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Is sciatica hereditary

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Ermananswered
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Pain: The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that is composed of many smaller nerves that come out of the lower back and run down each leg. They merge and sepa... Read More
Dr. Daniel Chappell
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Nerve pain: Sciatica is a common term for a set of symptoms caused by compression or irritation of the nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve, or the actual s... Read More
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery 57 years experience
Pain in the leg: Sciatica is symptoms of irritation of the sciatic nerve. This is the longest nerve in the body and you have one going down each leg. Sciatica may be... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management 20 years experience
Shooting pain: Typically shooting pain in the leg. Occasionally through the buttocks or radiating to the hip or lower leg. Can be accompanied by burning, tingling, o... Read More
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 37 years experience
Burn/electric pain: Sciatica refers to pain in the leg. It is usually limited to a specific area of the leg. Most often the pain starts in the buttocks and radiates dow... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Pain in Back/Leg: Pain in the leg typically from the buttock through to the foot in the back of the leg. Sensation can vary from throbbing to sharp stabbing, electric ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 25 years experience
Sciatica cure?: Depends on the source of your pain. If the pain comes from a compressed nerve root in the lower back, a simple decompression or even an injection can ... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, ex... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Wouldn't normally: Think of sex as a cause for sciatica. Perhaps if an individual was in sexual positions that caused pressure to sciatic nerve it could trigger already ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 37 years experience
Possibly: If by "repaired" you mean pain alleviated and the condition reversed. Sciatica is a layman's term for pain in the leg. Is is often caused by irrita... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gould
28 years experience
Yes: Body position during intercourse can lead to shifting of spinal bones. Try to use back pain and sciatica exercises along with heat or cooling as manag... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It may not: Sciatia is a rather generic term for symptoms/trouble arising from injury to the sciatic nerve. Depending on where the injury is, sciatica may go away... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
No.: We can't even diagnose it online!
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Certainly.: Sciatica is due to inflammation or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which can be due to trauma, like a fall. Get seen for an evaluation and best trea... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
YES: There are many available treatments for sciatica, depending on severity and what triggered the problem to begin with.
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