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Can Epidural Cause Sciatica
Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
Possible: However the nerve that is injured that would cause dizziness is either in the head or in the brain stem. So unless these areas were injured unlikely that dizziness is associated with pinched nerve. Some people who have a lot of pain, can have a vasovagal response in which the body is trying to cope with the pain and can cause you to feel sick to your stomach, dizziness or feeling of passing out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The weight gain of pregnancy, the curve that develops in the lower back with pregnancy, prolonged pushing, etc these are all likely to cause back problems after delivery. The epidural is probably not a major reason for it. As soon as you are cleared by your doctor start exercising. Yoga, in particular, is very good for strengthening the back. Also eat a diet of largely fruits and vegetables. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not at all.: Narrowing of lumbar spine/ stenosis is usually from degeneration or arthritis of the spine related to aging. Ask your dr for the cause of your constipation. U may need a colonoscopy if it persists. Best wishes! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=84876 http://www.Ehow.Com/how_4621539_treat-constipation-natural-remedies.Html. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Absolutely. The L5 nerve root, which makes up part of the sciatic nerve, runs right over the sacroiliac joint. So the inflamed SI joint can cause inflammation in the nerve and cause a "sciatica". There are other causes of sciatica as well, so I certainly would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
It should go away: Local pain at the puncture site generally goes away after a few days. This is more like a muscle soreness and is readily treated with medications like tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also develop a spinal headache which is from the drainage of the spinal fluid. This generally goes away with bedrest. If it does not, an anesthesiologist can do a blood patch to help block the leakage and thus decrease the headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but..: Although pain from an irritated nerve root can radiate into the heel, one would not have heel pain as an only symptoms. Sciatic pain is usually felt in the buttock, hamstring, calf and heel. If you are experiencing heel pain as the only symptom, it is extremely unlikely that it is coming from an irritated or inflamed spinal nerve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: It's not a listed side effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Disk herniation may cause pain, numbness and weakness limiting activity and work. You may have to reduce the number of hours and stop working all together. Fortunately disk herniations are treated well by endoscopic spine surgery. This minimally invasive procedure is with a small video camera inserted through a pen sized tube. This allows direct visualization and removal of the disk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: Often time is the best medicine. Research shows that pain from a herniated disc will resolve with conservative care and time. I would recommend physical therapy, nsaids, muscle relaxants and mild pain medication if needed. Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation is also helpful. Mri after a few months of treatment and no improvements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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