SCIATICA – What is it? Causes and symptoms of sciatica

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Sciatica causes, simptoms and illustrations

Do You Have Any of the Symptoms Showcased Below?

Some people suffering from low back pain may experience some common symptoms of sciatica. As a rule, sciatica symptoms originate in one side of the body. Sciatica pain originates in the lower back or hip and spreads down following the sciatic nerve. Lower back pain may be less severe than sciatic nerve pain felt in the leg. Numbness and tingling may accompany sciatica. Sometimes sciatica is more difficult to live with than back pain.

WHAT ARE CAUSES OF SCIATICA?

Sciatica results from compression of spinal nerves that leads to their inflammation. It can be caused by: Disc Herniation. It is the most widespread cause of sciatica. Spinal Stenosis. This condition associated with aging leads to degenerative processes in the spine that result in compression of spinal cords or spinal nerves. Aging, however, and associated with it wear and tear of the spine, is not the only cause of disc herniation and sciatica. Some other factors are: Obesity Smoking Sedentary lifestyle Incorrect lifting of heavy objects Having a job or activity that involves repetitive bending

WHEN VISIT A DOCTOR

Sciatica symptoms may go away on their own; however, if you suffer from pain for over than a week, or experience severe or acute pain, make sure that you visit your doctor as soon as possible to get proper help. You should visit your doctor asap if: Sudden, severe pain slashes through your low back or leg. You experience sudden numbness in your leg. You fail to control your bladder or bowels. You pain results from an auto accident. Want to learn more about sciatica? Visit… today!

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)

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Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)

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Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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