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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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 30 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.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 19 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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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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