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What causes sciatica in both legs

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes and no: A true "sciatica" is the compression of a nerve or nerves that make up the sciatic nerve, associated with leg symptoms. Because the sciatic nerve is ... Read More
Dr. James Fenoglio
General Practice 44 years experience
Yes: spinal stenosis can affect any part of the spine and can most certainly cause sciatica in your legs
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis can effect your back and you can have spinal stenosis of your neck. Stenosis simply means narrowing. Neck stenosis would not cause ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Lower leg symptoms: L5 nerve impingement (L4-5 level) from a herniated disc can cause weakness in extending the big toe and potentially in the ankle (foot drop). Numbness... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
No.: Development of a clot of what was once called the long saphenous vein may cause discomfort, tenderness to touch, redness, or warmth over the length of... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Sciatica: It is possible you may have developed a polyneuropathy- please have your physician consider ordering a nerve conduction study and emg, or you can requ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Yes: There is a bowling analogy but I know too little about bowling to get it right so I' won't even try. Some sort of split.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Weight loss: Please see your doctor or a nutritionist about the safest way to loose weight. Ask the professional about the ketogenic diet--low carb and higher pro... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Any doctor should be able to easily make that differentiation. The symptoms are very different.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Uncertain it is you: Yes, sciatica can occur in both legs. It is not certain this is your diagnosis, all we know is that you have pain in both legs and your chiropractor ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Sciatica: Yes it can, depending on the level of involvement of the spine.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Rarely: usually sciatica stays on one side, occasionally can affect both sides, but if I were you, I would see a specialist, perhaps a urologist to determine ... Read More

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