Many people suffer from lower back pain. But when it comes to sciatica, things get complicated, and the pain felt is really unbearable. It is characterized by severe pain in the lower back, and muscle to the feet and phalanges.
What is sciatic neuritis?
Sciatic neuritis is so common that it is often considered as commonplace as a cold. But it should be considered more seriously, because the consequences are important when it is poorly cared for. Sciatic neuritis must be treated as soon as possible, the diagnosis must be precise and the care perfectly adapted.
This very common disease in adults is an inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which is the longest and largest nerve in the human body. It extends from the lower back, passes through the muscles and reaches the feet. Its function is to ensure the sensitivity of the skin of the lower limbs and the motricity of the joints of the knee and the hip. The sciatic nerve also controls the ankle and muscles of the leg and thigh.
In common parlance, we refer to the pains in this organ as “sciatica”. When you press on this nerve, you feel a terrible pain like a stretching too abrupt or damage to the spine.
The pain is triggered because the nerve undergoes a fairly strong compression and can manifest itself in several forms. It can be so severe that you can not walk: if you have cramps, you may experience electric shocks and spasms from your hips to your knees, or even tingling in your feet.
Crisis of the sciatic nerve
Causes of sciatic neuritis
The reasons for sciatic neuritis can be multiple and due to a disease such as diabetes or infection, trauma accumulated in the lumbar region, aging or poor posture. But sometimes, a false movement of the trunk or an effort too aggressive and poorly executed are also the cause. This neuritis can come little by little or happen overnight. The pain is tolerable and sporadic at first but it becomes more throbbing after a while, until it can no longer walk or have a lot of trouble getting up.
How to cure or relieve sciatic neuritis?
There is no miracle cure that overcomes pain definitively because it is very rare for a nerve to self-correct. Sufferers usually go to a chiropractor but you can, in the meantime, perform a series of exercises that will significantly relieve your pain and make them much more bearable.
The chiropractor determines in this way the procedure to follow. If it is a sciatic neuritis, then he knows very well the origin and gravity, as well as the appropriate treatment.
Crisis of the sciatic nerve
Here are the exercises:
- Start by lying on your back on a carpet on the floor, and bend your leg toward you, so that it touches your chest, while keeping the other tense. After one minute, do the same with the other leg.
- Get down on your knees, head tucked between your legs and arms outstretched, without being stiff. After a minute, get up slowly so you do not rush your nerves.
- Sit on a chair, then go down very slowly your trunk, arms dangling forward, head still between your legs.
Do each exercise for thirty seconds to a minute, and above all avoid getting up or down so you do not rush your nerve.
Also, during crises, avoid wearing too heavy things.
What can be done to relieve this pain which is sometimes very intense?
First, consult a specialist first to really know what you are suffering, because according to your diagnosis, some exercises will not match you and will only worsen this sciatic pain and make it even more intense.
As we said above, the best thing would be to do a regular exercise drills taking into account the tips mentioned: back flexion exercises, upper back extension.