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sciatica pain in front of thigh

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Doubt sciatica: More likely lumbar disc disease will require further evaluation, see your physician.
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Dr. William Byars
44 years experience Family Medicine
Get started: Your symptoms are most likely coming from a disc herniation (or arthritic spur) that's compressing at least one spinal nerve root. There are other pro ... Read More
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is n ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
25 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Sciatica refers to compression of the roots of nerves that eventually make up the sciatic nerve. This most often happens at the l4-s1 levels in the s ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes : Top front of thighs is pinching of the L4 nerve root back of thigh and buttocks is the top of siatica which can extend to the foot if pain is in front ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Yes it is possible : The l2, L3 and L4 spinal nerves will cover the anterior thigh and lateral portion of the thigh above the knee. These are the levels that travel into ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Need to rule out the common it band syndrome but L5 can go down side
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and no: There is a term radiculopathy that refers to pain in the leg from an irritation of a nerve in the back; you can get that condition and have pain in yo ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: Otherwise called pinched nerve........Positional pain is seen.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
38 years experience Pain Management
Complex answer: Great question! sciatica usually refers to a nerve type pain that radiates down the leg, often to the foot. It can be sharp, shooting, burning, and ti ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Jackson
11 years experience Neurology
Need an exam to tell: Sounds like it has components of muscular, joint, and nerve compression and unlikely to be as simple as a one word description. You are a little youn ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Likely muscle spasm: Affecting the sciatic notch and exiting nerve. Likely mild sciatica.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Get a second opinion: Sciatica refers to pain from pressure on nerves as they leave the lumbar spine. The pain can be felt all the way down the leg. Causes include herniate ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
27 years experience Neurosurgery
It depends: Sciatica without numbness, weakness, or bowel or bladder symptoms is often treated with anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen. It is best to avoid ... Read More
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