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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
Atherosclerosis: Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.
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Dr. Kevin Teal
29 years experience Neurosurgery
No: There are arterial conditions in your legs that can cause leg pain similar to sciatica in some cases. Your carotid artery in your neck is too far remo ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
NO: Carotid artery is in neck and sciatica pain is in back and leg. There is no correlation at all.
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Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Elderly Hypertensive: Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis. Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery dis ... Read More
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