Treating sciatica without surgery
What is sciatica
Sciatica or sciatic nerve pain is a pain that accompanies the patient in the lower extremities of the body that came as a result of sliding the lumbar cartilage or due to internal bleeding or trauma to the sciatic nerve as well. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and it extends from the exiting nerve roots. In the lumbar spinal cord, its function is to send nerve endings down the lower extremities, and among the most important sites of pain are the lower back, behind the thigh, and below the knee, and the pain may extend from the lower back across the buttocks, and despite its name sciatica, it appears more in men than in women.
Causes of sciatica
Sciatica is considered to be one of the most pronounced symptoms in cases of a lumbar herniated disc, but it often occurs without a herniated disc, such as vertebral roughness and erosion of the lumbar vertebrae and may occur in a patient who does not suffer from any problem in the spine and in these cases is due to inflammation The roots of the lumbar nerves and thus provoke the feeling of widespread pain in this distinctive way in the leg, and in some cases, it is also due to inflammation of the peripheral nerves, such as diabetes or nerve plexitis.
With the different causes, but the symptoms are the same, and it is a pain that extends from the lower back and appears on the outer side of the thigh and extends to the obesity and then the toes with sometimes numbness in the same place or foot and fingers only, and sometimes the patient describes the pain as an extended short circuit In the leg, thorn and burning, and sometimes sciatica pain overlaps with some other diseases such as inflammation of the posterior muscle in the lower back, which passes from under the sciatic nerve, and therefore the symptoms are similar and also similar to inflammation or roughness of the hip joint, as well as inflammation and roughness of the pelvic joint Posterior and thus the symptoms are similar
The latest methods of treating sciatica
Sciatica is treated according to the cause of the pain, meaning that in cases of a herniated disc, interventional treatment is performed with suction or laser to treat the cartilage and thus the pain is relieved, and in cases of inflammation of the lumbar nerve roots, interventional treatment is done by injecting the nerve roots or the thermal frequency of the nerve roots to end the inflammation or in In cases of inflammation or roughness of the hip joint or the posterior pelvic joint, they are treated first by injection or heat frequency. Either in cases of an orthostatic nerve inflammation or peripheral nerve inflammation due to diabetes, the disease is first controlled and then the pain is evaluated afterward.
Advantages of non-surgical interventional treatment
The most important advantages of non-surgical interventional treatment are:
It is performed using local anesthesia.
- Through a minute orifice, leave no trace.
Not to remove any part of the spine.
The absence of any laceration of the back muscles.
Maintains the dynamic stability of the spine.
It does not require stitches.
It takes place outside the neural tube.
No fibrils or adhesions occur to the neural tube.
It takes about 20 minutes.
The patient's return to work within a week. Reverse surgery that requires complete anesthesia with the removal of parts of the spine and the possibility of damage to the nerve canal after the operation, which may cause pressure on nerve roots that are difficult to treat and may affect the patient’s activity and practice of his work and life activities.