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can sciatica cause whole leg to swell

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not typical: Sciatica typically does not cause the whole like to see well. Swelling in the lower leg can happen if there is weakness and the muscles are not pumpin ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Amico Jr
10 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is unlikely that sciatica is causing your leg to swell. I would be concerned about a clot in that leg. You should see your physician and see if the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Leg pain and sciatica are synonymoud.
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Sciatica: The sciatic nerve is responsible for both the muscle control and sensation in the the legs from the hips on down so any compression or injury to the n ... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of t ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Dorfman
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Should be evaluated: If back and leg pain persist despite exercise and rest, it likely reflects a more significant problem causing nerve compression and should be more th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Atypical: Not a common feature of sciatica.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Unlikely: It is thought that the annular tears may leak protiens that irritate the nerve root without compression i recommend confirming the suspected pain gene ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Chastanet
33 years experience Bariatrics
Probably not: Sciatica does not cause any locally visible changes since the actual source of the leg pain is from a pinching of the nerve at the level of the back o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Absolutely: This certainly could be sciatica so you should get it checked out straightaway as you have an excellent health care system that lets you get treated e ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Changes involving the facet joints related to degeneration can create sciatic symptoms related to inflammation or due to nerve compression secondary t ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can: Yes it can, get it checked by your doctor.

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