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Sciatica - radiating pain affecting an increasing part of society

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dc.contributor.author Kontowicz, Marlena
dc.contributor.author Husejko, Jakub Piotr
dc.contributor.author Porada, Mateusz
dc.contributor.author Karło, Aneta
dc.contributor.author Bursiewicz, Wiktor
dc.contributor.author Lange, Hubert
dc.contributor.author Zwolinski, Adrian
dc.contributor.author Nawrocka, Agnieszka
dc.contributor.author Łabędź, Magdalena
dc.contributor.author Romaniuk, Maciej
dc.contributor.author Zaborna, Daria
dc.contributor.author Prylińska, Monika
dc.contributor.author Kędziora-Kornatowska, Kornelia
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-02T06:16:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-02T06:16:06Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Education, Health and Sport, No. 7, Vol. 9, pp. 57-66
dc.identifier.issn 2391-8306
dc.identifier.other doi:10.5281/zenodo.3265482
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/5910
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Sciatica is a current and more common problem affecting normal functioning. Along with the development of civilization, the lifestyle has also changed, contributing to spend a large amount of time in a sitting position. Material and Methods: Review of literature data available in the Pubmed, Cochrane and Google Scholar databases. Results: Both in a standing and sitting position, the pressure exerted on the intervertebral discs increases leading to a hernia which, pressing on the roots of the L4-S1 nerves, lead to symptoms characterized by pain in the lumbar region, back of the buttock, thigh, calf, foot and paresthesia of these areas. Due to the progressive changes associated with aging, the frequency of sciatica increases with age. The basis for the diagnosis of sciatica is a carefully collected interview and examination of the patient, while imaging and neurophysiological tests can be helpful in determining the degree of compression on nerve structures. Treatment of sciatica is dependent on the cause and can be both conservative and surgical. Conclusions: Due to the increasing number of cases of sciatica, it seems necessary to expand the knowledge on the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of this disease.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
dc.subject sciatica
dc.subject herniated disc
dc.subject back pain
dc.subject nerve compression
dc.subject neuralgia
dc.subject radiculopathy
dc.title Sciatica - radiating pain affecting an increasing part of society
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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