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Ischias: why and how to treat with PEMF Therapy

12/21/2022
Ischias: why and how to treat with PEMF Therapy

In 2017 National Health Service (NHS) induced top 20 of the most painful health conditions. 11th place among them was occupied by sciatic neuralgia, also known as ischias. What causes the disorder? How to treat the disease?

What is ischias?

The sciatic nerve, also called the ischiadic nerve, is the largest nerve in the human body. It is divided into two parts: the dorsal (posterior) and the ventral (anterior) divisions. The nerve extends from the lower back, through the hips and buttocks, and down the leg. Each sciatic nerve carries sensory messages from the leg to the spine, the nerves responsible for the movement of the leg and foot.

The quick answer, sciatic neuralgia is the inflammation of a sciatic nerve. The hallmarks of the disorder are acute pain in the foot, numbness in the foot, motor skills disorder .

Ischias: what are the reasons?

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Sciatic nerve can be inflamed due to:

  • injures, causing nerve endings damage;
  • infection disease (influenza, malaria, scarlet fever, tuberculosis, etc.);
  • intoxication by toxic agents, for example by mercury or lead; systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, gout , etc.;
  • hypothermia, spine overload (at risk – pregnant women, wrestlers) .

But more often the inflammation of sciatic nerve is caused by constriction injury, aka sciatic neuropathy as the result of herniated disc.

Ischias: signs and symptoms

The key sign of ischias is pain that travels down the posterior hip , the back of the calf, heel, and into the plantar tissues of the foot (if sciatic nerve involvement).

The patients say the pain can be shooting or dull. It can be slight or serve pain.

Usually the pain is complicated with the following signs:

  • tingling;
  • numbness in the limbs.

The pain rises when the patient is sitting on a hard chair, walking or standing. In a standing position, the patients want to lean on a healthy leg and bend the injured leg. When walking, a person suffering from sciatic neuralgia also often keeps the affected leg half-bent and touches the ground only with its toe.

Other hallmarks of ischias are:

  • Extreme tiredness and fatigue, burning hip and leg pain;
  • Toe numbness;
  • Amyotrophia

Ischias: Treatment

The treatment method of ischias depends on the following factors:

  • reasons of the disease;
  • symptoms load ;
  • effectiveness of conservative treatment – its prescribed at the first phase of the cure.

Usually, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents are used in the acute phase, and procaine blocks are used to reduce a severe pain.

Special vitamin complexes high in B components are also prescribed.

When the serve pain is resolved, therapeutic massage, for pain relief, is recommended. Additionally in the healing of ischias it’s advised to use physiotherapy method of the treatment.

Physiotherapy in ischias

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For the treatment of ischias the following methods of physiotherapy treatment are used: magnetotherapy (PEMF Therapy), heat treatment.

PEMF Therapy, in contrast with other methods of physiotherapy treatment, can be used in an acute phase of a disease.

Magnetotherapy provides analgetic, decongestive, anti-inflammatory effects on the sciatic nerve and the surrounding tissues.

PEMF Therapy can help to relieve muscle spasm and improve blood flow circulation in the injured foot. It is important that treatment with a magnetic field is indicated for spinal hernia, and it is known that sciatica is often a complication of the disease. It turns out that with the help of the one method, it is possible prevent the disorder or to cure the signs of ischias – for this you need to apply a PEMF Device, firstly, on the lumbar part of the spine , and then apply it on the damaged foot in the line of sciatic nerve.

NOTE!

  1. Sciatic neuralgia is the inflammation of the sciatic nerve. This is one of the most painful disease marked with acute pain in the leg, numb in the leg, loss of motor activity.
  2. The key reason of sciatic neuralgia is constriction injury , other words - compression of sciatic nerve as a complication of herniation of intervertebral disk.
  3. The treatment of sciatic neuralgia should be complex. The complex approach include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, in case of serve pain - procaine blocks; then therapeutic massage and vitamins.
  4. PEMF Therapy can provides good results in the treatment. It helps to:
    • relieve pain, swelling and inflammation from the sciatic nerve and adjacent tissues;
    • relieve muscle spasm;
    • improve flow blood circulation in the damaged leg.

Moreover, magnetic field treatment is recommended for the treatment of spinal hernia. It turns out that with the help of one technique it is possible to influence both the symptoms and the cause of the development of sciatica.

Note! The method of treatment has contraindications. Consult your doctor before the therapy.

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