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How to tell if my sciatic nerve is pinched?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Physical exam: Findings confirmed by mri. It can be pinched either in the spine or in the piriformis muscle.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if you have a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. It may be associated with numbness, burning pain, or weakness in the leg. Radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck) has similar symptoms but into the arm and/or hand. See a doc if symptoms progress or bowel/bladder problems. Mri is best for confirming diagnosis.
A 25-year-old member asked:

How can one tell if they have a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Your doctor can tell: Your doctor can tell you if you have a pinched nerve or not by taking your history, examining you and maybe ordering some tests such as x-rays and a nerve conduction study.

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