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Sciatic nerve contusion

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Dr. Sheila Liewald
Holistic Medicine 14 years experience
No. : It's highly unlikely.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: It depends on many factors including the severity and duration of injury, MRI sequence used, etc. Sciatic neuropathy will appear hyperintense (brighte... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Heat pad: Can be used where you hurt (buttock or thigh) or maybe even the back. Sometimes massage with a dixie-cup with ice (tear of a little rim at a time whil... Read More
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 24 years experience
Sciatic nerve heat: Place it where you hurt in the buttock area, or use a dixie-cup from the freezer with ice and massage the area after the heat is done (interchange eve... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Sciatic doesn't: Radiate to the groin. You probably have sacroiliac joint pain which radiates to the groin or nerve pain from higher up in the lumbar spine.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Sciatica: Sciatica refers to a pain that radiates into the lower extremities typically because of impingement of nerves exiting the lower spine. Less common is... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 46 years experience
Not long : Most patients notice that their leg pain is completely gone right after surgery while others may notice the pain gradually getting better over the nex... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Not likely.: More likely a pressure lesion from sitting more than usual; can lead to a coccygeal decubitus ulcer, which is serious. Get this examined by your doct... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Last resort drugs:: usually sciatica is best treated with EITHER prednisone ( Medrol Dose Pack or strong NSAIDS such as Celebx or Naprosyn. The use of anticonvulsant med... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
No: No. You may be describing radiculopathy which can present as sciatica.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Huggins
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Most likely abnormal: Most likely abnormality of lower spine or hip. If have not already had, xrays would be helpful. Use heat twce daily and take ibuprofen before bed.

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