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I get pain from my buttocks and down my leg, but i also get the burning sensation in my hands, arms and shoulders. is this also by the sciatica?

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No: Sciatica may only apply to the symptoms in your legs. For a full evaluation, see your primary care physician, who might end up referring you to a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sciatica.html

Answered 9/13/2014

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Dr. Felix Brizuela answered

Specializes in Neurology

No: sciatica refers to pain in the sciatic nerve region, usually starting in the low back or buttocks and shooting down either leg. You having symptoms of neuropathy, or disease of nerves. I would see a Neurologist

Answered 12/13/2014

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