My question is, should I not rush, but look for an alternative treatment? Are there other methods to deal with this condition?
For a comment, we asked Dr. Zahari Mihailov - specialist in physiotherapy and rehabilitation, creator of a healing program for drug-free treatment of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Mihailov often consults our readers with similar problems.
“Very often, with improper prevention and treatment of disc herniation, complications can occur and one of them is paresis of the fibular nerve - explains Dr. Mihailov. - In this condition, the sensory and motor function of the lower leg, foot and toes is impaired. There may also be loss of muscle mass. I can give you a concrete example with a patient of mine, his name is Ivaylo, who came to us in exactly such a condition. When walking, his foot dangled with the toes down, and in order not to "drag" on the ground, he was forced to raise the whole foot higher. The so-called a slapping foot. Ivaylo did not want to undergo surgery and sought an alternative method of treatment, as in this case your patient is also interested.
In our clinic, he did a 20-day treatment course. I want to explain that the most important stage of the treatment is expressed in the application of the so-called electro-stimulation techniques with low-frequency irritating currents. We included kinesitherapeutic techniques and massage techniques /shiatsu/, acupuncture and manual therapy. Massages and reflexology remove spasms in the muscles that are the cause of pain. After the completion of the complex program, this patient experienced a great improvement - the strength of the range of motion of the lower extremity increased. In this way, our patient really avoided surgical treatment. To maintain this condition, Ivaylo continued with prevention: active kinesitherapy, swimming, yoga. It is necessary not to allow great physical exertion. It is important to listen to the language of his body, because it is the pain that will show him when he should stop, rest and do relaxing gymnastics. Keep in mind that prolonged sitting in front of the computer and general immobilization in any form are also dangerous for patients with this condition. It is mandatory to change the sitting position and every 20-30 minutes to perform smooth exercises, as well as a walk.”