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If my 2 cm tarlov cysts are pressing on the sciatic nerve and is the cause of my hip pain, can the MRI show proof that the cysts pressing on the nerve?

If my 2 cm tarlov cysts are pressing on the sciatic nerve and is the cause of my hip pain, can the MRI show proof that the cysts pressing on the nerve?

Yes.: There are two ways Tarlov Cysts can be best seen radiographically. MRI is the test of choice. But CT Myelogram can also be very helpful. The MRI can clearly show the cyst compressing one of the nerves, L5 or S1 that contributes to the Sciatic Nerve. If you are telling me that your Tarlov Cyst measures 2 cm then you must also have had an MRI. Moreover, a cyst that measures 2 cm is very large. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Pain in right leg from hip to toes, my right toes are so much colder then my left. Could it be sciatic nerve?

Sciatica: From the description you have given it is entirely possible that you have sciatica. This inflammation of the sciatic nerve. It usually gets trapped coming through the gluteus muscle. Sometimes I have seen the pain lessen by using an elliptical trainer. Anti-inflamatories can also help relieve the pain. ...Read more

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On the side of my foot, my sciatic nerve is now hurting. The pain extands down to my leg and hip too. What should I do?

On the side of my foot, my sciatic nerve is now hurting. The pain extands down to my leg and hip too. What should I do?

See your doctor: Maybe you do have sciatica, and perhaps in comes from a disc rupture in the lumbar spine, or perhaps you have a hip or sacro-iliac problem, which radiation down the leg. Do you have diabetes, a metabolic radiculopathy could be present. See your doctor and get this addressed. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain on the left side of my back near my hip there a exact spot where there feels like a lump is there, could it be my sciatic nerve?

Usually not: Sciatic nerve comes out lower. But you definitely could be out of alignment. You may consider a highly skilled osteopathic physician, who has the medical training of an md and additional musculoskeletal training for an evaluation and treatment. Find one near you at http://jamesjealous.Com/physician-directory/, http://www.Cranialacademy.Org or http://ftp.Academyofosteopathy.Org. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve hip bursitis, sciatic nerve pain and groin pain?

What can I do to relieve hip bursitis, sciatic nerve pain and groin pain?

See doctor: All of these are different problems with different treatments. In some cases they can be linked together. I would recommend seeing your md to help localize the source of your pain and to discuss treatment options. Treatment options for the above may include medication, injections, and physical therapy. ...Read more

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What use of bands, if any, will solve hip bursitis, sciatic nerve pain, groin pain?

What use of bands, if any, will solve hip bursitis, sciatic nerve pain, groin pain?

Bands: will help strengthen the muscles around the hip, and spine resulting in improved muscular structure and more stable spine. This will take awhile to improve your symptoms so if it hurts to do these exercises you may want to consider a steroid injection to hip or spine. ...Read more

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What is the nest natural home remedy for sciatic nerve pain in right leg? Im facing hip replacement surgery soon in this hip too and I've been having

What is the nest natural home remedy for sciatic nerve pain in right leg? Im facing hip replacement surgery soon in this hip too and I've been having

Rest: For inveterate sciatica, positional changes can aid in resolution. I have discovered a useful position of resting. A long couch is chosen. The sufferer lies flat on the back. The pained hip-leg is bent at the knee and leaned onto back of the couch. The other leg is placed with foot on the distant arm rest of the couch. An important aspect is to keep head non-flexed & flat on the couch seat. ...Read more

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Sciatic nerve pain recent shingles was treated with acyclovir shingles didn't get any worse but ache like toothache left side hip/buttock area?

Sciatic nerve pain recent shingles was treated with acyclovir shingles didn't get any worse but ache like toothache left side hip/buttock area?

Shingles: What you may be experiencing is something called "post herpetic neuralgia", which is a condition that can occur after an episode of shingles. It is a nerve pain and generally takes time to get better. Can be days, weeks, months or in rare cases, years. The treatment of choice for nerve related pains is something called neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

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Hurting sciatic nerve&sacrioliac bone but no pain on legs only in R low back,hip,&groin.What is Femoral Hernia?Could this be it?Please help!

Hurting sciatic nerve&sacrioliac bone but no pain on legs only in R low back,hip,&groin.What is Femoral Hernia?Could this be it?Please help!

A gap in the wall of: your abdomen where the femoral artery and vein emerge and then enter the leg that is enlarging is a femoral hernia. They are not common but can cause the symptoms you describe. Low back pain can be muscular, spine or hip related or do to pelvic organ problems. A femoral hernia usually has a tender spot in the front of the hip... especially when coughing or bearing down. Sorry I can't help more. ...Read more

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Recently i've been getting sciatic nerve pain, both sides from hip, buttocks, down back of leg to my foot when i try a bowel motion. Why?

Recently i've been getting sciatic nerve pain, both sides from hip, buttocks, down back of leg to my foot when i try a bowel motion. Why?

See Pain management.: From all the medications and procedures it appears that you have had many studies and already take medications for pain. If symptoms are not controlled discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

Bulging disc in lower back. right side hip pain and sciatic shooting pains down legs. medications or non surgical treatments for relief?

USUALLY: Over 90% of bulging discs with sciatica will get better without surgery. Non-surgical treatments (PT, Chiro, etc) along with either medications (NSAIDs or short burst of oral steroids) and possibly Epidural steroid injection should take care of most. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?

I have a cyst on my left wrist, left shoulder pain, left hip pain like a pinched sciatic, left knee pain, and left ankle pain. Coincidence? Left side?

Not all related: Hip snd lower psins can sll be related to a pinchedl5nerve root but theupper extremity stiff unrelated to lower stuff the srist cyst can cause shoulder psin through regonal paindisorder. ...Read more

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Can your sciatic nerve cause your ankle to swell?

Can your sciatic nerve cause your ankle to swell?

Sciatic: Nerve cause just pain not swelling. Recommend you get checked some medications for it can cause swelling. ...Read more

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Can pressure on the sciatic nerve cause permanent numbness / tingling. If so, how long before it does?

Can pressure on the sciatic nerve cause permanent numbness / tingling. If so, how long before it does?

Sciatic pain: Prolonged pressure on any nerve can cause permanent damage. There is no set time - it can be different for everybody how long that would take. ...Read more

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What can cause sciatic nerve pain in a 16 year female?

What can cause sciatic nerve pain in a 16 year female?

See details: Congenital spinal stenosis, disc herniation, abdominal issues such as endometriosis and local trauma are possible causes. An MRI of back would be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take gabapentin to relieve pain caused by a sciatic nerve problem?

Usually yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a drug used to treat nerve pain, and is helpful in relieving symptoms. Among its side effects are dizziness and drowsiness (meaning one should be careful if considering driving or operating machinery). A few people may have changes in their moods or thoughts. A few may have signs of drug allergy, such as a rash. One's doctor can help decide if Gabapentin should be used. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment available for the pain caused by the sciatic nerve in the human body? What is it?

Depends on cause: This is often a lumbar radiculopathy with compression of the nerve as it exits the spine. It often improves on its own with medication and physical therapy. However, surgical decompression is sometimes required. ...Read more

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