Sciatica

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坐骨神經痛

What you need to know about sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, formed by spinal nerve roots L4, L5, S1, S2, and S3. Irritation of the sciatic nerve can lead to pain that radiates from your low back to your buttock and down the back of your leg. Some people with sciatica will experience numbness, tingling or muscle weakness.

The pain of sciatica

Sciatic nerve first goes down through the buttock, and then its branches extend down the back of the leg to the ankle and foot. The sciatic pain over lumbar region, usually with numbness sensation along the hip region and radiates down to the leg. Symptoms would be aggravated by coughing and sneezing.

痛症嚴重可致癱瘓

絕大多數的坐骨神經痛患者會有腰背痛問題,腰椎旁邊有明顯的抽痛, 灼痛, 鑽痛等等。痛楚最先從臀部開始,然後沿著小腿後外側伸延至腳背及下肢。如果忽視不理,可能會造成腳部肌肉萎縮,腳踝乏力,影響步行及大小便機能,嚴重時還可能令下肢癱瘓,或要接受手術治療。

長期受坐骨神經痛影響的患者因為經常令馬尾神經受壓,有機會令會陰部位麻木,影響排便或排尿功能。嚴重患者還可能會有下肢癱瘓的情況出現,如情況加劇時更可能會有大小便失禁等情況,嚴重影響日常生活及個人自理能力。雖然坐骨神經痛並唔是病症,但此症狀亦可能對人體及生活有非常大的影響,所以絕不能輕視初期症狀,延誤治療的後果可以非常嚴重。

Delays in treatment: a great danger to patients

For severe cases, complications like absence of lower limb reflexes and muscle atrophy would exist. For chronic cases, conditions would deteriorate and develop Cauda-equina Syndrome which may cause incontinence.

Why sciatica hurts

Sciatic Pain may be caused by prolapsing intervertebral disc, osteophytes or intervertebral foramen stenosis would cause compression on the nerve roots. In addition, sports injury, repetitive motions and improper posture would also give rise to sciatic pain.

坐骨神經痛 FAQ

Almost all people are born with flat feet!

Most people's arches develop throughout childhood, but some people never develop arches. Arches can also fall over time. Years of wear and tear can weaken the tendon that runs along the inside of your ankle and helps support your arch. Obesity, diabetes, and injuries are also some of the factors that can increase the risk of flatfoot.

Choose the right shoes

Here are some factors that parents should consider to help the children's feet develop properly. Find properly fitting shoes, avoid poor-fitting shoes and encourage enough barefoot time at home.

 

Insoles: suitable insoles can help correct the biomechanics of the feet.

Spine and Physiotherapy adjustment: focus on the sole, release the muscle tension and promote blood circulation.

Exercise therapy: feet muscles strengthening exercise together with a proper posture, damage to the feet can be minimized.

Physiotherapy: ultrasound, interferential therapy, etc. are used to promote the blood circulation and relieve inflammatory responses.

Treating flat feet

 

A: 坐骨神經痛一般會在於 4-6 週內好轉,但也可能持續更長時間。如果疼痛嚴重或持續超過 6 週,應尋求專業人士作診斷,及早對症下藥​,選擇合適的治療方案。

Q: 坐骨神經痛需要多長時間才能安定下來?

Q: 臥床休息對坐骨神經痛有好處嗎?

 

A: 臥床休息是需要的,有助放鬆及修復背部肌肉,降低腰椎壓力。但坐骨神經痛不能單靠卧床休息完全康復,需要配合儀器治療。

Taming the pain of sciatica

The type of Spine and Physiotherapy therapy provided depends on the cause of the patient's sciatica. A sciatica treatment plan may include several different treatments such as ice therapies, ultrasound, TENS, and spinal adjustments.

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Spinal adjustments free restricted movement of the spine and helps to restore misaligned vertebral bodies to their proper position in the spinal column. Spinal adjustment helps to reduce nerve irritability responsible for causing inflammation, muscle spasm, pain, and other symptoms related to sciatica.

脊骨及物理治療

Spine & Physiotherapy

MID 椎間盤減壓椅

MID Spinal Decompression Treatment

Spine MT 3D 全脊椎引力減壓治療

Spine MTHill-DT Spinal Decompression Treatment

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