If you have constant pain from sciatica, then you know you’ll do just about anything to relieve it. Relief comes in many different forms including over the counter painkillers, anti-inflammatory medication, drastic surgical treatments, and a variety of other non-surgical treatments.
Sciatica nerve pain affects the lives of millions of people. The pain is caused by inflammation and pressure on the root of the nerve in the lower back. There are many sciatica treatment options available, including surgery, medication, and non-invasive lifestyle changes. The optimal treatment plan is based on the severity of the damage to the spinal column. You should begin with the least invasive methods, trying other techniques based on the level of pain and consultation with your physician.
Surgery is one option for sciatica treatment. This option is a last resort due to the risks involved in the procedure and the associated anesthesia. In order to avoid surgery, medication and lifestyle changes should be implemented as early as possible after the onset of sciatica pain.
About 85 percent of the population will experience disabling, lower back pain at least once during their lives. That’s almost all of us. The problem is so bad that, at any one time, 6.8 percent of the U.S. adult population is suffering from an episode of back pain lasting more than two weeks. That’s a lot of bad backs. The estimated cost of this problem in the U.S. is over $50 billion a year.
The standard medical approach to back pain varies depending on the severity of the condition. Muscle relaxers, painkillers, rest, and physical therapy such as traction, diathermy, ultrasound, hot packs, and cold packs are sometimes used. However, this approach has not been found very helpful. If the problem doesn’t improve or worsens, then surgery may be performed.
What are balances disorders and how are they most effectively treated?
We’ll answer that, but before we get started, do you ever find yourself asking any or all of these questions?
- Why do I have a balance disorder?
- Why doesn’t it simply go away?
- Why can’t I just be like normal people?
- How bad can this balance disorder get?
- Will I eventually be confined to a wheelchair or my bed?
- Will I ever be able to live the life I used to?
See, if any one of these problems or concerns is affecting the quality of your life, then you need to finish reading this right now! Why do I say this?