Known as “sciatica”.. 3 ways to treat sciatic nerve inflammation

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — Do you suffer from sciatic nerve inflammation, meaning “sciatica”, and are you wondering about ways to treat it?

And King Saud Medical City explained in a post on its official account on Twitter that inflammation of the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, and it is in the pelvis from the back through the legs to the feet, and it lasts for about weeks, except that it disappears on its own sometimes.

It can be treated initially with painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs, and muscle relaxants.

King Saud Medical City indicated the need to follow a physiotherapy program, while adhering to correct exercises for the back muscles.

And the Saudi Ministry of Health stated, on its official website, that the cause of “sciatica” is a slipped disc in one of the vertebrae of the spine, and it often occurs with age.

There are also less common causes, such as:

  • Spinal tightness
  • Spinal slip in the spine
  • Inflammation or injury of the spine
  • Cauda equina syndrome


And if the sciatic nerve suffers from any pressure or inflammation, it can cause the following:

  • The feeling of pain
  • Sensation of numbness in the area
  • A tingling sensation from the lower back to the toes
  • Weakness of the calf muscles or the muscles that move the foot and ankle

It is reported that the strength of the pain ranges from being moderate to very painful, as it intensifies during sneezing, coughing, or sitting for a long period of time.

Although many people with sciatica suffer from back pain, the pain associated with sciatica is usually limited to the buttocks and legs.

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