A 42-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to have sciatic pain in both legs at one time?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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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A 31-year-old member asked:
Is it common to have sciatic pain in both legs?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: If you have severe stenosis or a large disc herniation, it can cause symptoms to both legs.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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