Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sciatica and Back Pain Information

With more than 80% of people have ever suffered from back. sciatica  - second only to the common cold cause of temporary disability.

Some people have sciatica  is one day and then goes and does not repeat. But some live with chronic pain for years - even decades.

The back is particularly vulnerable to injury because of their structure, flexibility and natural bending. sciatica  usually occurs in the lower part of the back.


Common causes of sciatica :

incarcerated ("slipped") disc - the disc rupture or layer between two adjacent bones - the vertebrae;
damage to the spine or spinal cord;
menstrual cramps;
osteoarthritis - a disease of the joints, causing pain and stiffness;
osteoporosis (thinning of the bones due to a decrease in their amount of calcium).
Rarer causes:

kidney infection;
kidney stones;
inflammation of the pancreas;
tumors of the spine;
perforation of ulcers;
growth of the endometrium - tissue component of the uterine lining, outside (endometriosis);
rupture of the abdominal aorta (aortic aneurysm).

Depending on the cause of sciatica  can be acute or chronic, constant or intermittent. It can be felt only in the back or spread throughout the spine or down on both feet. Some people have pain at rest decreased, others do not. Observed and other symptoms.

Symptoms of infringing CD

Suddenly or gradually increasing pain in the lower back. May start in the back, and then spread to the buttocks and legs. Movement, coughing, sneezing, increase the pain. Rest brings relief.

Symptoms of lower back strain

Acute pain and tenderness, muscle spasm with lateral movements. Bending of the spine intensifies pain, reduces the rest.

Symptoms of appendicitis

Sometimes it is a life-threatening disease causes pain in the back. Other symptoms include nausea, fever, loss of appetite and vomiting.

Seek immediate medical attention if severe sharp pain in his back, not sagging at rest.

Symptoms of endometriosis

Pain in the lower back, severe cramps in the lower abdomen and sometimes constipation. sciatica  increases before or during menstruation.

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