How many times have you clutched your back and closed your eyes to ensure you had the capability to bear the pain breaking your back? Many times, perhaps.

As a generation, we are more prone to back and leg aches, and without putting in too much thought into the matter, we end up telling ourselves that it’s our lifestyle that’s to be blamed. True. An average person, normally spends 9.3 hours a day sitting. That’s a fair amount of time, considering we sleep for almost eight hours. So, a very large chunk of our days are spent sitting and straining our backs.

That certainly doesn’t sound like a good thing.

But then, we often get confused with the more severe variety of backaches that find their way to our buttocks and legs and attribute them to poor posture and lack of exercise. But these backaches might be hiding something different.

Sciatica.

If this sounds like a word straight out of a sci-fi flick, then this article should be able to help. With stiffness and frequent spasms of pain to begin with, even hot packs and ointments fail to provide permanent relief to this condition. These are symptoms of sciatic nerve pain (sciatica). Now, it’s essential that we understand that sciatica isn’t a disease, but a term used to describe the pain pulsing from a pinched sciatic nerve, in the buttock, legs, and the feet.

Did you know, the sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve present in our bodies?

Now, that explains why it’s easier for the pain to travel and affect one or sometimes both sides of our body with pain. Sciatic nerve pain can also affect a region of the nerve or the entire nerve. Men and women in their 30s and 40s are more likely to have sciatica. Sometimes, age and health history can also restrict many patients from undergoing a surgery. What if i say, surgery isn’t the only option for sciatica?

Homeopathic remedies have helped many patients who are unable to undergo surgery with a ray of hope. Homeopathy offers patients a non-invasive and holistic approach to treat sciatica, deciding on the patient’s medical history. Therefore, it is highly imperative to consult the doctor to comprehend the reason for pain to occur or how to solve this from recurring.

What causes sciatica? 

Sciatica matures over time due to compression, pressure, pinching or irritation, which is caused involuntarily to the sciatic nerve. Resulting in pain for one or both sides of the body, in few cases pain can last a few days or sometimes even a few weeks. However, pain shouldn’t be ignored as it can lead to more problems to occur in the future.

  • Pressure being added to the sciatic nerve
  • An intervertebral disc
  • Sleeping on a soft mattress
  • Continuous strain being added to the muscles
  • Weight issues
  • Sometimes during pregnancy, the fetus in the uterus can add pressure and press against the sciatic nerve
  • Wearing high heels

Symptoms of sciatica:

  • Mild to Strong shooting pains in the lower back and limbs
  • Frequent pain and unbearable spasms, vary with each patient
  • Sometimes pain can affect one ,or both sides of the body
  • Tingling, weakness, and numbness in the upper back and lower limbs
  • Pain travels from the lower back along the sciatic nerve to the legs and the foot
  • Pain and spasms limit body movements
  • Daily activities such as exercise are unbearable and cut short
  • Pain experienced during sleep
  • Sometimes feeling stiffness and being unable to clench the feet and the toes
  • Patients may even lose control over their bladder, if the issue is neglected

There are many variations of sciatica, which can be thoroughly analysed during a personal consultation with the doctor.

Here are a few to help understand sciatica a bit better:

Lumbar herniated disc is also known as slip disc and is one of the common cause of sciatica. A herniated disc is when the inner material present in the spinal disc leaks, or herniates, from the outer layer and pinches the contiguous nerve root.

Degenerative disc disease is a part of the body’s natural process, which happens simultaneously with aging. It is generally caused when a few degenerated discs irritate a nerve root continuously, it can stimulate sciatic nerve pain in the body.

Isthmic spondylolisthesis can occur due to a small stress fracture in the back,  which causes shifts to occur in the vertebral body. The shifts cause the vertebral body to move forward and press against one another, which causes sciatic nerve pain.

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a result of the spinal canal narrowing is the natural aging which takes place in the spine, as we age. This can be commonly found in adults older than sixty years.

Piriformis syndrome: The sciatic nerve can get irritated as it runs right under the piriformis muscle, which is present in the buttocks. If the muscle pinches or irritates the  nerve root connected to the sciatic nerve, can cause sciatica-like pains.

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is when any irritation occurs to the sacroiliac joint- which is the lower portion of the spine. Where a nerve referred as L5 adds some pressure due to it lying right on top of the sciatic nerve. Resulting in nerve irritation, which is quite similar to sciatica like pain.

A few tips to avoid sciatica or relieve sciatic nerve pain are easy to print out and stick at your work desk. Practising healthy changes can help avoid future problems from heading your way.

  • Avoid bad posture, bending forward, sitting in one position for long hours, which affects the back can help in avoiding pain from recurring.
  • Walking for 30 mins can also help in relieving the pain, and decreasing inflammation in the affected areas.
  • Taking up a sport or a physical activity is also a very good practise to stay fit, and help avoid any pain.
  • Stretching and strengthening the muscles or joints of the lower back, legs and feet can help relieving stiffness.

Changes in lifestyle, exercising, body posture and other regimes can also help keeping the pain away. Going on short walks also helps relieve strain and the pressure added to the nerve. Homeopathy, has successfully provided many patients, an option of recovery, without undergoing any surgery.

We all can also avoid unnecessary problems such as losing sensation in the lower limbs and control of the bladder, by consulting a doctor on time. However, no decisions should be made based without any professional knowledge. Therefore, addressing sciatica on time with homeopathy, can help avoid unnecessary problems and surgical interventions to happen in the future.

Dr. Manoj’s Homeopathy uses a gentle approach to help patients treat sciatica with its unique combination in remedies. Homeopathy medicines, are highly effective and focussed on eliminating the core of any problem and build the body’s immune system to ward off any stubborn problems. At Dr. Manoj’s Homeopathy, every patient is prescribed a unique combination of medicine-based on their medical history, pain, and other symptoms. Therefore, making homeopathy completely personalized according to the patient’s symptoms.

ABOUT DR MANOJ’S HOMEOPATHY

Dr.Manojs Homeopathy is run by a team of highly talented homeopathic doctors headed by Dr.Manoj Kuriakose. All the doctors are well trained and capable enough to take care of the need of patients for all their ailments.

Dr.Manoj has developed his ‘unique preparation of homeopathic remedies’ which have are effective in treating numerous health conditions for patients world over.

Those wanting to consult Dr. Manoj can visit our clinic or get an online consultation through our website www.drmanoj.com which is designed to your comfort of having a consultation with the doctor, from any corner of the world.

 

 

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