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Can Sciatica Cause Whole Leg To Swell
Can sciatica cause my whole leg to swell. I am being treated for sciatica for a couple of years now. But I have never had my whole leg swell.
Not typical: Sciatica typically does not cause the whole like to see well. Swelling in the lower leg can happen if there is weakness and the muscles are not pumping blood back to the heart. In your situation, if it is truly the entire leg that is swelling, I would be concerned about a vascular problem and have this evaluated right away. An ultrasound of the leg would be the most prudent first step. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg . The nerve then goes to the muscle which can then hurt, spasm or feel sore or irritated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I keep reading that lt exercise and stretching are good for sciatica leg pain, but what if that just causes more pain? I'm in bed when i'm not at work
Is it possible for a 2mm disc protrusion with annular tear to cause severe sciatica in entire leg?
Herniation with Tear: The disc is like a jelly filled donut. If the donut is compressed too much the jelly leaks out through a break in the donut's bread. The same is true with a disc, the tear is caused by the compression resulting in a herniation (protrusion) and the jelly (inside portion of the disc) is either leaking out or trying to get out. This can result in chemical inflammation of the nerves causing pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small random bruise on my leg.Also get random twinges of pain by the bruise.Didn't do anything to cause it. Can it be sciatica related?
See Pain Specialist: You may be developing a pain syndrome called complex regional pain syndrome. This should be checked out asap so that treatments can be offered to reduce or eliminate this pain. The longer it goes on makes it harder to treat. Also, the pain could be coming from your spine and may need to be evaluated further. I would see a comprehensive pain specialist that can manage everything you need. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would sciatica cause tingling and no feeling in one leg very suddenly? Also have a large swelling on the base of my back either side of my spine.
Absolutely: This certainly could be sciatica so you should get it checked out straightaway as you have an excellent health care system that lets you get treated easily.A pinched nerve which provides muscles w/the info to move can cause tingling & numbness as you describe.The swelling should also be evaluated by a spine specialist. Imaging,Meds & PT are likely to be used to help you feel better.Keep us posted. ...Read more
Can anxiet cause electrical shock type pain and lightening pain around buttocks? My doctor said it wasn't sciatica because it doesn't go down leg.
Nerve irritation: Anxiety can cause many physical symptoms, but specific pain and "electric shock" type pain sound more like your nerve is being irritated. The sciatic nerve does indeed innervate the leg, but does not necessarily have to cause pain all the way down the leg when irritated. You may have a a "minor" case and localized tx with heat or an NSAID may help. Follow-up with your dr. If it persists. G luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can pinched nerve cause groin pain?Hve pain in back close to kidney, bum down bk leg and groin.Any remedy besides meds?Dr after physical said sciatica
Yes It Can: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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