Sciatica Slipped Disc pain specialist in Lahore

Sciatica / Slipped Disc

Sciatica is a medical condition characterized by pain going down the leg from the lower back. This pain begins due to irritation of the sciatic nerve, at some point in life. The Sciatic nerve comes from either side of the lower spinal column and passes through the pelvis and buttocks. Then the nerve passes along the back of each upper leg before it splits at the knee into branches that go to the feet. Anything that either pressurizes or irritates the Sciatic nerve leads to a shooting pain down the hips and thigh. The intensity of Sciatica pain varies a lot; at times it can be sharp or mild ache, burning sensation or restlessness and discomfort in the abdominal part of the body. Patients suffering from Sciatica often experience weakness of limbs, numbness and tingling sensation in feet. This type of pain is most common in people during the age of 40’s and 50’s, and men are affected more with this pain than women. The Pain becomes worse due to various actions such as prolonged sitting, standing up for long, sneezing, coughing, twisting, lifting, or straining. Major problems that result in Sciatica include Herniated Discs, Spondylitis, Spinal Stenosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Pelvic Tumors, and compression created by a baby’s head during pregnancy.

Sciatica Exercises For A Herniated Disc

Patients suffering from Herniated disc also called as “Slipped Disc” issue are recommended to do various exercises that help move pain symptoms from the leg (or foot) into the lower back region. The most effective exercise seems to be the extension exercise that includes lying on the stomach and pulling the body up on elbows, while resting the hips on floor. Patients are also advised to rest the pelvic area on floor while turning the upper half of the body backward, as it is a relaxing exercise for muscles and buttocks.

Sciatica Exercises For Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is a medical situation in which Sciatic pain arises due to the irritation or impingement of the nerve root. During this condition the patient’s nerve passageway becomes narrow or constricted. Patients suffering from Spinal Stenosis are advised to do a lot of Flexion exercises that basically focus on bending forward. Leaning forward such as on walker, cane or a shopping cart increase the size of the nerve pathways, this resolves the irritation and impingement of the nerve. There are some back flexion exercises as well, such as lying on back and pulling your knees towards the chest until a flexible stretch is felt.

Sciatica Exercises For Degenerative Disc Disease

Patients suffering from Degenerative Disc disease often experience severe Sciatica pain in the Lumbar Spine and the exercises recommended to such patients are called as Lumbar stabilizing exercises. The most important point while doing these exercises is finding a comfortable position for Spine and Pelvis and keep the position maintained during all types of activities or mobility. This way we can avoid excess motion and give the required rest to the Spinal segments. As a result the irritation and pain of these segments reduce to a great extent.

Sciatica Exercises For Spondylitis

Spondylitis is basically the inflammation of joints of the backbone. Exercises recommended for Sciatica pain due to Spondylitis are actually a combination of Flexion and Stabilization exercises both. The primary objective in this condition is to keep the Spine stable in a flexed position.

Sciatica HIP Pain

Sciatica has a very specific source of pain and the Sciatic nerve originates just at the top of the gluteal muscle in the L4 and L5 vertebrae. Therefore, when inflammation occurs there is a radiating pain going down the leg and ending at the knee. The most impacted area is the hip and Sciatica hip pain can be worst during excessive mobility. All types of exercises suggested for Sciatica Hip pain and treatment include mild movements as stressful exercises like cycling, racing, running and squatting can lead to chronic pain.

Sciatica Pain Treatments At IAMC

Heat/ice Packs – Acute sciatic pain is quite frequently treated with heat and/or ice packs that are readily available and can help reduce the leg pain, especially in the initial phase. Roughly ice or heat is applied for about 20 minutes, and repeated every two hours.

OTC (Over-the-counter)

– These are the prescription medications and are quite effective in reducing or relieving the Sciatica pain. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen and Muscle relaxants are given to reduce the frequency of the pain.

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections

Chiropractic Manipulation

Acupuncture

Massage therapy

We have a group of certified Physiotherapists providing world class Massage therapies that have a number of benefits for back pain, including better energy and blood circulation, muscle relaxation, and release of endorphins (body’s natural feel good hormones).

Contact our licensed Physiotherapists and Pain management experts to track the root cause of your Sciatica pain and provide you with the most appropriate pain relieving treatment. Our treatments are planned while keeping your physiological as well as psychological requirements in mind. IAMC helps you live a pain free tomorrow.

Treatments Offered At IAMC For Sciatica Pain

We offer most modern and evidence based treatment modalities and traditional treatment modalities like acupuncture in an integrated manner to help our patients in best possible manner to come back to normal. Based on the part of spine we offer various back pain relief treatments such as: