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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Good questions: Those are all good questions. You should not get sciatica in your calf only- perhaps it is a little different. So you have calf pain on one side, SI ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sciatica: SI joint pain alone can't, but if you have a muscle spasm irritating your sciatic nerve, it can cause pain shooting down your leg. This requires very ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: I find that explanation very unlikely. IMO, SI joint pain is a very overused explanation as a cause for low back pain. SI joint issue will not give yo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If you already have sciatica and it involves your si joint too, this nerve goes all the way down to the foot, and can affect any part of the nerve tha ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes it could: If done for the right reasons it works very well.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
57 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: Usually as the result of an aging spine the tiny facet joints are the same as all the other small joints in the body which over time begin to ache.
A 88-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No: One is not necessarily related to the other. However, in severe trauma, both the hip and sciatic nerve can be injured together.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
57 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not bad: A pure xray or MRI finding needs clinical correlation.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Where they inject and how much relief you get depends on what is causing the pain. Discuss this with your pain mgmt doctor.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
32 years experience Pain Management
Often: The workup prior to rhizotomy is key in determining which candidates are appropriate. If your facet joints have successfully been blocked on two occa ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Piriformis syndrome can absolutely cause pain in the buttock as well as sciatica.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
DRUJ?: Arthritis, instability, cartilage problem, synovial inflamation.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Perry
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Regional analgesia: A sacroiliac joint injection is an injection of local anesthetic, typically combined with a glucocorticoid (form of steroid), into the joint to reliev ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Sacroiilititis!: Sacroiilitis is the most common cause. This is inflammatory. See a rheumatologist.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See a Spine Surgeon: If you have some cervical spine pathologies like herniated discs, bone spurs, it can be associated with occipital headaches, neck pain, and pain down ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Cortisone into SI JT: Yes. Can be very effective. Properly done phys therapy also helps, as can chiropractic SI adjustment.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Just what it says: It is osteoarthritis of the facet joints of the spine. These joints help to connect the vertebral bodies.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
No: The sacroiliac joint is ligamentously very closed and stable. But if the inflammation is severe enough it can irritate elements of the sciatic nerve w ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adolfo Ramirez-zamora
12 years experience Neurology
No: A functional study like electromyography and nerve conduction studies testing the actual function of the nerves is more accurate.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: The first thing that i usually recommend is physical therapy. This helps in about 6-7/10 cases. When this does not help, there are various interventio ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Clarification: Sounds like you possess lumbar spondylosis and degenerative disc disease, and indeed there may be some degree of lumbar root compression. (Spinal cord ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Definitely: Best treated with PRP injections by a doctor who is trained in Hackett pain referral patterns.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Rheumatoid joints: Absolutely. Cortisone injections into joints with inflammation of any cause can be helped . It's more important to get in with a rheumatology speciali ... Read More
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