Sciatica is a disease that has significantly “rejuvenated” in recent years. The reasons for this are a sedentary lifestyle, disregard for doctors’ recommendations on physical activity, various infectious diseases, which are mostly characteristic of middle-aged and elderly people, but now also young.
Sciatica is a set of painful symptoms caused by inflammation or pinching of the spinal cord. The patient experiences constant or situational pain in the neck and back, accompanied by tingling or numbness of the extremities, headache, muscle weakness.
The main symptoms of the disease:
The pain becomes stronger when sneezing and coughing.
Cervical and thoracic radiculitis develops due to aging, metabolic deficits, postural disorders and curvature of the spine. It can occur against the background of protrusions, disc herniations (intervertebral hernias), trauma, degenerative changes in paravertebral tissues, osteophyte growth.
To establish the diagnosis use the following methods:
After the MRI procedure, the patient receives a layered image of the tissues of the affected area.
The main goal of treatment is to reduce pain and eliminate the causes of inflammation or compression of nerve roots.
The use of physical therapy and massage plays a significant role in eliminating the pain syndrome and its causes.
Modern world research proves the advantage of motor therapy over medication (pills or steroids can partially relieve pain in the short term, but will not eliminate the cause). Treatment of radiculitis with the help of modern equipment is aimed at overcoming the causes of the disease: removal of spasticity of the back muscles, restoration of microcirculation in damaged areas of the spine, elimination of protrusions, minor hernias (hernias), etc. The Back Outpatient Network carries out high-quality treatment measures using proven methods, which ensures a guaranteed and long-lasting result. We have rehabilitologists with significant experience. The results of their work can be found in the sections “History of recovery” and “Customer feedback”.
Physical therapy is prescribed in acute periods, including. A positive result is observed at dosed loads. The treatment program is developed individually and monitored at each session, which significantly accelerates the healing process.
When developing a treatment program, our doctors take into account much more criteria than in conventional clinics, studying in detail the causes and stage of the disease.
Complex therapeutic massage provides the proper effect during the treatment of radiculitis. It is prescribed only by a doctor after studying the current condition. Massage is usually performed before the beginning of VKT (kinesiotherapy) or sessions at the MP “Cypress” to prepare the muscles of the spine and adjust them to optimal performance.
Alternation of massage in combination with physical therapy sessions guarantees a quality therapeutic result. Rehabilitation specialists of the Spine Ambulatory have current methods of therapeutic massage. An individual treatment scheme is selected for each client, which is specified at each session.
«Cypress» – is a device for the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, including radiculitis. It helps to eliminate compression of the roots of the spinal nerves, relax the back muscles, correct the vertebral joints and strengthen the paravertebral tissues. Traction on the MP “Cypress” is in a gentle mode without the use of additional load. The device corrects the shape of the vertebral discs and strengthens muscles due to regular treatment sessions of the course.
Kinesiotherapy (VKT, mechanotherapy) – a special physiotherapeutic procedure aimed at the rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal system with symptoms of radiculitis. Mechanotherapy helps to eliminate back pain by performing exercises on appropriate simulators.
Manual correction is a method of treating functional diseases that are the causes of radiculitis. The main measures are gentle manual therapy, mobilization and push manipulation. Only a physical therapist with many years of experience should perform them.
Timely treatment will ensure a quick and long-lasting result. The duration of the physiotherapy course depends on the causes of sciatica, the patient’s current condition and many other criteria.
If you experience pain and are diagnosed with sciatica, seek professional help from the Spine Ambulatory. We use professional equipment, proven techniques. To date, several thousand patients with various musculoskeletal disorders have been successfully treated with the help of our specialists. The clinic employs doctors and rehabilitators with extensive experience. Patient feedback can be found on our website, as well as on independent forums on the Internet.
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