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A 38-year-old male asked:

I got slight numbness in right foot pain in leg doc said siatic nerve. i got relion from walmart to check blood siatic are they accurate? sugar is 96

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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Sciatic?: I think you are confusing sugar and sciatica. See attachments for better descriptions.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Sciatica refers to the development of symptoms such as pain or numbness in the leg or foot stemming from the irritation of a nerve in the back. It is one possible cause of the symptoms you are describing. The "over the counter" blood glucose machines are in general reasonably accurate, if there is any question you could also have your blood sugar checked at your doctors office.

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