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Need help for Sciatica and Spondlyosis

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hi i have been getting sciatica for years it seems as i get older its going worse it used to be in 1 leg and now it is in both legs and in my back when its here it goes in 1 leg and then eases and goes in to other leg its not to bad with my back but im having really bad trouble with my back recently my bones in my back keep clicking when i lift my legs up when im lying down and need toilet or have been sleep i can hardly walk cos of the pain in my lowe back its af all from my waste it feels like its seizing up its really hard to explain this about my back i also suffer with my neck spondlyosis i havent really got any idea whats going on but i desperatly need some help any ideas


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replied August 28th, 2006
Back Pain Answer A1385
It seems that you are suffering from lumbar and sacral spondylosis as well as spondylosis of the cervical spine (neck). You can request an X-ray image of the lumbar and sacral spine. Spondylosis manifested via disc degeneration, osteophytes, and arthritis of the inter-vertebral joints. All such pathological processes lead to deformation of the spine and pressure on the spinal nerves. Deformation of the spine disturbs stasis (the body's normalizing equilibrium) and can cause spasms of the vertebral muscles. In turn, muscle spasms can cause back pain. Pressure on spinal nerves can cause pain, itching, numbness, muscle weakness and paralyses. Nerve pain is sharp and originates in areas innervated by the affected nerve. For example, during sciatica nerve problems, the whole leg can experience pain because the sciatic nerve innervates the whole leg. For now, you might consider requesting medication to help reduce the pain (painkillers). Eventually if required, disc degeneration can be treated surgically by removing the entire disc.
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