Characteristic symptoms of sciatica sciatica
On our planet, almost every eightha person after 45 years knows what the symptoms of radiculitis are - a disease that has arisen as a result of the inflammatory process or damage to the spinal roots (bundles of nerve fibers stretching from the spinal cord). By the place where the affected area is located, distinguish cervical, cervico-brachial, thoracic and lumbar radiculitis.
Causes of radiculitis
Depending on the cause of occurrence, theprimary and secondary radiculitis. Primary is a consequence of a viral infection, and the secondary develops against a background of degenerative changes in the spine: a herniated disc, its degeneration, stenosis, spondylosis, trauma or a tumor of the spinal column. Radiculitis can also occur as a result of hypothermia.
Most common lumbosacral speciesdisease. It is here that the center of gravity of our body is located and, accordingly, the load on this part of the spine is the greatest, which leads to deformation of the intervertebral discs.
Lumbar Radiculitis: Symptoms and Treatment
Lumbar radiculitis is localized at the bottomback (waist). This pathology manifests itself with painful sensations that radiate the leg and the foot into the thigh. As a rule, the pain in the limb with this type of radiculitis is more pronounced than in the waist itself.
Characteristic are also feelings of weakness,numbness, tingling in the leg when moving. Often there is discomfort in the foot, fingers, and also strong shooting pain at the time of movement by the lower limb or when trying to lean on it. By the way, a characteristic sign of this disease is the fact that a person is forced to lie (usually on his side, tucked his legs) or walk, but can not stand and sit.
Any named symptoms of radiculitis require compulsory medical attention. Only a specialist will be able to pinpoint the cause that caused the disease. And without this, treatment is impossible.
How is the clinical picture of radiculitis determined?
It should be noted immediately that radiculitis is notis defined in medicine as an independent disease. This is a symbol of a set of symptoms that signal damage to one of the spinal roots.
To produce an accurate diagnosis, not onlylisted symptoms of sciatica. The doctor will need to perform an examination that allows you to see the amount of movement and strength of the muscles in the affected area, as well as an X-ray examination that gives a picture of the spinal column changes, the results of MRI, CT and EMG - to determine the degree of nerve fiber damage.
Radiculitis: symptoms, treatment, injections
Depending on the etiology and form of the disease(chronic or acute) the treatment of sciatica is performed. To do this, apply various painkillers (novocain blockade, for example), electrophoresis, which helps get rid of the swelling in the affected area. Widely used (especially with discogenic radiculitis) is ultrasound therapy and ultraviolet irradiation. Positive impact is provided by mud applications, which facilitate a stable pain syndrome.
With infectious radiculitis, all the above procedures are applied against the background of intramuscular injection of antibiotics or "Urotropin" (intravenously).
Finding out the symptoms of sciatica, do not self-medicate! Address to the doctor.