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The main underlying cause of your sciatica is herniated disc.Sciatica is generally caused by the compression of lumbar nerves L4 or L5 or sacral nerves. Any compromise of the nerve space in the spinal column can lead to compression of the nerve endings.
Non surgical treatment options for herniated disc are:Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs),Cold therapy, heat therapy or both,Oral Steroid Medications,Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) delivers a tiny electrical current to key points on a nerve pathway,Epidural Steroid Injections.
Injections of cortisone
can be administered directly in the area of nerve compression.Your doctor may have advice you to wear a back brace or corset for a short time to increase your comfort and help you to regain mobility.
Rehabilitation typically includes exercises to help correct your posture, strengthen the muscles supporting your back and improve your flexibility. Prescribed exercise may include light stretching, walking, and aerobic type exercise.
Recurrences of sciatica are common.Following steps can prevent recurrence:
-Proper lifting techniques-hold the item close to the body, lift with the back straight using the strong leg muscles.
-Avoid movements that involve extreme body rotation
-Good posture during sitting, standing, moving, and sleeping
-Do not sit cross-legged. This places pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Numbness & other symptoms usually go away from few weeks to few months.Approximately 80% to 90% of patients with sciatica get better over time with rest without surgery.
Yes,definately services of a chiropractor will help you greatly but also consult your doctor for the best treatment option & oral medications like NSAID's.Epidural steroids may be required accordingly.As you have normal weight,do maintain it.
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