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Cause Of Sciatic Nerve Pain
Could my slipped disc (l3&4) be the cause of sciatic nerve pain? Would seeing a chiropractor help? I'm trying to avoid surgery as long as possible
Try all non-surgical: A disc protrusion or herniation, (aka "slipped disc"), is a common cause of radiculopathy (= sciatica). If you are not having any progressive weakness or loss of bladder control (rare), you should try various non-operative treatments including chiropractic, physical therapy, some antiinflammatories. Most people with back and leg pain, can avoid surgery with these conservative treatments. ...Read more
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
Can excessive precum cause sciatic nerve pain?When i talk to my gf then my penis release precum.Now I have sciatic nerve pain and pain in testicals.
No: Pre-ejaculate has nothing to do with sciatica. Sciatic nerve pain is usually starts in your spine. However, the nerves traveling from the penis to your spine usually come from levels s2-s4 which start in your tailbone area. If there is actual back issues going on, that might be the reason for your sciatica. If this does not resolve, speak with your doctor to evaluate the spine/sacrum areas. ...Read more
Chiro says I have herniated disc causing acute onset sciatic nerve pain but shingles popped up at exact same time. Could all my pain be from shingles?
Anatomy impotant: Where is the rash (what nerve root distribution (s)? What does the MRI look like (you can attach pictures of the study) And what does the EMG show ? (needs to be done at least 2 weeks after symptom onset for denervation pattern to be obvious. Treat for shingles and if symptom persist see a specialist to sort this out (neurologist or maybe a PMR physician. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Is steroid nerve block contradicted if sciatic nerve pain is caused by tumor compression? How long does the pain relief usually last?
Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?
A few thoughts: Any pain that runs down buttock &/or back of thigh is often labeled 'sciatic' pain.Truth is, there are many poss. causes.The sciatic nerve or one of it's branches can be 'pinched' by a herniated disc, stuck vertebra, or piriformis muscle spasm (COMMON in pregnancy).Many other causes such as referred pain from SI ligament injury, too.In pregnancy, ligaments stretch more easily leading to pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm experiencing excruciating chronic sciatic nerve pain due to a pinched sciatic nerve caused by a herniated disc. Are there any non narcotic prescription meds that would be effective with this pain?
Natural pain methods: Some things that help for irritated nerve pain naturally are: Magnesium malate or glycinate 1000 mg- This is a natural muscle relaxer. Work your way up to 1000 mg. If loose stool, reduce dosing. Omega fish oil- I like combinations of omega 3 and omega 7 for their anti-inflammatory effects. Up to 5000 mg. Vitamin D- If levels are low, can help with back pain. Good Luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?
No. Stimulants can : Constrict blood vesselsraise blood pressure (usually by 5-6 mm hg) & ? pulse (usually by 5-6 beats/minute), but they don't cause impingement of nerve roots with numbness, tingling & pain in the areas served by specific nerves. See your primary care to initiate evaluation for the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Neuralgia is also known as Nerve pain. Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more
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