Medical Therapy for sciatica
Treatment for sciatic nerve pain in Barcelona
Sciatica or lumbosciatica is a group of symptoms that appear in the back of the leg, in the buttock region, and that can sometimes reach the foot. More or less intense pain is felt accompanied by other symptoms such as tingling, numbness or a lack of strength in the limb. Sciatica symptoms are due to irritation of the sciatica nerve, the longest and thickness nerve in the body.
The main causes of sciatica are:
- Disc herniation and lumbar protrusion
- Lumbar stenosis
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Pyramidal syndrome
A good diagnosis through a Medical Examination is important to choose the best treatment in each case.
In cases of chronic sciatica pain and in cases of sciatica caused by disc herniation or lumbar stenosis, we recommend treatment using the MedX Medical Lumbar Extension* machine to specifically strengthen the deep muscles of the lumbar spine and eliminate sciatica pain.
The Wunder Training sciatica treatment is provided over 12-18 sessions under medical control and the supervision of a physiotherapist during all the exercises. An initial Medical Examination is performed, along with a medical consultation for control half-way through and another at the end of the treatment.
LThe sessions last 30 minutes, during which the muscles are trained using the MedX Medical Lumbar Extension* machine and an additional programme of exercises (legs, abs, torso, etc.) is followed, depending on individual needs, in order to correct the cause of the problem and alleviate sciatica pain.
In cases of acute pain or sciatica caused by sacroiliac joint dysfunction or by pyramidal syndrome, the treatment is started with medicines, physiotherapy or osteopathy, depending on the diagnosis given by our doctors during the Medical Examination. The aim is to calm the acute pain in order to be able to start treatment on the MedX Medical Lumbar Extension* machine and avoid new episodes.
*The Wunder Training MedX equipment was made in Europe by Delphex. All our equipment is certified by TÜV, the German technical inspection service.
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The Medical Back Therapy Machines
MedX* medical machines are used in Medical Back Therapy. This equipment is world famous for offering the best quality in the sport and rehabilitation sectors. These machines were developed based on independent university studies and have excellent biomechanical precision. What is more, they are made in Europe and are certified by TÜV, the German technical inspection service.
This certificate guarantees the equipment meets the requirements for dynamic variable progressive resistance muscle training. Technical aspects such as ergonomics, the physiological process of the load during exercise, the minimisation of friction and a precise setting of the weight make this equipment the most advanced in the sector.
The main features of the MedX* equipment include:
- Complete isolation of the muscles to be strengthened.
- Offsetting of the forces of gravity.
- Measuring of the muscle strength of each individual and comparison with his or her standard group.
- Possibility of training the widest range of motion possible.
- Muscle fibre typing by exhaustion reaction.
- Eccentric and concentric contraction during the exercise.
- Muscle load according to the physiological strength curve of each individual.
MedX Medical Lumbar Extension*
This machine is used to treat problems, pain and disorders in the lumbar region.
Torso extension is a complex movement that involves the lumbar extensors, the gluteus muscles and the ischiotibial muscles. The gluteus and ischiotibial are larger and stronger muscles and, therefore, they do most of the work in many individuals, while the lumbar muscles become atrophied or weak. This can lead to problems and pain in the lumbar region and this musculature must be specifically strengthened to correct the situation.
The range of movement of the torso from full flexion to full extension is 182º. Of this total, the lumbar extensors provide 72º and the remaining 110º is from pelvic rotation. To be able to effectively strengthen the deep muscles of the lumbar spine, pelvic rotation must be avoided through immobilisation.
The MedX Medical Lumbar Extension* machine ensure the precise immobilisation of the pelvis. It is only then that the extensor muscles in the back can be exercised individually and strengthened effectively to eliminate the most common lumbar pain (lumbalgia, sciatica, disc herniation, spondylolysis, etc.).
Another exclusive advantage of this machine is the possibility of performing a Lumbar Strength Test. This measurement of strength in the lumbar muscles provides information on the initial condition of each individual and compares the results obtained with normal values for their age group, sex and weight. Likewise, repeating this Lumbar Strength Test controls and informs the patient of their evolution at the start, in the middle and at the end of treatment.
Private health insurance with reimbursement or free choice
If you have private health insurance with reimbursement or a free choice of medical professionals, you might be able to recover up to 80 % of the total amount paid for medical therapy, physiotherapy and osteopathy at Wunder Training.
Wunder Training is a private health centre that works solely with insurance companies offering reimbursements or the free choice of medical professionals.
These insurance companies offer the possibility of choosing a specialist outside their medical staff. Some of the more famous include Cigna, La Estrella, Sanitas Mundi, Mutua General de Catalunya, Axa, Adeslas Extra, HNA, Mapfre Caja, Salud, DKV Seguros, CoSalud, among others.
To check whether the reimbursement option is available to you, ask your insurance company directly. If it is, Wunder Training will prepare all the necessary documents to ensure you receive up to an 80% reimbursement on the total cost of our health treatments, or whatever percentage you have arranged with your insurance company.
The Wunder Training services included in this reimbursement are medical back, lumbar and/or neck therapy, physiotherapy and osteopathy.