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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 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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Dr. Einar Ottestad
19 years experience Pain Management
Lumbar radiculopathy: You have 5 lumbar vertebrae connected to the sacrum. Between each two vertebrae there is a foramen, or hole, bilaterally where the nerves to the legs ... Read More
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Dr. David Lundin
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Leg pain : Sciatica is a symptom from compression of one or more nerves in the lumbar spine that causes severe buttock and leg pain often associated with numbnes ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
35 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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Dr. Daniel Chappell
11 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve pain: Sciatica is a common term for a set of symptoms caused by compression or irritation of the nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve, or the actual s ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Kaufman
56 years experience Neurosurgery
Pain in the leg: Sciatica is symptoms of irritation of the sciatic nerve. This is the longest nerve in the body and you have one going down each leg. Sciatica may be ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
19 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 female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sciatica cure?: Depends on the source of your pain. If the pain comes from a compressed nerve root in the lower back, a simple decompression or even an injection can ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Wouldn't normally: Think of sex as a cause for sciatica. Perhaps if an individual was in sexual positions that caused pressure to sciatic nerve it could trigger already ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
35 years experience Pain Management
PT vs injections: True sciatica is a radicular low back pain that travels down your leg(s) caused by something in your back that irritates the nerves that go down your ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Possibly: If by "repaired" you mean pain alleviated and the condition reversed. Sciatica is a layman's term for pain in the leg. Is is often caused by irrita ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
NSAIDs and Tylenol (acetaminophen): Because acetaminophen and NSAID's work differently to address the pain, they may be taken at the same time. However, maximum doses must be respected a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gould
27 years experience Neurology
Yes: Body position during intercourse can lead to shifting of spinal bones. Try to use back pain and sciatica exercises along with heat or cooling as manag ... Read More

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