pain medication can be prescribed. These include Vicodin, Morfine, Percadon, Catadolon, and Tramadol. They do not reduce inflammation, but alleviate the patient's condition by reducing pain. These substances are narcotic and are subject to strict accounting, they can not be purchased without a doctor's prescription.

Centralized muscle relaxants

This group of drugs is aimed at arresting muscle spasm in the inflammatory zone, and also has central analgesic effect. Miorelaxants are prescribed together with NSAIDs and preference is given to the following drugs:

  1. "Midokalm";
  2. "Sirdalud";
  3. "Baclofen".


In order to treat sciatica inflammation, one medication is not enough. Methods of physiotherapy begin to apply when the acute stage has already passed. The principle of their action is based on the fact that, acting on the inflammation focus, they remove the edema and improve the blood circulation of the affected area, thereby reducing the intensity of pain. In sciatica, the following procedures may be prescribed:

  • electrophoresis or phonophoresis with various medicinal substances;
  • DDT;
  • magnetotherapy;
  • UHF;
  • paraffin applications.
device for electrophoresis

Massage and physiotherapy are effective in pinching the sciatic nerve.


Treatment of pinch of the sciatic nerve is not only in drug therapy and physiotherapy. Excellent results can be achieved using a method such as treatment with leeches. Their saliva, which contains a large number of biologically active substances, has a positive effect on the inflamed nerve. In a secret that secrete leeches, in addition to hirudin, which dilutes the blood and prevents the formation of blood clots, there are substances that break down the products produced during inflammation of the tissues. In addition, saliva leech has the ability to dilate blood vessels.

hirudotherapy with sciatica

This promotes increased blood supply in the area where the inflamed nerve is, providing tissues with adequate nutrition. Leeches help relieve pain, reduce inflammation. In addition, the secret of the leech has not only a local, but also a general effect on the body. Under its influence, the walls of the vessels are cleared of cholesterol plaques, immunity is strengthened. Saliva leech also has an anti-edema effect, which also helps to reduce pain syndrome.

To affect the affected sciatic nerve, six leeches will be required. On the leg leeches are installed in the following sequence: on the back surface, the first - 3 cm below the popliteal fossa along the middle line of the foot, the second and third set under it with an interval of 3 cm. The second leg of leeches are installed the same way.

Criteria of treatment effectiveness and prevention of exacerbations

Criteria showing the effectiveness of treatment, is the decrease in intensity, and then the disappearance of the pain syndrome, a reduction in neurological symptoms.

In order for neuralgia of the sciatic nerve to not be repeated and the treatment should not be repeated again, several simple rules must be observed. First of all, it is worth paying attention to your bed. The mattress should not be too soft or hard. Do not over-strain, but forget about the feasible exercise can not. When working with a long stay in a sitting position, it is important to properly allocate time for outdoor activities, as well as use high-quality office furniture, if necessary - orthopedic corsets.


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How to treat sciatica - medicamentous and folk methods

Sciatica is a pathological condition with a characteristic pain syndrome due to sciatica nerve inflammation. Already the very word because of its unusual sound can alert and scare the patient. What is it? The very term in the literal translation from the Greek language( ishion) just stands for the seat. Sciatica is not an independent disease, but a syndrome, a complex of symptoms that occur in many diseases.

Causes of

Most often, sciatica is a consequence of diseases such as:

  • Lumbosacral sciatica due to hypothermia
  • Osteochondrosis of the lumbosacral spine
  • Spine injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Specific spinal cord injuries - tuberculosis, malignant neoplasm
  • Inflammatory pelvic organs - bladder, small intestine, uterus

Thus, sciaticacan develop both because of the primary pathology of the spinal column, and again because of the pathology of the internal organs. Therefore, the doctor, before assigning a medical treatment for sciatica, should establish its cause in each specific case. Although in different situations the essence of pathological processes and negative manifestations of this condition is approximately the same. And the approaches to treatment, despite some differences in different situations, have similarities.

Pathological changes and signs

Nerve compression Nerve compression

How does sciatica go? The characteristic symptoms of sciatica are due to the peculiarities of the sciatic nerve, in which inflammatory processes are noted. The sciatic nerve is the nerve of the sacral plexus. It is formed by the roots of the two lower lumbar and three upper sacral spinal nerves. This nerve passes through the gluteal region along the posterior surface of the thigh, in the region of the popliteal fossa before passing to the shin it divides into two main branches, which pass to the plantar surface of the foot.

The peculiarity of this nerve is that it is the largest not only in the sacral plexus, but also in the human body. Accordingly, the pain syndrome in the inflammatory lesion of this nerve will be quite intense. And inflammatory phenomena occur often, because it is the lumbosacral department that experiences the maximum physical load. Here, most often observed radiculitis, osteochondrosis, disc hernias.

Sciatica manifests itself along the sciatic nerve - in the lumbosacral region and buttocks, along the posterior surface of the thigh and lower leg with the transition to the sole of the foot. It is here that all the negative manifestations of this condition are noted, including:

  • Sharp pain of shooting character that increases with physical activity
  • Sensitivity decrease
  • So-called paresthesia - burning sensation, numbness, crawling of the skin
  • Gait disorders
  • Tension symptoms -flexing the limb in the hip joint, tilting the head and torso forward.

These signs, their typical localization and one-sided nature of lesions( one pair of sciatic nerves inflames) make it easy to distinguish sciatica from similar pathological conditions.

How to treat sciatica? Official medicine for this uses pharmacological means of general and local action, the effect of which is fixed by physiotherapy and massage procedures, therapeutic gymnastics. Tablets in this case are practically not used. The main routes of administration are intramuscular or intravenous. Some means for local anesthesia( the so-called local anesthetics) are injected directly into the spinal canal. We advise reading: folk cure for gout Folk methods of treating gout

In general, anesthesia, although it does not eliminate the cause of sciatica, but plays an important role in its treatment. In this regard, use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - butadione, indomethacin, ibuprofen. They relieve inflammation and swelling of the fibers of the sciatic nerve and thus eliminate pain. But the use of these drugs is not desirable with certain concomitant diseases - gastritis, stomach ulcer, bronchial asthma.

Therefore, non-steroidal agents are combined with steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. The latter include hormonal drugs - prednisolone, hydrocortisone. In this case, they are used as ointments for the external processing of the lumbar-sacral region.

Anesthesia is achieved by novocain blockade - novocaine by injections of a special needle is inserted into the lumbosacral region, thereby achieving anesthesia. With the purpose of resorption of inflammatory foci and stimulation of metabolic processes, vitamins C and B, aloe, lidase, methyluracil, levamisole are administered.

Physiotherapy, massage and physiotherapy

Later, when the acute stage is over, physiotherapy, massage and exercise therapy can be added to the drug treatment. In this plan, UHF, phonophoresis, and Bernard's diadynamic currents are shown. All these types of treatment are performed in the absence of contraindications, as they are:

  • Acute stage of sciatica
  • Pregnancy
  • Childhood age
  • Alcoholism, drug addiction
  • Tuberculosis
  • Malignant oncology
  • Previous internal bleeding
  • Skin changes at the site of application

Sciatic exercises aim to eliminate pain andswelling of the sciatic nerve, relaxation of muscles and stimulation of metabolic processes in the affected area. They can be performed in any of the positions - sitting, standing or lying down. But from the physiological point of view, when performing the exercises, it is best to lie on a flat, rigid surface. Below are the most effective exercises.

First you need to lie with your back on a flat floor, bend your knees, bring them to your chest. Simultaneously, you need to grab your buttocks with your hands. In this position, you should stay for half a minute, and then you need to straighten your legs, stretch your arms along the body, relax all muscles. This exercise should be repeated up to 10 times.

physiotherapy Exercises help to remove the swelling and pain

In the future, you need to roll over on your side and again bring your knees bent at the knees to the trunk, and then relax them, stretching the toes of the feet. This exercise is also performed 10 times. Then they turn over on their stomachs, and, leaning on their hands, raise the case as if pushing. In this case, the pelvis and legs remain immobile. With the help of these and other exercises, you can treat sciatica at home. But the preliminary consultation of a physiotherapist and a specialist in physiotherapy exercises will not be superfluous.

Massage with sciatica is combined with physiotherapy. Thanks to the massage, effects similar to those achieved with the use of physical procedures and physiotherapy exercises are achieved. Massage is carried out intensively every day or every other day using a point or segmental method. Thus massage movements are directed from below upwards from fingers of feet to overlying sites. The duration of each massage is 30-35 minutes.

Traditional medicine recipes

In the fight against sciatica, folk medicine also does not stand aside. Treatment of sciatica with folk remedies pursues the same goals as therapy in traditional ways. Recipes of traditional medicine are very numerous, but in each of them only natural remedies are used either in pure form or in the form of mixtures, solutions, infusion, decoctions. Here are some of them.

You need to take fresh wax from the apiary, warm it up( but not melt it).In this form, it is placed on the waist and sacrum, from above is covered with cellophane and tied with a woolen cloth. It turns out a kind of compress. If the procedure is done daily at night, then a few days later the pain will go away.

Cabbage leaves can be used in a similar way. It is necessary to take a few fresh juicy leaves with cut petioles and for 3 minutes.throw them into boiling water, but do not cook. Then put on the lower back and make a compress in the manner described above. Similarly, you can use the leaves of other plants - burdock and birch.

Although they say that radish radish is not sweeter, but each of these products, placed on a piece of tissue and attached to the loin in a crushed form, is an effective folk remedy for sciatica.

Effective means is infusion of pine buds. For its preparation 2 tbsp. Spoon the kidneys with 2 cups of boiling water. In this form, the product is infused for half a day. The obtained infusion is suitable both for internal use( half cup 3-4 times a day), and for the outside in the form of compresses.

Despite the fact that recipes from natural remedies have proven themselves on the best side, it is hardly possible to cure sciatica with the help of folk medicine alone. In order to eliminate this ailment, an integrated approach is needed with the advice of a therapist, neurologist, radiologist and surgeon. A treatment for sciatica should be carried out using all the above methods. Only under this condition it will be effective.

Sciatica treatment with folk remedies

• rub the sore spot with bear or badger bacon;

• twice a week to visit the bath and strongly soar the sore spots with a birch broom;

• apply horseradish leaves to the sore spot, and cover with a woolen cloth on top;

• rub the sore spots with infusion of unblown birch buds on vodka;

• wear red pants, woolen or flannel;

• take a bath with pine extract.

• To avoid recurrence of sciatica,

should be avoided • supercooling!


The cut side of a fresh leaf of a room flower of an agave to grease a sore spot along the nerve. Use should not be very young( weakly acts), but also not very old( burns the skin) leaf of the plant. Cut the leaf closer to the trunk, trim the thorns, wash, cut along. You need to rinse 1 to 2 times a day. Later you can simply cut the leaf into pieces and apply for 2-3 hours every day.

1. Rinse the sap of the indoor flower of the agave, not very young( it weakly acts), but also not very old( burns the skin) with juice of the sciatica. A flower leaf, cutting off closer to the trunk, washing, pruning thorns, dividing flat, squeezing out the juice and rubbing it. First time to rub for a short while, since the skin is so gentle that from a strong grinding "the heart grasps."Therefore, you need to rub the sore spots twice a day. Sometimes after that there is a rash, but then it withers and disappears. The remedy works very well with rheumatism of the feet.

2. Wear, without removing, directly on the naked body red flannel or knitted woolen pants.

3. Rinse daily for a month a sick place with bear fat.

Color treatment

It is known that red color treats viral infections, removes inflammation. Therefore, when sciatica is recommended to warm up the sore spots with a special red lamp.

Treatment with stones and minerals

For treatment, jade, agate in the form of coulombs, amethyst and carnelian are placed on the eyes. Stones can be worn as decorations.

Grinded minerals are used for point massage. In addition to carnelian and amethyst, amber, silicon and feldspars are quite suitable for these purposes. One of the ways to treat minerals is to insist them in water to activate, energize and structure it. Also use a powder of stones, adding it to medical creams and ointments.


The ring healing magnet is superimposed on the sore spot for no more than 30 minutes by the working side to the body, and the arrow is adjusted along the vertical lines of the body. Applicator sheet magnetic is recommended to be worn constantly, until the pain syndrome is removed, but not more than 1 week. Then they take a break for 4-5 days and repeat the course of treatment. Also used are micromagnets in the form of fine fractions, which are superimposed on the lower back and along the course of the diseased nerve or its branches, fixed with plaster for 3-5 days.3-4 times a day you need to click on each micromagnet for 1 to 2 minutes, thereby combining the magnetic action with a point massage.

Treatment with leeches

With sciatica, with stagnation of blood and stretching of the arteries, 6 leeches are put.3 leeches - along the midline of the posterior surface of the leg, retreating from the popliteal fossa to 3 cm - the first leech, 3 cm down - the second and 3 cm below the third one. In the same way leeches are placed on the other leg.

Treatment of mumiye

Since ancient times, mummies have been used to treat sciatica and generally acute inflammatory radiculitis.


The mummy is also used in the form of electrophoresis of a 4% solution in distilled water for 15-20 minutes at a current intensity of 5 to 20 mA.There are 10-15 sessions. Due to the high efficiency of this method, the need to designate the mummy inside is somewhat reduced. In combination with electrophoresis, the mummy is treated with lidaz. It prevents and resolves scar processes inside the nerve, promoting proper growth of nerve fibers. Mumiye has a stimulating effect on the regenerative processes of the nervous tissue. In patients with a mild degree of sciatica, after only 1-2 courses of treatment, all functions are fully restored: all kinds of sensitivity, the volume of active movements in the joints, the strength of the muscles in the affected limb are renewed.

Wash remover

2 g mumiye, 1 teaspoon powder of purified sulfur.

Method of preparation.

Mumiye and sulfur mixed.

How to use.

After a warm bath, rub the mixture with a few drops of warm water until it dries. The procedure should be carried out once a day every day.

Internal application mumiye

Inside the mummy is taken by 0.1 g 2 times a day in the morning 30 minutes before breakfast and at night before going to bed for 4-5 days. Conduct 3-5 courses of treatment before recovery. Also can be used as a 3% solution of 25 ml 2 times a day.


The bees are placed along the nerves, with the lumbosacral radiculitis - and the lumbosacral region. The regret is applied as follows.

On the 1st day - one abdomen in the lumbar region, the other - along the nerve path 4 cm above the popliteal fossa on the back of the thigh. On day 2 - the first time in the lumbar region between lumbar vertebrae III and IV, the second and third times - along the nerve in the place of the gluteal fold 3 cm below the protrusion of the tibia.

Just for 1 course of treatment 55 stings are done. Every day the number of bees is increased, by the 10th day they put up to 10 bees at the same time. When a poisonous bubble of a bee is completely emptied, i.e., ceases to shrink, pull out a sting and smear the body with any indifferent ointment.

Rubbing propolis ointment

An excellent effect in the treatment of sciatica is observed when rubbing a 15% propolis ointment into the affected area and then heating it with a Minin lamp.

Avicenna method


50 grams of ammonium chloride, 50 ml of purified turpentine, 50 g of birch tar, 50 ml of camphor oil, 10 ml of wine alcohol, 100 ml of acetic essence, 15 shaving blades.

Method of preparation.

Put the shaving blades in the essence and insist in a dark place for 2 weeks. Then add the remaining components to the solution. Shake before use.

Sciatica. Folk remedies for sciatica. Causes, symptoms. VIDEO

The disease that develops due to sciatica is called sciatica . If a person is ill with this disease, then he has sharpened two or three times a year. Often ill with sciatica do not seek medical help, but suffer pain for several days, after which they forget about the disease until the next sharpening. Irresponsible attitude to sciatica can lead to the fact that after a while the illness will not allow the patient to live as before.

The sciatic nerve is the largest in the human body. It is located in the lumbar spine, as well as in the leg, at the bottom of which it divides into small nerves. It is because of this cause that pain in sciatica can manifest anywhere. As a rule, the patient has pain, which resembles a "lumbago" through the entire leg from the waist to the heel. But there are cases when the pain is palpable only in some parts of the leg.

Causes of sciatica

Sciatica can develop from many factors. This disease can be caused after hypothermia or complications after tuberculosis or influenza. Pinching or traumatizing the nerve roots can be any changes in the shape of the vertebrae, intervertebral hernia, tumor, degeneration or deformation of the intervertebral disc. The list of causes of sciatica is: gynecological diseases, birth trauma, constipation, arthritis and diabetes.

Symptoms of sciatica

The existence of many causes of sciatica development explains the fact that the disease has many manifestations.

Sometimes the pain is manifested exclusively in the lower back, but even in such cases the disease can manifest itself in different ways. The patient may feel a burning sensation, stitching sensations or feel like in the back "shoots".Sometimes the disease is manifested by numbness or "goose bumps".

As a rule, sciatica can be recognized by leg pain along the entire length. It starts in the lumbar spine, passes through the buttock with the thigh and spreads to the fingertips. There were cases when the pain was felt only in one part of the leg. For example, when your toes are numb or knee discomfort is felt.

In any of the above cases, the pain may be so severe that it is difficult for a person to walk, sit or bend. When walking, the patient's body involuntarily tilts slightly to the side and forward, and the gait itself looks asymmetrical.

Often sciatica affects only one leg, but this does not guarantee that the pain will not manifest simultaneously in both extremities.

Medical treatment of sciatica

It is worth remembering that pain in sciatica can in no case be tolerated. The fact is that the pain will intensify with every attack. The launched stage of the disease does not allow a person not only to sit, stand or turn, but also lie. All this leads to disturbances in sleep and the general condition of the patient.

Sciatica must be treated at the first manifestations and the development of a severe stage should not be allowed. Painful sensations during the seizure can be removed with standard anti-inflammatory or analgesic agents. But this will get rid of the pain only for a while. Anesthetized pain only prevents the body from understanding that something is wrong with it. In order to completely get rid of the disease, you need to see a doctor, take a survey and identify the cause of sciatica. First of all, it will help to treat the primary source of the disease.

After the examination, the doctor prescribes vacuum therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, or manual therapy. These processes allow us to restore normal metabolic processes in the intervertebral discs, remove inflammation, eliminate spasms and release the clamped nerve endings.

In the treatment of sciatica, an individual approach is developed to each patient, which includes a set of the above listed actions. Treatment takes a long time, but you should not abandon it, because only it allows you to achieve positive and sustainable results.


Folk remedies for sciatica

Therapeutic baths from sciatica

When treating sciatica, do not forget to take medicinal baths, as they have strengthening and relaxing effects. They are used not only in folk medicine, but also in traditional medicine for the treatment of such diseases as sciatica, diseases of the nerves, liver and heart. The baths will not only restore the strength after the transferred diseases, but also help the body cope with asthma and other diseases of the respiratory system.

For these purposes, very useful conifer baths. Initially, for their use, it is necessary to prepare a concentrated broth from a kilogram of pine shoots. The shoots should be poured with three liters of hot water and insist with the lid closed for four hours. Then the product is filtered and added to the bath in a ratio of broth and water 1:15.

Medicinal properties also have baths with horseradish. The fucking horseradish should be wrapped in gauze and put in a bath. The optimal water temperature should be in the range of 36 to 37 ° C.

You can also take a bath with a decoction of angelica. To do this, take crushed angelica roots in the amount of 150 grams, boil in a liter of water for thirty minutes, insist two hours, strain and pour into a bath.

Any of the treatment baths should be taken at least ten minutes before bedtime. Such procedures are recommended to be carried out during the week every day.

Decoctions and infusions - effective treatment of sciatica

Traditional medicine has more than one recipe for infusions of various medicinal plants that must be taken internally. They relieve pain and are able to stop the inflammatory processes.

When fighting this disease, it is very useful to take infusion of calendula. For its preparation it is necessary to take a tablespoon of inflorescences and one glass of boiling water. We fill the flowers with water and insist for two hours. In a day you need to prepare two servings, which must be taken four times a day before meals.

If sciatica develops into a chronic form, then will help with .Mix one tablespoon of the roots of elecampane with a glass of water and cook this infusion for five minutes. The filtered broth is divided into two equal parts, which we take before meals in the morning and in the evening.

Horse chestnut has long been considered an effective remedy for sciatica. To make it, you only need leaves that need to be ground, pour 500 ml.boil boil for 5 minutes. As soon as the broth cools down, it must be filtered and drunk throughout the day, dividing the entire amount by four times.

You can also use chopped horse chestnut seeds. Only they do not boil, but we insist one hour in a water bath. We accept according to the same scheme.

You can treat sciatica not only with water infusions. As one of the options you can prepare tincture of mug and red wine. For its preparation, mix one tablespoon of mug with a glass of wine and boil it all for 5 minutes.

Treatment of sciatica with decoctions and infusions is recommended to combine with massage courses and manual therapy.

We get rid of sciatica with the help of compresses

All folk recipes of compresses for the treatment of sciatica are endowed with a warming effect and can save you from severe pain. These compresses are applied directly to the sore spot, which allows you to quickly alleviate pain.

To prepare the first compress, grate the radish thoroughly. We rub the mashed gruel into a natural cloth and attach it to the waist. Compress the cover with parchment paper and tie a woolen shawl or scarf. This compress should be kept as long as possible, but it is worth noting that it causes sensation of tingling and burning.

Strangely enough, but you can also make compresses from the test. We mix the dough with rye flour. As soon as it turns sour, wrap it in gauze, put it on the sore spot and leave it for the night.

Any compress is required with an additional woolen cloth, which will enhance the warming effect. To achieve a positive result, it is necessary to conduct at least ten procedures.

Gymnastic exercises for the treatment of sciatica

The sciatic nerve is often inflamed due to its squeezing. This is what causes the patient strong pain. The reason for this in most cases is the displacement of the discs or the deformation of the vertebrae in the lumbar spine. But it is worth remembering that sciatica is one of the symptoms of a more complex problem.

The scientists conducted a number of studies and proved that the probability of sciatica development increases with age. According to statistics, this disease affects people older than thirty years.

At the first manifestations of sciatica, it is necessary to seek medical help, because it is highly undesirable to tolerate pain. After the examination, the specialist should prescribe an individual treatment. As a rule, this is the taking of medications and the performance of certain exercises that help cope with the pain. In addition, gymnastics can improve metabolism in the affected area.

How to perform gymnastic exercises lying down

You need to lie on your back, pull your knees to your chest and clasp your buttocks with your hands. Keep in this position for half a minute, then straighten the legs on the floor, and hands along the body. This exercise is worth repeating ten times.

Then lie on your side and bend your knees, then take the starting position. This exercise will help warm up the muscles of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine. We repeat these actions ten times.

While lying on your stomach, lift the body and begin to bend and unbend your arms, as when pushing. The legs must be immovable. To begin, perform five attempts and gradually increase the number of push-ups.

Perform gymnastic exercises while sitting

To perform this exercise, you must sit on a chair, cross your legs and straighten your back. We put our hands behind our heads and start turning the case to the right and to the left. Having made five such turns, in each direction, it is necessary to make a small break, change legs and repeat all over again.

Then sit on the floor and stretch your legs forward. Begin to smoothly raise your arms at shoulder level to the sides. Try to get them as far as possible. After making 6 repetitions, go back to the starting position.

Lie on your back, put your hands behind your head, spread your legs as wide as possible, and begin to lift them high. In this case, the scapula can not be torn off the floor. Lock the position, lower the legs and take the sitting position. Doing this exercise, you can not make sudden movements.

After kneeling, and raising your hands above your head, clasp your fingers. Begin slowly to lean forward, while trying to hold the palms on the field as long as possible. Accept the starting position.

Gymnastics for sciatica in standing position

Standing on the floor, spread your legs to the width of your shoulders. One hand above, the other down along the body. Begin alternately raise your hands and tilt in the direction that is opposite to the raised hand. Try to bend down as low as possible. Do five slopes, and after a short pause, repeat the exercise.

In a patient with sciatica, attacks of pain may appear at any time. Therefore, it is recommended to perform exercises every day instead of morning exercises. It is worth noting that cycling, running and swimming also positively affect the body in sciatica.


Sciatica: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Sciatic Nerve Inflammation

Sciatic nerve inflammation in medicine is referred to as sciatica. This disease can worsen several times a year. But often sharply appeared pain after a few days passes, and a person, over time forgetting about it, does not seek to find out the causes of the occurrence, and, consequently, heal.

Inattention to yourself in this case is fraught with not only periodic pains, but also more significant consequences. The sciatic nerve of all the nerve endings of the system is the largest. It originates in the lumbar region, descends into the lower limbs and branches into many small processes. Because of this nerve structure, pain can be given in completely different areas: most often there is a kind of "chamber" in the lumbar region, which descends the leg and ends in the heel. Sometimes pains do not arise directly in the lower back, but in some part of the limb.

Why does the disease occur?

There is no single cause of sciatica inflammation. It can be a consequence of a previous cold or viral illness, hypothermia, trauma and spinal diseases.

The most common cause of sciatica is jamming and traumatizing the nerve roots as a result of a spinal injury( displacement of the vertebrae, deformation or herniation of the intervertebral discs, tumors, lumbar osteochondrosis, and so on).Also, the factors leading to the appearance of sciatica are postnatal trauma, diseases from the gynecological group, diabetes mellitus, arthritis, frequent constipation.

Symptoms of sciatica

Because of the many causes of the disease, there are different manifestations of it.

Even exceptionally lumbar pains are also various: stitching, sweeping, burning in the lumbar region. There may be accompanying inconveniences, such as numbness and "goosebumps."

Frequent manifestation of sciatica - pains from the lumbar region throughout the lower limb( buttock, thigh, drumstick), up to the fingertips. If it hurts, for example, only some part of the leg( in the patella, calf, ankle), or the toes of the foot become numb, this too may be a symptom of sciatica.

The pain sensations are very strong, they cause inconvenience for any movements and even at rest. Trying to "calm down" the pain, the person involuntarily inclines the upper part of the body forward or sideways, from that gait becomes asymmetrical.

Painful symptoms, if manifested in the legs, it is often only in one, in rare cases, the pain is captured by both lower limbs simultaneously.

Treatment of sciatica

In the case of sciatica, the expression "impregnated-falls in love" does not work. Disease can not be started, because with time the pain will manifest more often and more. With the advanced stages of sciatica, the patient will not be at rest in any position: neither walking, sitting, nor lying down. As a result of this, not only motor skills are broken, but the entire rhythm that is habitual is lost - you can neither work, nor sleep, nor rest.

Affect the disease better in the early stages, at this time to reduce or eliminate the pain can anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs. Note that this therapy is only symptomatic, which at the time masks the ailment, but does not cure it. To start a professional treatment for sciatica, you need a qualitative examination, identification of the causes and then the appointment of a course of treatment for the disease that caused the sciatica. It is important here not only to fight pain, but also to get rid of their pathogen.

Medication therapy is supported by massage( spot or in a complex), needle or vacuum therapy. These actions are mainly aimed at the removal of inflammation, the restoration of metabolic processes in the intervertebral discs, the "release" of the clamped nerves, the elimination of spasms.

Note that a complex therapeutic effect is assigned to each patient individually, based on the characteristics of the organism, the causes and course of the disease. Do not expect that the treatment of sciatica will give a quick effect, it is a long process, after which the most positive results will be achieved.

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