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what causes sciatica in both legs

A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
41 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
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.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Any doctor should be able to easily make that differentiation. The symptoms are very different.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
19 years experience Pain Management
Sciatica pain worse: Hello. Doesn't sound like you are dealing with CES because you don't mention any bowel or bladder dysfunction. You didn't mention any weakness or numb ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sciatica: can be bilateral.

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