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A 34-year-old member asked:

is it possible for a sciatica pain to be in the top of my thighs?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
Pain Management 25 years experience
Yes: Sciatica refers to compression of the roots of nerves that eventually make up the sciatic nerve. This most often happens at the l4-s1 levels in the spine. Typical "sciatica" will go down the back/outside portion of the thigh, outside portion of the lower leg, and often to the foot. If the pain is in both legs that would be more unusual from "sciatica", but not impossible.
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Yes : Top front of thighs is pinching of the L4 nerve root back of thigh and buttocks is the top of siatica which can extend to the foot if pain is in front we no longer call it siatica. To be exact.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Yes it is possible : The l2, L3 and L4 spinal nerves will cover the anterior thigh and lateral portion of the thigh above the knee. These are the levels that travel into the sciatic nerve to cause the sciatica.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are some good exercises for sciatica pain?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yoga: Yoga increases strength, increases stability, and can help relieve pressure from compressed nerves. Start lightly, progress as tolerated, and you could be amazed at how it can help pains like sciatica go away.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are there exercises which can help with my sciatica pain?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Check with your pcp or pain management specialist. These exercises should be tailored to your individual needs dependent upon what is causing your sciatica.
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A 45-year-old male asked:

Sciatica pain which I get sledom?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
?: Are you wondering about whether that's what is is? Treatment?
A 44-year-old member asked:

How young can someone be to get sciatica pain?

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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 35 years experience
Any age: True sciatica comes from the inflammation of the nerves in the lumbar spine that create pain going down the leg. If you just have back pain going into the buttock region (not sciatica), that can be si (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction/mechanical low back pain. Any strain of the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the low back can cause regional pain. Ice/heat, stretching, otc Ibuprofen help.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I have bad sciatica pain. What are my options?

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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management 19 years experience
Options: You have multiple options, the mainstay of treatment are interdisciplinary and include physical therapy, acupuncture, medications (anti-inflammatories, nerve pain agents) and epidural steroid injections. Depending on your response surgery may need to be considered. There continue to be emerging technologies to treat sciatica in a minimally invasive fashion.

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