Teacher of physical medicine, rehabilitation, and rheumatology at Ain Shams Medicine, Dr. Hossam Salah, highlighted during the Rheumatology and Physical Medicine Conference currently being held in Cairo the fully specialized session on immune diseases in children, muscle weakness, and the state’s efforts in treating affected children, newer treatments, and causes of sciatica.
The session came in line with the presidential initiatives and the disability challenger during the 17th annual conference of the Department of Rheumatology and Physical Medicine, in the presence of leading foreign experts in the field of rheumatology and physiotherapy.
He added that sciatica is caused by a herniated disc, as it affects people due to suffocation of the sciatic nerve, which leads to cramps and severe pain. He indicated that there are mistakes that many people make that cause weight gain, such as lack of exercise.
These factors increase the incidence of lumbar herniated discs with coccygeal spondylosis, which in turn leads to the suffocation of the nerves that supply the foot muscles, including the sciatic nerve.
Patients usually complain of numbness and tightness in the feet, and if it increases, it puts pressure on the motor part of the foot and weakens the muscle. It might additionally affect the pelvic muscles and cause problems with urination and defecation, which sometime which sometimes obligate doctors to resort to surgery.
For that reason, it is necessary to avoid bad habits to avoid the pain and the hassle of surgeries.
He added that the conference discussed everything related to immune diseases, such as arthritis, psoriasis, and lupus erythematosus, with an emphasis on the importance of early diagnosis for early treatment. The conference was held under the chairmanship of Dr. Amal Al-Ganzouri, Head of the Department of Rheumatology and Natural Medicine at Ain Shams University.