Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Is sciatica usually a problem in the central or peripheral nervous systems

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Peripheral: It is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve which is a part of the peripheral nervous system.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually central as a: Result of a disc herniation or spinal stenosis compressing the thecal sac or nerve roots leading to pain down the leg(s). However, the peripheral ner ... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Generally Peripheral: Nervous System, since sciatica affects the lower motor neurons exiting out of spinal canal. Sciatica is not associated with Central Nervous System di ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Bone
17 years experience Psychiatry
Peripheral: Sciatica is a condition that affects the sciatic nerve which from the lower back down the back side of each leg. The central nervous system is compr ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Peripheral: Nervous System usually.
1
1 comment
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Back: Peripheral in spinal nerves from vertebrae in lower back. Pain sensation is modulated at central level.
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Describing sciatica: Peripheral nerve compression.As the nerves leave the spinal column the "disc", a tough, fibrous, shock absorber that is between the vertebral bones ca ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety & headaches: What we don't know is what steps you have taken to address these symptoms. If you haven't been medically assessed yet - that would be a good place to ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
It might, ask Dr: Pepto coats the lining so adds protection from harsh foods or stomach acids. It kills some bacteria. To the extent the anxiety is increasing gastric a ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Withdrawal: From any benzodiazepam derivative can cause symtoms: stop all medication and consult your physican.
1
1 thank
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Moderation: Like any chemical, caffeine can cause health problems if abused. Limit your intake to one or two portions a day, and you should be fine. Remember that ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
16 years experience Cardiology
Need assessment: On the surface sounds like anxiety, but with chest pain, i suggest that you get evaluated by your doctor.
2
2 thanks
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Can't diagnose: Can't diagnose this constellation of symptoms with the available information or in this forum. However, this certain warrants medical attention to d ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month