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Inflammation of the sciatic nerve Sciatica

Sciatica, called sciatic nerve inflammation

provokes disruption (limitation and sensitivity) of the lumbosacral spine, legs and pelvis. Prichm this process is accompanied by unpleasant painful sensations.

The effectiveness of treatment of the disease affects the correctness of his diagnosis, as can happen as a defeat of a trunk of the sciatic nerve and the piriformis syndrome.


The most common cause is a pinched nerve roots that are located in the lumbosacral spine.

Inflammation of the sciatic nerve lead to osteochondrosis and spondiloarthrosis, change and destruction of the intervertebral discs, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Such diseases include degenerative-dystrophic changes of the spine.

It is not rare for inflammation of the sciatic nerve lead to viral or toxic injury.

Quite often sciatica women caused due to pregnancy. During this period there is a change in centre of gravity and weight transfer, leading to disorders of the spine from the thoracic to lumbosacral.


Sciatica symptoms pain may start in the lumbar region and to give in the buttock and then to the entire leg to the ankle and sometimes the toes. Periodically there is a loss of sensation in the leg (numbness).

According to statistics, a large part suffering from sciatica is middle-aged people who in the past have experienced with lumbar pain whining character. Appearing back pain, especially in the lumbar region, may be symptoms of changes occurring in the spine the displacement of the vertebrae, changes in the sacroiliac joints, etc. When the inflammation affects the sciatic nerve symptoms progress from discomfort in the lumbar region to bouts of acute pain.

Due to the nature of the inflammation that accompanies sciatica treatment it should be comprehensive.


Untimely or improper treatment of sciatica may lead to development of some complications that are easier to prevent than to cure. It IDT about the loss of sensation in the foot or leg, atrophy of muscle tissue.

At the transition of the disease in tailou stage can take place disorders of the pelvic organs, which are manifested by incontinence of urine and feces.


To make a correct diagnosis and prescribe effective treatment, your doctor may recommend an x-ray of the lumbosacral or the same through the CT.

When diagnosing sciatica can be used electroneuromyography, Doppler ultrasound. Quite often the doctors in the practice use the tests spondylitis, Larrea, Fierstein and test’s symptom.


To get rid of pain that causes the sciatic nerve, treatment should be aimed at the destruction of reason.

In the treatment of sciatica using the following methods

  • physiotherapy
  • drug treatment aimed at reducing pain and inflammation
  • alternative medicine (massage, acupuncture, acupuncture)
  • if the nature of the shingles infection, it is possible to use drugs antiviral and antibacterial areas.

Not ruled out surgery if it is due to the presence of herniated discs or tumors in the spine.