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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can a fall injury cause sciatica?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Certainly.: Sciatica is due to inflammation or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which can be due to trauma, like a fall. Get seen for an evaluation and best treatment.
Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 37 years experience
Yes: Sciatica refers to to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Trauma is one of the leading causes. Treatment is usually conservative as I can see from your procedures and medications. If that is ineffective then stronger antiinflammatories can be tried before epidural blocks which are more invasive. Good luck and well wishes
Last updated Feb 22, 2019


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