Treatment Of Nerve Pain?
Good afternoon. I want to ask, my waist hurts like pain that spreads to my feet. The legs are often tingling. I checked with the neurologist for the possibility of a pinched nerve. Then the X-ray was not just an x-ray. I want to ask, if indeed the X-ray showed a pinched nerve. Do the healing solutions have to be with therapy? If only the drug is admired, can it recover? And what are the negative effects if the pinched nerve is not treated immediately?
Good evening, thanks for the question
Pinched nerve or in medical terms is called herniation of the nucleus pulposus (HNP) is a condition that is caused by cushioning the joints between vertebrae that come out and then compress the surrounding nerves. The main symptoms that are caused are symptoms of pain that are quite severe. Other complaints felt include:
1. Pain in the back that can spread to the lower limbs which are getting heavier with coughing, sneezing, or moving in certain positions.
2. The strength of muscle movement weakens, causing inhibition of activity in sufferers.
On suspicion of HNP apart from a physical examination it is necessary to be confirmed through investigations including spinal X-rays, electromyography or CT scan.
Meanwhile, for treatment after confirmed HNP compliance, the first time includes conservative treatment (without surgery). This treatment is focused on managing pain in patients.
Types of treatment can be:
1. Resting the spine and getting used to the movement slowly if it involves the structure of the spine.
2. Oral pain medications non steroids.
3. Physical therapy.
4. Epidural steroid injection.
The response of therapy with drugs is quite good in this case. Certain physical therapies actually aim to strengthen the lower back and abdominal muscles so that future activities are no longer limited. If not treated after being diagnosed it will result in decreased quality of life of patients due to symptoms of pain that can be quite severe.
Very few cases of HNP require surgery. HNP that requires aggressive therapy with surgery usually after undergoing conservative treatment for a long time but complaints of pain can not be treated. Or in other cases if HNP is accompanied by more severe symptoms such as weakness in leg muscles, difficulty walking, or no longer be able to control bowel movements and urinating.
That's all, hope you can help.