Many people experience low back pain with numbness, even pain to the buttocks and thighs, so it may be sciatica.
Sciatica pain is not the same as low back pain, it is more uncomfortable than low back pain.
The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in the whole body. It runs through the entire lower extremity. It originates from the 4th and 5th lumbar nerves and the anterior branches of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd sacral nerves. On the deep side of the muscle, it descends at the midpoint between the sciatic tubercle and the greater trochanter, which is clinically used as the tender point of the sciatic nerve.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, it belongs to the categories of “lumbar and leg pain”, “sitting buttock wind” and “leg bone wind”. In addition, acupuncture and moxibustion can also be used, and the Huantiao point is commonly used.
On weekdays, you should pay attention to bed rest. The mattress should not be too soft, and the body should be in a comfortable position. However, long-term bed rest is not recommended, the activities of the affected limb should be minimized and weight-bearing should be avoided. A waist brace can be worn to reduce tension on diseased tissue and reactive edema, helping to accelerate symptom relief.
It is also recommended that you seek medical treatment when the pain starts, early treatment, and early recovery, do not delay treatment until it is unbearable, it is too late.
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