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Doctor insights on: Facet Pain From Cycling

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Facet (Definition)

Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise ...Read more


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Is sciatica pain different from back pain?

Is sciatica pain different from back pain?

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, . ...Read more

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How different is sciatica pain from back pain?

How different is sciatica pain from back pain?

Different symptoms: Back pain and sciatica may be related, or can occur independently. Sciatica describes the pain that radiates down the back of the thigh to the leg, most often due to a herniated disc in the low back compressing/irritating a nerve that contributes to the sciatic nerve. There are other causes of sciatica. There are also many different causes of back pain. ...Read more

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1 month recovering from microlumbar disectomy, l4/l5, l5/s1. Back pain relieved but numbness/tingling/pressure in right knee persists. Possibilities?

1 month recovering from microlumbar disectomy, l4/l5, l5/s1. Back pain relieved but numbness/tingling/pressure in right knee persists. Possibilities?

Neuropathic pain: You may still have irritation of the nerve root but it is also possible that you have injury to a peripheral nerve innervating the knee. This possibility would be most likely if you had diabetes or the original injury involved trauma to your knee. ...Read more

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Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Lower back pain from lifting heavy barbell. Acute lower left back pain. No problems walking, running. Pain bending down. Strain or herniated disc?

Most likely...: Most likely you have lumbar strain but it still could be something else... If the pain gets worse, starts shooting down a leg or doesn't go away, see a healthcare provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Facet joint pain or si joint pain? Pain is located in lower left, 2 inches from spine (l5-s1 area). No reffered pain. 2 somewhat positive facet blocks

Can Be both: However if the facet block gave you 70-100% pain relief, then more likely to be your fact joint. If less than 50% relief, then consider the SI joint as a definite source of your pain. Also if not ruled out already, I often find things like spinal stenosis or herniated discs also have this same pattern of pain. ...Read more

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Herniated L5/S1 w/sciatica. Would microdiscectomy surgery help with SI joint pain or just the sciatica?

Herniated L5/S1 w/sciatica. Would microdiscectomy surgery help with SI joint pain or just the sciatica?

Most likely: just the sciatica. SI joint pain is an arthritic phenomenon, and releasing pressure on the nerves wouldn't affect that. Be sure to speak with your surgeon, as surgery is usually a last resort, and is not always successful in relieving the pain. ...Read more

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Shooting pain from heel up to hip?

Nerve involvement: There's a laundry list of reasons why people experience heel pain. The fact that the pain travels up to your hip leads me to believe there is possible nerve involvement. Being seen by a podiatrist to rule out other causes of heel pain would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Will chronic pain from trochanteric hip bursitis sciatica and a healed sacroilliac fracture prevent me from becoming pregnant for the second time?

Will chronic pain from trochanteric hip bursitis sciatica and a healed sacroilliac fracture prevent me from becoming pregnant for the second time?

No: It won't prevent you from getting pregnant, but you might have pain during pregnancy. I would discuss getting a trainer/therapist while you are pregnant to help work with you to reduce any pain you might have while pregnant. ...Read more

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Desiccated disks from L2-S1. L5-S1 spondylolysis MODIC I, Pain radiating laterally, not down legs. Pain no longer tolerable, ex ballet. ALIF or PLIF?

Desiccated disks from L2-S1. L5-S1 spondylolysis MODIC I, Pain radiating laterally, not down legs.  Pain no longer tolerable, ex ballet. ALIF or PLIF?

Sagittal balance: The SPORT trial (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19487505) demonstrated that patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis associated with spinal stenosis who received surgery (either laminectomy or fusion + laminectomy) showed significant improvement in pain scales. You may benefit from a fusion to correct lumbar lordosis. Would you be able to upload a saggital image of your lumbar spine? ...Read more

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OA of lumbor sacral junction and mons pubic pain is this referred pain from my back?

OA of lumbor sacral junction and mons pubic pain is this referred pain from my back?

Possibly: It is possible to have nerve irritation referred to the pelvic area from LS dysfunction; however, to be safe and prudent, get a GYB pelvic exam ...Read more

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Would si join pain cause electral shocks and lighting nerve pain in back or is pirifomis sydrome the more likely cause?I have no slip or bulging disk

Would si join pain cause electral shocks and lighting nerve pain in back or is  pirifomis sydrome the more likely cause?I have no slip or bulging disk

Need good exam: Si doesn't cause electrical shocks just dull ache that occasionally radiates to the groin, piriformis syndrome may, but the most common reason is lumbar disk disease. See your physician. ...Read more

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L5s1hern&sciatic pain controlled by cord stim.1year later have hip&sharp low back pain getting ip from lying down/sitting.could this be osteoarthritis?

L5s1hern&sciatic pain controlled by cord stim.1year later have hip&sharp low back pain getting ip from lying down/sitting.could this be osteoarthritis?

Spinal cord stim for: herniated disc? Make sure you are getting second opinions prior to getting involved procedures. Regarding your current symptoms, your descriptions make it appear to be likely Sacroiliitis. Get evaluated by a Spine Specialist for an examination and treatment. These usually respond very nicely to conservative treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Common causes for shooting pain from hip to knee?

Common causes for shooting pain from hip to knee?

Nerve or Muscle: This could be referred pain from a nerve that is irritated in your back. It also could be pain from hip bursitis or another condition called iliotibial band syndrome. If you symptoms have not improved over a few weeks, then go discuss with your Doc. A course of physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture help pain from herniated discs?

Will acupuncture help pain from herniated discs?

Low back pain: Yes. Acupuncture reduces inflammation through the release of endorphins and increases microcirculation to improve joint mobility and reduce muscle stiffness. Acupuncture stimulates the release of serotonin and noradrenaline too. Eastern medicine may provide another alternative for pain relief. ...Read more

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Can foot pain from tendonitis feel the same as foot pain from psoriatic arthritis?

It is possible: Sometimes pain is pain and difficult for a patient to distinguish what precisely is responsible for the discomfort. ...Read more

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Sharp pain radiating from inner pelvic bone to knee?

Sharp pain radiating from inner pelvic bone to knee?

Groin pull: There are a number of causes of this pain. It could be from a strain on your aductor muscles in your leg. Particularly the aductor magnus or the gracilis muscles. These muscles attach in the area of your pelvic bone. Try crossing your legs and see if you have the pain? Also does it hurt over your pubic bone? Does it hurt when you walk. And it could be from your lumbar disc disease? ...Read more

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Severe leg pain from sciatica, torn hamstring, both or something else?

Unknown: Severe leg pain can be caused by many things. Think about what's in there-blood vessels (disease can cause pain), muscles (rarely if ever a primary cause of pain), tendons and ligaments (can be torn in accident), joints (hip and knee can both cause pain), and nerves. In addition, damage to various structures in the back can cause leg pain. To find out, see doctor and get mri. ...Read more

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What is a grade 4 lateral facet changes.

What is a grade 4 lateral facet changes.

Generally: Speaking its discussing the wear and tear of the cartilage on the patella/kneecap. Grade 4 is significant wear and tear, suggesting that there could be bone on bone issues. Most people with this may need surgery to correct this. You could consider stem cell therapy as an option for relief. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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