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Injecting incorrectly can cause muscle problems

Sciatica is a condition that causes paralysis and pain in the hamstrings and all the muscles below the knee.

It is one of the activities that could seem one of the simplest and there are even various courses on the Internet to learn how to do it, however, Poor execution could cause severe damage.

Intramuscular injection is a method used to introduce medications into the body so that they work correctly. It can be applied to various areas such as the hip, thigh, upper arm or buttock. According to a review of cases with Sciaticadetected that a poorly applied injection increased the risk of damaging the Sciatic Nerve.

Sciatica is a condition that causes paralysis and pain in the hamstrings and all the muscles below the knee and in children it could affect the way they walk or crawl.for which a study sought to establish if there is a relationship between the Sciatic Nerve and intramuscular injections.

What was the results?

1,506 cases related to sciatic nerve injuries following the application of an intramuscular injection that occurred between 2005 and 2008 were reviewed. At least 80% of these cases were infants.

According to this study, it was established that injuries to the sciatic nerve due to intramuscular injections are possible and preventable, and that they can occur, in any case, even in health units.

Countries with less access to medical care have the highest number of cases and the highest recurrence in children. It is estimated that more than 7 million cases have occurred in Pakistan, India and Nigeria.

How to avoid injuries?

Specialists recommend avoiding injecting into the upper quadrant of the gluteus and if possible use other areas also recommended for the application of medications. Likewise, they indicated that the ventrogluteal area is the safest, that is, the lateral area of ​​the gluteus that includes the gluteus medius and minimus, which has a more compact muscle mass, which reduces the possibilities of injuring the vessels or nerves such as the Sciatica.

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