Sciatica disease

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:00 PM


It is known as sciatic nerve pain, and it affects both sexes, and this sciatic nerve is found in each thigh, as it passes through the buttocks down to the groin, foot, and toes, and it must be noted that the cause of this disease originates in the lumbar region located in the spine in the lower back Which leads to pain in the area of ​​the feet, in addition to a feeling of weakness and numbness in them, and in this article we will introduce you to this disease.

Causes of sciatica

  • Pressure on the roots of the sciatic nerve in the lumbar region due to a herniated disc, or as a result of inflammation of the sciatic nerve roots.
  • Narrowing of the openings that make up the sciatic nerve exit, as a result of narrowing of the spinal canal.
  • Aging, the feeling of pain increases when walking or standing, and it decreases with sitting, and it usually occurs as a result of the roughness of the vertebrae, which leads to the emergence of bony growths that press on the nerves, and cause sciatica pain.
  • Genetic factors lead to weakening of the cartilage of the lumbar spine, which leads to a rapid occurrence of a herniated disc.
  • Excessive sitting, and bending over for long periods.

Symptoms of sciatica

  • Atrophy of the muscles supplying the sciatic nerve branches.
  • Inability to control bowel movements and urination.

Treating sciatica

Natural treatment for sciatica

  • Ginger: It reduces the feeling of pain, and it can be used by putting four teaspoons of ginger in a bowl, adding half a tablespoon of lemon juice and three tablespoons of sesame oil, mixing it well, then massaging the affected area twice daily.
  • Willow plant: because it contains salicin, which treats sciatica, and it can be used by placing two teaspoons of the bark of the plant, placing it in a cup of boiling water, leaving it for a quarter of an hour, then filtering it, and eating it.
  • Water: drink enough water. Because it increases body moisture, and nourishes the nerves, which reduces swelling and pain.
  • Deep breathing: because it helps to get more oxygen, which reduces the severity of the disease.
  • Exercising: walking, because it reduces the feeling of pain.
  • Hot compresses and ice: place them on the affected area alternately for a period of one third of an hour, which reduces pain and swelling, and it is recommended to repeat them every two hours.

Medical treatment for sciatica

  • Surgery: pain relief, and pain relief.
  • Take medications and prescription drugs: such as anti-inflammatory.

Tips for preventing sciatica

  • Get regular daily exercise, such as walking and swimming.
  • Avoid sitting for long periods, and take a ten minute break every two hours.
  • Follow-up to the doctor if there is a family history of the disease.