About the disease
Ishias – “lumbar” pain or pain in the “lower back” for a long time (from the end of IX century to 60-70-ies of XX century) had this name. At that time, the idea of this disease prevailed, as an infectious failure of the sciatic nerve. However, since in the sciatic nerve motor are both sensitive nerves, and when “ishias” suffers mostly sensitivity, then it was thought that the most sensitive senses are affected. Since then, in addition to this term, the term “radiculitis” is being used. The presentation of the infectious nature of the occurrence of lumbar pain prevailed in neurologists until the 1960’s and 70’s of the 20th century, despite the fact that already in the 20-30’s there were work of orthopedists and neurosurgeons, in which the main role in the emergence of lumbar the pain was given to the pathology of the joints and anomalies of the spine. Later, the first place in the occurrence of lumbar pain began to divert hernias of intervertebral discs. At the present time, at ISHIAS the defeat is recognized both by the nerve roots and nerves. One thought – the roots and nerves are considered as different inflammatory processes, on the other – that the roots suffer as a result of mechanical damage, fall in the hernias of the intervertebral discs. Some clinicians note the pathology of muscles, fibrous tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascias) of the limbs, trunk and receptors in them.
Symptoms of the disease
The pain extends along the sciatic nerve and flows from the lumbar spine along the buttocks and thighs down the leg. The cause is usually considered to be the pressure on the sciatic nerve, which leads to pain. Ishias is a symptom that indicates a major problem in the back. The pain in the disease may occur suddenly during lifting of heavy objects, inclination, torsion of the spine or during squats. The pain is aggravated by sneezing, coughing, tilting forward. There is numbness and tingling in the legs. Older people can suffer from different types of lumbar sacral ischias. In these cases, pain occurs gradually and often remains in the lower back. The most common cause of the onset of a symptom for the elderly is the descent down the stairs or slope down the slope. In this case, during sitting and resting discomfort drops.
Characteristic symptoms of ishias:
- The pain in the right or left side of the lower back, in which the muscles spasm
- Numbness, tingling, pinching, which is felt at the passage of the sciatic nerve.
- Weakness in the knees and / or paresis (paralysis) of the foot.
- Pain during bending of the knee, difficulty walking.
- Pain felt in one of the buttocks.
- Numbness or weakness in the legs.
- Shots that begin at the bottom of the back or thigh and descend on the surface of the thigh to the shin.
- Restless sleep or insomnia.
- Pain during coughing or sneezing.
- Pain during tilting forward.
- Lumbar pain in standing position.
- Difficulty with urination.
Diagnosis of the disease
The main cause of ishias is the load on the weakened muscles of the back and trunk during improper lifting of heavy objects with a long inclination forward. Osteochondrosis of the spine increases the risk of developing symptoms. Specialists of the “Spine Ambulatory” carefully study all possible causes of the development of Ishia and its consequences. And they make an individual program for the treatment of the disease.
Treatment of ischiasis
“Spine Ambulatory” in Kiev offers a conservative method of treating ischiasis: Slow movements performed on the device for extracting the spine will provide the necessary treatment of ischiasis by stretching the pear-shaped muscle (lumbar muscle, buttock muscles) through which and along which passes sciatic nerve Stretching the muscles will result in their relaxation and, consequently, reduce compression of the sciatic nerve. Balanced movements will help restore balance in the hip joint – which will relieve tension in all other areas of the back. With every day of treatment for ischiasis in the “Spine Ambulatory” your body will become stronger and healthier, as movements performed at a calm pace in a comfortable position on the trainer for stretching will stretch and strengthen not only the muscles of the back, but also all your body. You will have muscle strength and energy that will relieve pain and will successfully deal with the causes of ischiasis.