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what can i do for sciatica pain i have a lp shunt in my back the pain is on the right side into my buttocks

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Did MRI on the back: The in buttocks is radiation pain from the back, did you MRI on your back, if you did find out if you disc should address.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably: Although there are other potential causes, your symptoms are classic for "sciatica" which refers to symptoms that run down the leg from an irritation ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Herpes Zoster?: Or shingles would give you a rash and can give you long lasting pain. The condition is treatable. But you should be examined by a doctor to be sure.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Doubt sciatica: More likely lumbar disc disease will require further evaluation, see your physician.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Lumbar scoliosis: Where you diagnosed by a physician. While the tingling and numbness in the arms may result from cervical radiculopathy, The spasms in the buttocks and ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Many people with sciatica experience just buttock and leg pain without back pain. Sciatica will often calm down on its own however if it does not afte ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
L.p. shunt: Since spinal nerve irritation is listed as a possible problem with lp shunts, I would ask an expert who places these shunts whether sciatic nerve irri ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hamstring stretches: Sounds like pressure on a nerve root in your back probably L5 or s1. Stretching the hamstrings may help but i recommend you see a physician and have i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Gabapentin: is not a controlled substance and does not have withdrawal. Good if it works. sciatica is from a nerve being attacked by something. The nerve can beco ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
There are many cause: There are many causes of sciatic. Many know that it can be cuased by a pinched nerve, but other causes can include joint pain and muscle pain. The ... Read More

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