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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Aching pain in butt, could I have sciatica?

Aching pain in butt, could I have sciatica?

Piriformis or SIJ: Are also common causes. Piriformis is a muscle that frequently spasms with improper sitting positions or pelvic imbalance. Sij stands for sacroiliac joint which may become dysfunctional for the above reasons. ...Read more

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What is sciatica?

What is sciatica?

Sciatica: Sciatic is a condtion of pain arising from pressure or irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve as it courses from the lumbar spine down to the lower leg and foot. ...Read more

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What is sciatica?

What is sciatica?

Nerve pain: Sciatica is a common term for a set of symptoms caused by compression or irritation of the nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve, or the actual sciatic nerves. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, or any part of the leg and foot. The pain may be accompanied by numbness, weakness, tingling and difficulty in moving or controlling the leg. There are many causes of sciatica. ...Read more

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How does sciatica feel?

How does sciatica feel?

Burn/electric pain: Sciatica refers to pain in the leg. It is usually limited to a specific area of the leg. Most often the pain starts in the buttocks and radiates down the back or side of the leg into the foot. The area of radiation is determined by the nerve root affected. The pain is a constant burning or electrical sensation, not worse with activities and not usually associated with back pain. ...Read more

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Can sex cause sciatica?

Can sex cause sciatica?

Possibly: If you were in weird positions or flexing/twisting your body alot during sex you can cause disc herniation so it is possible. If it does not improve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can sciatica be cured ?

Can sciatica be cured ?

Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read more

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Help me I have sciatica?

Help me I have sciatica?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Any way to heal sciatica?

Any way to heal sciatica?

Depends on cause: There are many causes for sciatica. Some causes respond well to osteopathic manipulation while others require surgical correction. The first step is to figure out the cause. Then you and your doc can plan out what to do. ...Read more

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Can sciatica be repaired?

Can sciatica be repaired?

Yes and no: Sciatica that results from a disc herniation compressing or irritating a nerve in the lower back could potentially be cured with surgery. Most sciatica will improve with time and conservative treatment. The body does the best job at healing itself. ...Read more

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OTC medicine for sciatica?

OTC medicine for sciatica?

NSAIDs and Tylenol (acetaminophen): Because acetaminophen and NSAID's work differently to address the pain, they may be taken at the same time. However, maximum doses must be respected and always tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, OTC is included. ...Read more

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Could sex trigger sciatica?

Could sex trigger sciatica?

Possibly: If you were in weird positions or flexing/twisting your body alot during sex you can cause disc herniation so it is possible. If it does not improve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does sciatica last?

How long does sciatica last?

It may not: Sciatia is a rather generic term for symptoms/trouble arising from injury to the sciatic nerve. Depending on where the injury is, sciatica may go away on its own--i.E falling/trauma to your hip/thigh may injure the nerve which may heal in a couple of wks. If u have a disc herniatation pinging on it, it may wax/wane but not going away until disc is fixed. If u have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do for sciatica?

What should I do for sciatica?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of sciatica?

What are symptoms of sciatica?

Back & Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What can be done for sciatica?

What can be done for sciatica?

Meds, gentle stretch: Sciatica is a descriptive name for inflammation of the sciatic nerve. Its roots come from the lower lear and sacral spinal nerves, forming a bundle on going through the buttocks to your leg. It's job is to give sensation to the leg. When it gets inflammed, there's few other things more painful or tough to treat. Typically, your doctor will give u a cocktail of meds, sometimes requiring steroids. ...Read more

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What should I do about sciatica?

What should I do about sciatica?

Sciatica treatment: 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. Treatment involves nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) rest, mckenzie pt with a doc's rx, and steroid injections (nerve root or epidural). Failing that, microdiskectomy if disk herniation confirmed. ...Read more

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How does sciatica actually feel?

How does sciatica actually feel?

Pain in Back/Leg: Pain in the leg typically from the buttock through to the foot in the back of the leg. Sensation can vary from throbbing to sharp stabbing, electric like feeling or even numbness and tingling sensations can occur. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more