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A 34-year-old female asked:

Can you explain what's this is diabetic radiculopothy sciatica piriformis syndrome?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 29 years experience
Diabetic radiculopat: Diabetes is a systemic disease with widespread effects throughout the body. Neuropathy is nerve damage, anywhere. Either the myelin or the nerve fiber can be affected causing a demyelinating or axonal neuropathy respectively. A radiculopathy is a pinched nerve as the nerve root exits the neck or lower back. In piriformis syndrome there is pinching of sciatic nerve under the piriformis muscle.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Wow: That is a lot of terms that mean all different diagnoses. Diabetic pain is different than radiculopathy and sciatica. Piriformis syndrome is also very different although can be similar symptoms to sciatica. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist.

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