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Could diabetes be the cause of cause sciatica?

Could diabetes be the cause of cause sciatica?

No, neuropathy : Diabetes wouldnt cause sciatica, but it can cause neuropathy(nerve damage) and the symptoms can be similar. A nerve conduction study, sort of like an ekg for nerves, can differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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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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Does diabetes generally cause low back pain and tingling feet?

Does diabetes generally cause low back pain and tingling feet?

Tingling: Diabetes may cause neuropathy that may feel like tingling or burning in the legs. If you have back pain with tingling in your legs, it may be caused by a lumbar disc herniation. You should get a thorough medical evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have tingling feet and low back pain. Could it be diabetes or something else?

Have Diabetes?: If not, then not likely. If you do have diabetes, are your sugars under control? If not, then its possible. However, most often the pain and feet tingling are related coming from the back. If you are not improved in a few days, i would suggest you see your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been having stomach pain, upper left quadrant pain, low back pain intermittently for last month. I also get nauseous when laying on my stomach. My gallbladder was removed years ago. I do have hypertension, first stage kidney disease and diabetes. I

Lots of Info: U say Stomach, I assume U mean abdominal. Gall bladder removal does not prevent gallbladder disease, still can have gravel & Pancreatitis (Bloating?). Left Quad pain ? constipation. Diabetes predisposes to Neuro-pathy which can affect everything. incl. GI tract & Muscles. U Need fiber & osmotic bowel supplement at times. U need examination by Internist & blood test to get prop specialist triage ...Read more

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Could scoliosis cause sciatica?

Could scoliosis cause sciatica?

Possibly: If the scoliosis is causing the nerve to be pinched exiting the spine it can be the cause. Also people that have scoliosis for a long time will develop arthritis faster in those areas of spine and can cause sciatica symptoms as well. ...Read more

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What could cause sciatica pain in my hip?

What could cause sciatica pain in my hip?

Sciatica: 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. Mri of the spine or pelvis would serve to differentiate in most cases if exam and history is not clear. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse. ...Read more

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Could scoloiosis cause sciatica pain?

Could scoloiosis cause sciatica pain?

Possibly: If the scoliosis is causing the nerve to be pinched exiting the spine it can be the cause. Also people that have scoliosis for a long time will develop arthritis faster in those areas of spine and can cause sciatica symptoms as well. ...Read more

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I've been doing stretches that are supposed to be good for sciatica and piriformis syndrome, but i always hurt more later, what could be the cause?

Pelvis joints: The idea that you have pyriformis syndrome is a speculation. You might have a dysfunctional sacroiliac joint, and the exercises might be stretching these joints. An osteopth can help you to figure this out. See my chronic pain board at quora.Com (free) where i discuss these issues. ...Read more

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Could sciatica cause testicle pain?

Could sciatica cause testicle pain?

Yes it can: Happen. Suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you for options regarding treatments. ...Read more

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What causes sciatica pain?

What causes sciatica pain?

Spine Injury: 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. ...Read more

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Can being 40 lbs overweight cause sciatica?

Can being 40 lbs overweight cause sciatica?

No: Not in my opinion while there are many correctable causes of siatica weight is not one ...Read more

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How often is acute onset (1-2weeks) sciatica caused by a tumor? And what kind

How often is acute onset (1-2weeks) sciatica caused by a tumor? And what kind

Very rare: tumor induction of sciatic pain rare. In those cases it is usually metastatic cancer to the spine or dura catching L4,5, S1-3 posterior nerve roots that cause nerve compression. Almost all sciatic pain is compression of nerve roots by prolapsed disc. ...Read more

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What causes sciatica during pregnancy?

Pressure: There are a few causes of sciatica during pregnancy- among these are pressure on the lumbar plexus of nerves by the uterus/baby, increased pressure on the disks from increased weight in pregnancy, or simply increased stress on the piriformis muscle imitating sciatica. There are a few more but these are some of the more common ones. ...Read more

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Help! could strep infection cause sciatica?

Help! could strep infection cause sciatica?

No: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in butt and feet? Is that sciatica?

What causes numbness in butt and feet? Is that sciatica?

Maybe: Sciatica usually refers to shooting pain coming from the back going down one (not both) of the legs. Regardless such pain represents an irritation of some structures in the body. Numbness represents a nerve (somewhere) not functionally properly. These conditions require an evaluation by an appropriately trained health professional. ...Read more

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My mamaw has sciatica and she is running a fever is this normal? What could cause a fever?

Impossible to say: you gave no details so it is impossible to even guess. Sciatica is unrelated. ...Read more

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Could sciatica cause right side swelling it's feels like my hip area is and it's hard to get comfortable?

Could sciatica cause right side swelling it's feels like my hip area is and it's hard to get comfortable?

Swelling unlikely: However when sometimes the nerves are irritated they give a numbing sensation that can be mistaken for a swelling feeling. If indeed you are getting swelling, then see your doctor to determine what evaluations need to be done. ...Read more

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Found out that your spine is suppose to be straight. My lower back isn't and the nerves are pinched. Could it be the cause of my sciatica?

Found out that your spine is suppose to be straight. My lower back isn't and the nerves are pinched. Could it be the cause of my sciatica?

Yes: However, we need to remember that there is never been a straight line in the body so don't get fixated on this. Sometimes when the curves of the spine increase too much they can cause discs to herniate/bulge and result in nerve pinching. See a spine specialist to determine how/why you hurt specifically and then treatment can be created for you. ...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 a fall injury cause sciatica?

Can a fall injury cause sciatica?

Yes: Sciatica refers to to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Trauma is one of the leading causes. Treatment is usually conservative as I can see from your procedures and medications. If that is ineffective then stronger antiinflammatories can be tried before epidural blocks which are more invasive. Good luck and well wishes ...Read more

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Can to much lying down cause sciatica?

Can to much lying down cause 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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Does sciatica usually cause many symptoms?

Does sciatica usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Yes disc herniations can cause sciatica in more than one dermatome. If this does not resolve then consider seeing a spine/pain specialist for further evaluations. ...Read more

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Can sacrolilitis cause sciatica type pain?

Can sacrolilitis cause sciatica type pain?

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

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Can caserian delivery cause sciatica! if yes what is the solution!

Can caserian delivery  cause sciatica! if yes what is the solution!

No and yes: It is not likely that a c-section would lead to sciatica. However, the weight gain and alteration in the center of gravity associated with pregnancy frequently leads to such symptoms. They should resolve within 6-8 weeks, but if they persist it is important to see your md and get an MRI of the spine to look for disc herniation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe sciatica and how is it generally treated?

What are the causes of severe sciatica and how is it generally treated?

Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections, etc). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is mild generative disc disease associated with sciatica? What causes it?

What is mild generative disc disease associated with sciatica? What causes it?

Myofascial pain: Sciatica is the word used to describe pain radiating down a leg and assumed to come from disc problems in the lower back. Most of the time, an examination of your fascia will show where the injuries to your fascia are located, and which of these old injures are causing the radiating nerve-like pain you call sciatica. It is NOT from mild degenerative disc disease. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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What is mild generative disc disease associated with sciatica? What causes it?

What is mild generative disc disease associated with sciatica? What causes it?

Wearing out: Disc dries out, wears out, or suffers infection/inflammation called discitis.If it's assoc'd w/sciatica, it could actually be referred pain from an annular disc tear.Otherwise, sciatica has many causes from pinched nerve due to lumbar vertebral dysfunction, SI jt problem, piriformis syndrome, etc.I never assume that just because disc disease is present that it is THE cause until others ruled out. ...Read more

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How do I know if my sciatica is reducing,cause one day is ok and the next is not?

How do I know if my sciatica is reducing,cause one day is ok and the next is not?

Yes: That is exactly what it can do. Recommend stretch and exercise to see if it improves. If not then see a spine specialist to evaluate your options for treatments. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause nausea?

Can sciatica cause nausea?

Possible: 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 more

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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


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