After Age 30, Prevent Sciatica
Sciatica is common in the community, greatly affecting living and working capacity. Sciatica is common in people over the age of 30 (from 30 to 60 years old) and men account for a higher proportion than women (women only meet 1/3 of cases).
Sciatica, if not detected, treated early and properly can have negative consequences for the health of the patient but can be prevented if properly cared for.
Sciatica is caused by nerves?
Sciatica pain has many different causes, subjective reasons but also many objective causes.
In which the cause comes from the lumbar spine accounted for the highest proportion that is mainly due to the disc herniation.
According to statistics, the cause of the herniated disc causing sciatica accounts for 60-90%. People who are at working age when working hard, overburdened, wrong posture can hurt disk.
Disk damage is usually acute
Sciatica may also be caused by an abnormal change in the lumbar vertebra such as sliding vertebra number 5 (the spine sliding forward or backward on another vertebra) or lumbar spine no.5 a person with lumbar spondylosis.
Sciatica can also be caused by spine tumors, infections (spinal tuberculosis, staphylococcal inflammation ...), pelvic arthritis, cancer in other organs metastasized to .
Sciatica can also be caused by lumbar spondylitis, which narrows the lumbar spine, pinches nerve roots and can cause horsetail syndrome.
Ankylosing spondylitis can also cause sciatica. This cause is common in middle age (under 40 years old), manifested as low back pain and buttocks.
The disease progresses dull, much nocturnal pain and in the morning often manifests lumbar spondylosis limited movement.
In addition, sciatica may be associated with direct trauma to the sciatic nerve, such as a broken pelvis or injection directly into the sciatic nerve, or the effects of an injected ointment. buttocks then the drug diffuses to the sciatic nerve.
When sciatica is not treated seriously, it will greatly affect daily life and labor, eventually it will cause muscle atrophy and can cause disability.
Identify the type of sciatica
Sciatica is pain along the pathway of the nerve, so the symptoms of pain are typical.
Low back pain, then pain spread to the buttocks.
If damage to the lumbar vertebra 5, pain in the lumbar region, spreads to the buttocks, to the outside of the thighs, the front of the outside of the legs, then to the front of the outer ankles, instep and across the thumb .
The pain is usually natural, spontaneous, continuous but there are cases of acute pain. The most typical of the pain is when the effort to bend to lift a heavy object suddenly felt sharp in the waist and forced to stop working, but after a few hours of not working hard, the back still aches and in some cases a few days later the back continues to hurt.
Pain increases and spreads along the sciatic nerve. Sciatica pain is sometimes dull but sometimes severe pain is like a stab.
Pain is increased by coughing, sneezing or straining to urinate. The pain can be reduced by lying down, especially on a hard bed.
You may also notice some pain, such as ants, numbness or tingling, on the outside edge of your foot, crossed across the instep and thumb or ring finger.
What to do to prevent disease?
At the age of over 30, there should be regular monitoring of bone density to early detect the phenomenon of osteoporosis causing osteoarthritis, especially manual workers as well as cases where specific jobs are required to sit. long hours in a day and last for months, years.
Every day should exercise regularly to facilitate circulation of blood to nourish organs and joints.
There should be appropriate, gentle, flexible movements of joints, such as morning exercise movements.
Those who have to carry heavy loads often need to manipulate the correct posture to avoid the phenomenon of protrusion disc or dislocated spine, sliding vertebra joints; when degenerating the spine, especially the lumbar vertebra; pelvic arthritis ...
requires aggressive treatment as directed by a arthritis specialist because these are the causes of sciatica..
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