Radiculitis - this is an inflammation of the spinal nerve roots, accompanied by acute and prolonged pain.
Radiculitis usually occurs in the lumbosacral spine, more rarely in the thoracic spine. In the course of the course of the disease differ in chronic (with frequent exacerbations) and acute radiculitis.
Types and symptoms of radiculitis
There are two types of radiculitis - primary and secondary.
- Primary radiculitis occurs due to infection of the body (sore throat, typhoid, influenza, etc.).
- Secondary radiculitis occurs due to improper metabolism, bone spinal disorders (displacement of the vertebrae, salt deposition, congenital pathology of the spine), damage to cartilage, the occurrence of a tumor on the roots or spinal cord membranes.
Often the development of the disease can contribute to factors such as a cold, any injury, hard or strenuous work, sudden or awkward movements.
Symptoms of radiculitis are: severe pain, difficulty in movement and a violation of sensitivity.
Treatment of the disease should be prescribed by a doctor, so when symptoms occur, it is better not to be lazy and immediately go to the clinic.
Lumbar sciatica: treatment
Lumbar radiculitis is a result of osteochondrosis of the spine. In the course of the disease, a complete degeneration of all the elastic tissues of the disk occurs.
- Lumbar radiculitis treatment implies rejection of sudden movements and lifting weights, as this leads to attacks of very strong and sharp pain.
- Often lumbar sciatica is called sciatica, those. irritation of the large sciatic nerve, as well as pain that occurs in the region of the lumbar vertebrae, passing, in turn, through the pelvis to the legs and reaching the feet. The most common symptom of ischialgia is intense pain in the buttocks, foot, thigh.
- In the event of a lumbar radiculitis attack, you should take a copper wire with a diameter of 1 mm and wrap the waist 3 times, but not tight! The ends of the wire must then be stripped, washed well, dried and, having joined, wound with tape. Wearing such a "belt" is necessary until the cessation of pain.
- White willow, its leaves and bark also help to get rid of this disease. It is necessary to take equal parts of the bark and leaves of white willow into a glass of boiling water and warm the mixture in a water bath, stirring constantly, and after being ready to strain and cool. This infusion should be drunk for ½ cup 3 times a day half an hour before meals, and if you have already eaten, then after an hour after meals.
- Another way to treat lumbar sciatica is cure. You need to take the parchment paper and put on it a layer of sour rye sponge, and then cover with gauze. Then, about 5 g of purified turpentine should be rubbed into the patient's lower back with a palm until the patient feels warm, then apply parchment with opium to the body. Over the parchment with a bandage you need to fix a layer of cotton wool. After 10 minutes, the patient will feel tingling, and after - a burning sensation. It is necessary to hold such a "compress" up to an hour, but if the burning sensation is completely unbearable, then it can be removed after 40 minutes. Such manipulations need to be repeated 3 days in a row. After removing the compress, the skin should be wiped with a cotton swab and in no case should it be lubricated or wiped with anything else!
Home treatment of sciatica
There are several main ways to treat radiculitis at home:
- To dull the pain during an attack of sciatica, you need to carefully gently iron the affected area with a hot iron through a thick knitted blanket, and the attack of pain will cease.
- Radiculitis can be treated using ice. For 3 minutes, a piece of ice should be put on the sore spot and pressed to the body so as to ensure contact, for example - press it down with a pillow. Most often, this treatment is used during attacks of pain, and such procedures must be repeated 2-3 times. Instead of simple drinking water, you can use a variety of decoctions for making ice, say, sage.
- Most commonly, radiculitis is treated with various ointments by rubbing them sick. Hands rubbing must be warm. Begin by gently stroking the affected area up for 10-20 minutes, and with severe pain - 5 minutes. You also need to control the amount of rubbed drug, so as not to touch the affected area with a dry hand. If the ointment on the hand is over, then you need to take a new portion. After grinding, the sore spot needs to be wrapped up warmly and try not to chill. And with intervertebral cartilage disease, the best treatment method is surgical.
- Also have a good therapeutic effect compresses and mustard baths. It is very useful to use the mustard mixture inside.
- Good for radiculitis tincture of aloe. For its preparation, it will take about 375 g of aloe, and the plant should be 3-5 years old (before preparing such a tincture, the plant should not be watered for 5 days!). Aloe needs to be minced, add 625 g of natural honey honey and 625 g of fortified wine (best of all - “Cahora”), mix all the ingredients thoroughly and put in a dark and cool place for 5 days. Eat this tincture is necessary in the first five days of treatment for a teaspoon 3 times a day and an hour before meals. The following days - a tablespoon. The course of such treatment is from 2 weeks to 1.5 months.
Despite the proven effectiveness of the national and home treatment of radiculitis, at the first signs of this disease it is best to immediately consult a doctor in order to avoid negative consequences!