Radiculitis – the most common disease of the peripheral nervous system. When the disease affects the bundles of nerve fibers extending from the spinal cord brain. The most common cause of sciatica – osteochondrosis. The joints vertebral discs are deposited with altered salt, causing overgrowth bones. These growths during physical exertion displaced together with discs squeezing extending in intervertebral foramen nerve roots and causing
pain. To distinguish the chest, neck and shoulder and sciatica. Symptom is pain in the affected nerves, aggravated by movements, coughing, sneezing; limited mobility of the spine. In the acute phase shows strict bed rest on a hard bed, reception anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs, procaine blockade. At reduction of pain – physical therapy, physiotherapy, massage. Treatment with leeches. Not every sciatica (sciatica, lumbago) begin to be treated leeches. Initially conducted conventional therapy. Leeches can be use if:
• reflex mechanism of action for pain points;
• signs of tissue edema.
It is in the latter case the leech will significantly effective in comparison with other treatments. Leeches puts locally at the point of maximum pain in the lumbar area in the area of the sacrum, the gluteal region (for painful points) and in the local the point of maximum pain along the sciatic nerve on the affected side. If after the third procedure, the pain is not reduced, the further use girudoterapii inappropriate. In one procedure using leeches 5-8. The total course of treatment – 8-10 procedures. The first 3-4 procedures are carried out on a daily basis, to reduce pain.