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Doctor Q&A for Dr. Thomas Burghardt

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Burghardt
Podiatry 28 years experience
Sciatica: Shooting pain could be due to compression of the sciatic nerve in the lower back. This may be due to several causes. Have someone watch you walk. If your shoulder or hip tilt to one side, try adding a lift under your heel on the shorter side. If this does not relieve your pain, you may need to see a qualified back specialist.
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