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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in 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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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience in 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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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
18 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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 female asked:
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
34 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
35 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gould
26 years experience in 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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