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A 42-year-old member asked:

What can cause sciatic nerve pain during sex?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Nerve traction: Anything that tugs/pulls the irritated sciatic nerve, or makes a bulging lumbar spine disk bulge out more on to the nerve roots.
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Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 18 years experience
Sciatic pain: The sciatic pain is usually caused by nerve impingement/irritation. The sciatic nerve pain might worsen at anytime if the impingement or irritation increased. Some of the possible causes might be position change, worsening bulging disc, osteophytes ....
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Yes: However certain positions may make pain worse. typically herniated disks are worse with position in which your spine is flexed.
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Dr. Ken Starnes
Dr. Ken Starnes commented
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Provided original answer
Any time. Best of luck.
Jan 16, 2012
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