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Having Sex Causes Siatic Nerve Back Pain Why
Yes: I see many patients with back pain and sciatica who report increased pain during sex. If your back is sore or inflamed and the nerves are sensitive, the motion of sex may aggravate your symptoms. Having said that, i never tell my patients not to have sex only to experiment with different positions that may not cause pain or to avoid positions that cause pain during the act. This typically improves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My husband has very bad back pain and now his leg hurts. What could be used to help a siatic nerve pinch?
Sciatica: Sometimes moist heat to low back, gentle stretching (therapeutic massage may help) for tight muscles, NSAID for pain & inflammation are enough. Remove wallet from back pocket permanently; carry in front pocket. If need more relief, doc may rx muscle relaxer & stronger NSAID ± narcotic. Keep stool soft; constipation & straining increase back pain. May need MRI to check for disc problem. ...Read more
See a Doc: Not all pain that runs down the back of the leg is "sciatica" even most sciatica syndromes are not due to pressure on the sciatic nerve itself but on the nerve roots further upstream that make up the sciatic nerve. The best way to figure this out is to see a specialist who sees these problems every day. These include, neurologists, physiatrists, neurosurgeons, some orthopedists and sports medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having a wallet it in your back pocket could you to have a low back pain contribute like sciatic nerve and what can be done?
Yes. Exercise.: Sitting with a wallet in your back pocket is a common way to cause back pain. This "tilts" your pelvic bones and causes strain to the muscles and ligament of the back. Same would occur if you were to walk with one shoe taller than the other. Best practice is that this shouldn't be done. Also, strengthening exercises (see my health tips on back strengthening) will also prevent and lessen pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Physiatrist: Musculoskeletal doctors enjoy helping patients with sciatica. Orthopedists are surgical doctors - this is the right place to start if you have had surgery recently. Neurologists are excellent diagnosis doctors. Physiatrists treat sciatica and are experts in therapy, non-surgical treatment, injections and can help if your care requires accomodation for your job. Good luck with your care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 months prego... How do I know if my back pain is from my sciatic nerve? & if it is that, how can I get relief w/o taking pain killers?
Medical exam: Sciatica refers to pain that runs down the back of the leg. Most of the time, this is due to irritation to one of the spinal nerves (not the sciatic nerve). To diagnose the problem, a doctor would take a good history, perform a physical exam and review an mri. Finally, to confirm the diagnosis, a diagnostic nerve block would be performed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Specialist: I would see a specialist who focuses on treating the spine such as a physiatrist (pm&r physician), an interventional pain specialist, or a spine surgeon. I would tend to go in that order as i listed them in order of increasing invasiveness. Iif you see a surgeon first, you may be recommended surgery before other conservative options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
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