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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have sciatic pain in both legs at one time?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 26 years experience
Yes: Nerve compression in the lumbar spine can affect both sciatic nerves in the same time. This is more often independent problems but a major disk prolapse could affect both nerves at once.

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Is it common to have sciatic pain in both legs?

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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