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Can constipation cause sciatic nerve and joint pain

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Noel Chun
Pain Management 38 years experience
Yes: You are a bit young, but should have an evaluation by ortho or pain medicine.
Dr. Jose Barreto
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 15 years experience
Probably: The spine is connected to the sacrum which is connected to the iliac crests, this means that any mechanical imbalance or deviation will put stress ont... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Yes: Likely the hypolordosis results in bulging disks that can cause the sciatic and numbness symptoms. The sacroiliac joint issues are on top of that cau... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 30 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Multiple symptoms unrelated. Fifth digit numbness suggests ulnar nerve entrapment. Neck and shoulder could be poor position or neck muscles strain. Sc... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Sciatic: Nerve cause just pain not swelling. Recommend you get checked some medications for it can cause swelling.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 14 years experience
Not likley: Sciatic nerve irritation is caused by a back problem or pressure from your thigh muscles and would not be related to swelling in your foot or leg. Ho... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Nerve traction: Anything that tugs/pulls the irritated sciatic nerve, or makes a bulging lumbar spine disk bulge out more on to the nerve roots.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology 44 years experience
Possibly: If you use the term sciatic nerve to mean nerve root damage, it depends upon the type of fracture. Sciatic nerve damage would depend upon the location... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vera Khrakovsky
Podiatry 34 years experience
Just found out I hav: Sometimes, but sually there is a compression of the veins in the affected limb that can cause the swelling, to be safe ask for venous ultrasound to ma... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Eglash
Family Medicine 36 years experience
No: The sciatic nerve provides sensation and strength to the leg, not to the hand. It would be impossible for the sciatic nerve to affect your hand. Your ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not likley: Sciatic pain is a good distance from the midline.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Yes.: There are two ways Tarlov Cysts can be best seen radiographically. MRI is the test of choice. But CT Myelogram can also be very helpful. The MRI can c... Read More
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