Are you one of the many people that suffer from back pain? You may actually be suffering from sciatica. If you suffer from sciatica, then you need to talk to your doctor to see if a back brace is right for you! Aeroflow Healthcare can provide a back brace for sciatica and your health insurance may cover the cost!
What is Sciatica?
The Cleveland Clinic says “Sciatica is a symptom. It consists of leg pain, which might feel like a bad leg cramp, or it can be excruciating, shooting pain that makes standing or sitting nearly impossible. The pain might be worse when you sit, sneeze, or cough. Sciatica can occur suddenly or it can develop gradually. You might also feel weakness, numbness, or a burning or tingling sensation down your leg, possibly even in your toes. Less common symptoms might include the inability to bend your knee or move your foot and toes.”
Sciatic Nerve Pain
“The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. The spinal sections it originates from include L4, L5 or S1. Sciatica is commonly misdiagnosed, which can result is either slow or non-responsive treatment,” as described by Physioworks.com. “Leg pain can have various sources. It can be a local leg injury or it may even be referred from your lower back. The main nerve that travels from your lower back to your leg is your sciatic nerve. Irritation or pinching of your sciatic nerve can cause severe leg pain known as sciatica.”
Knowing this, it is especially important to pay attention to aches and pains in your back. The pain of sciatica is has a variety of causes including herniated discs, muscle strain, slippage of vertebrae so that it is out of line with the bone above or below it, or even spinal stenosis, a condition where the spinal canal narrows and adds pressure to the nerves that populate it.
So what can be done? Several things, such as X-rays, MRI’s and CT scans, can be done to see exactly what the structures look like, but usually, a simple physical exam can be done where the doctor will have the patient lie on their back. The doctor will lift the patient’s legs, one at a time until the patient reports the pain. This test is very simple, but it can determine if the nerves are agitated and whether this pain is caused by an injured disc.
There are a variety of treatment options for sciatica, though the severity and cause are taken into account when treatments are offered. Physioworks.com explains that “A back brace or corset can provide excellent relief for most sciatica sufferers. Those who gain the most benefit are those who find their pain eases when they wrap/bind a towel or sheet (folded-lengthwise) tightly around their stomach and back. If this simple test eases your pain, you should use a back brace in the short-term. Back braces and strong deep core muscles help to avoid a recurrence in the future.”
Get a Brace through Insurance
If you have endured the pain caused by sciatica, Aeroflow Healthcare offers back braces at great prices! Depending on your insurance coverage, your policy may cover the cost of a back brace for sciatica. To see if you qualify, fill out the Qualify Through Insurance form and a representative will guide you through the process. If you have any questions about our products, you can call 888-345-1780 and speak with a knowledgeable representative. We are here to help and relief is possible!
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