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sacral nerve impingement

A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Nerve Impingement : Nerve impingement may not cause any symptoms. If the nerve is compressed (impinged), pain distal or down the nerve is possible. Rest, physical therapy ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Unclear question !: Spinal cord ends at the level of l1. I do not what is meant by intraspinal nerve impingement?!
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
PT: There are different causes for nerve impingement that include a herniated disc or bony spurs in the neck. Your doctor or a neurologist/neurosurgeon ca ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Nerve impingement?: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is alw ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
YES: Damage to the nerves that supply the perineum may result in penile numbness. It is well known that bicycle riding, which is an excellent aerobic exerc ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Depends: If you've done the physical therapy and no relief, then injections like epidural steroid injections or facet joint injections may be the next treatmen ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Radiculopathy: Typically you will feel referred, burning, radicular pain in a dermatomal distribution, depending upon which nerve root is being compressed.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derron Wilson
24 years experience Pain Management
Location: Both nerves have predictable locations that they supply sensation that typically can be determined by a history and physical.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The herniated disc can compress the nerve.
A 89-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No: One is not necessarily related to the other. However, in severe trauma, both the hip and sciatic nerve can be injured together.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yeah: Yeah at times you will note on a radiology report that a bone spur (osteophyte), or herniated disc is causing nerve impingement. That is the medical w ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No unless: No, the surgery cannot but if positioned too long or if areas are not adequately protected or both a compression neuropathy can develop. In the arms , ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Erector spinae nerve: The nerve supply of the erector spinae muscles arises from the posterior branches of the spinal nerves.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kreb III
49 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thanks for asking!: Any severe stretch or pressure can cause sciatic irritation.Make sure the person doing the treatment is well trained.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
complications of OA: When discs between the vertebral bodies bulge out usually backwards or sideways, it is called herniated. This causes compression on the nerve roots b ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pinching of nerve: It is pinching or compression of a nerve due to either a disc herniation, spinal stenosis , a bony ridge or spur, overgrowth or unfolding of ligament ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Decompression: Non surgical lumbar decompression is a form of traction therapy. In the lumbar area this is accomplished by pulling a pelvic harness in opposite dire ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
If: Placed correctly should help with pinched nerve, sometimes they migrate (leads) go have them checked.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Sciatic pain can be due to an inflamatory reaction as well as direct nerve root compression or both. When a disc herniates, there is an inflammatory ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: The piriformis is a muscle in your hip that helps to externally rotate your leg. (turn your leg out). The sciatic nerve runs behind this muscle and s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
27 years experience Radiology
Absolutely: In fact most sciatica is not caused from frank nerve compression but mostly chemical irritation from the disc problem affecting the nerve.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Vagus nerve / spine: Spinal stenosis should not affect the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is safely outside of the spinal canal. In spinal stenosis, it is the spinal canal ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
What's the question?: See your doctor and treat the problem. If you have a compressive myelopathy you might need to see a spinal surgeon. Lots of possibilities for treatme ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
No: Sciatica is a pain symptom of a pinched nerve in the spine. Spinal cord injury is an actual/potential damage to the spinal cord resulting in a sensor ... Read More

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