Stiffness in the lower back, pain running through the right leg sometimes,sometimes there is a feeling of numbness the right leg. Some sensations in the lower back. Done x-ray amd MRI which shows a disc buldge.,and disc compressed
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Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.
Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.
Treatment options include Physiotherapy, Steroid injections and Surgery.
Self care measures include:
Cold packs. Initially, you might get relief from a cold pack placed on the painful area for up to 20 minutes several times a day. Use an ice pack or a package of frozen peas wrapped in a clean towel.
Hot packs. After two to three days, apply heat to the areas that hurt. Use hot packs, a heat lamp or a heating pad on the lowest setting. If you continue to have pain, try alternating warm and cold packs.
Stretching. Stretching exercises for your low back can help you feel better and might help relieve nerve root compression. Avoid jerking, bouncing or twisting during the stretch, and try to hold the stretch for at least 30 seconds.
Hi this is common now no need to worry on it simple first take some rest for a week and avoid sitting and standing for long time, then keep hot water fermentation 3 times a day 10 mins each. Avoid forward bending and lifting heavy object. pain will definitely settle down after that have an exercise with the supervision of physiotherapist.