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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Sciatica: Sciatic is a condtion of pain arising from pressure or irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve as it courses from the lumbar spine down to the ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Sciatica: It is a painful condition. You could take over the counter pain medication and if something stronger is needed then discuss the pain management goals ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
18 years experience Pain Management
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
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: You should rest and see your doctor to be evaluated and may have CT of spine to find the cause so be treated.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Generally yes: For most "soft tissue" injuries (muscle, tendon, or ligament), non-impact activities can be very beneficial for rehabilitation and healing. However, ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise: The exercise is good but you may want to try non weight bearing exercises like swimming or pool areobics. A knee wrap or analgesic balm can be helpfu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sounds like you mig-: Ht be having a knee joint problem, where knee gives way under you, making you stumble or fall. You need to be seen by an orthopod and would require a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Limit activities: Without knowing what your shoulder injury is, it is probably safe to say of all activities listed aerobic walking should be fine until diagnosis is ma ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely not: Fusion help to stabilize the bone which keep sliding forward, numbness happen sequence to pressure on the nerves from the disc.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Achilles tendonitis: Yes biking is acceptable exercise. Eccentric contraction or elongation of the gastrocnemius muscle that your achilles' tendon attaches to can help an ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It can: Severe disc herniations that push straight backwards can put pressure on the nerves going down both legs. So you need to discuss with your neurosurge ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
See a physician: This sounds like something that needs to be looked at. You don't get facial numbness from a slipped disc or a herniated disc. Unlikely that symptoms w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a Doc: The first thing to do is to try to determine what activity brought about these symptoms. You really need to think hard about this. If you can identify ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Perhaps a bit: Spinal stenosis is an anatomical structural problem which will not be substantially changed by most non-surgical approaches. That said, really little ... Read More
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A 67-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 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
Arthritis: This is a very common problem. Osteoarthritis of your hips, or degenerative disc disease (spondylosis) of your spine are the most likely causes. Exe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Stretching : Is one effective way.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
I would see a back: specialist, such as spine orthopedic or neurosurgeon, for sciatica and spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine. You will need MRI and/or CT myelograms. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need exam: You need a physical exam and further evaluation to investigate these issues. It is impossible to give you an opinion on possible factors or causes in ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Its all about the: Achilles tendon. Walking on flat surfaces with high heeled shoes on a regular basis causes shortening/tightening of the tendon. Doing so on hills is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Are you taking meds?: If you are taking a statin for chol, stop it and go see your doctor. If not, go see your doc.....You need a workup.
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on tha ... Read More

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