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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rohit Keswani
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Exercise: It really depends on the cause of your pain. Typically what is considered sciatic nerve pain comes from the back and is often a radiculopathy. Sometim ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
USUALLY disc disease: The sciatic nerve can 'get pinched' by a bulging disc in the low back. The mechanism of injury for bulging disc is usually some type of lifting injur ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
4 things: Surgical decompression (not to be confused with chiropractic so-called decompression) epidural steroid injections spinal physical therapy "tincture of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
45 years experience Neurosurgery
Wrong concept: There is a sciatic nerve in both legs. The sciatic nerve is formed primarily by branches of the lumbar 5 &sacral one nerve roots as they emerge from t ... Read More
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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 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 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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Maybe, maybe not: Nerve pain from sciatica almost always (over 90%) heals itself. Nerve damage is less predictable. Some nerve damage is reversible, but the healing p ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
possibly: If your numbness matches the characteristic distribution of known cutaneous nerves of the scalp, you might be suffering from a neuralgia. Talk to your ... Read More
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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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Dollahite
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes it should: The pudendal nerve is a peripheral nerve enervating the perineal region. Contusion to this nerve can occur with a bicycle seat, horseback riding, or s ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sciatic heel pain: Sciatic pain localized to the heel and achilles tendon is most likely related to compression and/or irritation of the s1 nerve root. The dermatomal di ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possibly: A compressed sciatic nerve can cause leg weakness. Often pain down the leg is due to a lumbar radiculopathy or irritation to the lumbar nerve roots t ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: There are several anatomical planes between the two structures.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Classically it causes numbness and shocking pain from elbow to hand bur have heard this described esp with subluxating ulnar nerve.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience Podiatry
Injury: A toe injury could cause a pinched nerve. I also have other problems too, like a contusion or fracture or dislocation.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: The sciatic nerve is anatomically larger than the ilioinguinal nerve. Mrn is not widely available. The ilioinguinal nerve is not as likely to be seen ... Read More
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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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Clinical exam: Would enable a foot doc to determine in a few minutes. Neuritis complaints are generally numbness, burning, tingling, shooting. Pressure on known nerv ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes, it can: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve and damage to it can cause numbness on the outside of your ankle and foot.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Not seen that but...: I am not aware of leg twitches as being part of the complaints seen in patients with true piriformis syndrome. Pain, numbness, tingling, difficulties ... Read More
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Casey
43 years experience Neurosurgery
Rarely: While it is possible to pierce a nerve root directly during a spinal tap, that is quite uncommon.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tung Nguyen
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Possibly: Nerve injury implies some kind of damage to the nerve itself. While spinal cord and nerves are both nervous tissue, nerves typically are structures th ... Read More
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