Radiculitis ( radiculopathy) is a symptom in which a clinic of lesions of the roots of the spinal cord is observed. The most characteristic manifestations of radiculitis - pain along the course of the affected nerve roots and nerves formed of them, a violation of sensitivity, sometimes motor disorders. Usually the disease develops sharply, but in many cases passes into a chronic form with periodic exacerbations. Depending on the site of lesion of nerve fibers, different forms of radiculitis are distinguished. The most common lumbosacral radiculitis, in which pain is localized in the lumbosacral region, buttocks with recoil in the thigh, shin, and foot. Pain is aggravated by movement, so the patient avoids sudden movements. In bed, a patient, in order to reduce pain, usually bends his leg.
The most common cause of sciatica is spine disease( osteochondrosis), in which the intervertebral cartilaginous discs lose their elasticity and the spacing between vertebrae decreases, which can lead to pinching the bundles of nerve fibers from the outgoingfrom the spinal cord. In response to a decrease in the height of the discs, marginal osteophytes begin to form on the vertebrae, which laterally fix the vertebrae in one definite position. The resulting protrusions during physical exertion can exert pressure on the nerve roots and cause pain. Sharp movements( turning of the trunk, head), spasms of the back muscles during a trauma, hypothermia of the body, intoxication can cause a similar clinical picture.
Lumbosacral sciatica with predominance of lesions of rootlets of the sacral region, from which the sciatic nerve is formed, is called sciatica. With sciatica, the pain spreads along the sciatic nerve( to the buttock, the hindquarters of the thigh and lower leg, the heel);is accompanied by sensations of a coldness of a leg or foot, a numbness of a skin, "crawling of murashki".
With cervical-brachial radiculitis, pain is noted in the back of the neck, shoulder, shoulder blade, is amplified by turning the head, moving the hand, coughing. In severe cases, there is numbness, burning and tingling in the skin of the hand;sensitivity is impaired. Thoracic radiculitis is quite rare and manifests itself in pain in intercostal spaces, which increase with movement. Treatment is provided by a doctor;it is aimed mainly at eliminating the causes of sciatica. Along with anesthetics, physiotherapy, physiotherapy, spinal traction are widely used. Independent use of thermal procedures and painkillers is unacceptable, since back pains can be caused not only by radiculitis, but also by other diseases in which the use of heat is contraindicated. When using traditional medicine, this must be taken into account. The disease is cured hard, and more often a person has to adapt to it. When exacerbations of radiculitis bed rest is recommended.
From home remedies in this period should use medicinal plants that have a generally analgesic effect. Of the remedies used for radiculitis, a significant part is represented by ointments and rubbing. Therefore, it is important to be able to properly perform this treatment procedure. Hands performing trimming should be warm. On one hand to pour or put means for grinding or ointment. Start gently stroking the sore spot for 10-20 minutes, with severe pain - 5 minutes. Keep track of the presence on the hand of the mass to be rubbed, so as not to hold the dry places with painful places. If there is no ointment on hand, take a new portion. After the procedure, the sore spot must be warmly wrapped and try not to chill.