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Having sex causes siatic nerve back pain why?

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 more

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Nerve (Definition)

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


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Why am i having sciatic nerve back pain after sex?

Why am i having sciatic nerve back pain after sex?

If....: If the pain is in the buttock and does not radiate into the limb to any great degree, you may be having sacroiliac pain which is more common. If it does radiate, you may have some degree of nerve root impingement. ...Read more

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It may be my sciatic nerve even though I have no back pain does anyone have any ideas?

It may be my sciatic nerve even though I have no back pain does anyone have any ideas?

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 more

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What doctor should be consulted for a sciatic nerve/back pain?

What doctor should be consulted for a sciatic nerve/back pain?

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 more

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Which type of doctor should I consult for sciatic nerve/back pain.?

Which type of doctor should I consult for sciatic nerve/back pain.?

Many: You could start with you family doc or primary care. If needed, they will refer you to a specialist. There are many types of docs that treat back pain including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, pm&r. For rehab you can see a chiropractor or physical therapist. ...Read more

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My husband has very bad back pain and now his leg hurts. What could be used to help a siatic nerve pinch?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Symptoms: Most sciatic nerve pain in pregnancy is felt in the lower back and runs down the buttocks into the leg, it is worse with certain movements, and helped by heat, massage, and physical therapy. You need to rule out other causes also by being checked. ...Read more

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What kind of physician should I consult for sciatic nerve/back pain?

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 more

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How do I know if my back pain is a sciatic nerve injury?

How do I know if my back pain is a  sciatic nerve injury?

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 more

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Back pain, groin pain, leg pain could this be sciatic nerve and how can one treat it?

Yes: The groin pain could also be from your hip joint but the back and leg pain is most likely sciatica. Best way to reduce back pain is to be as light as you can (optimal weight) be as fit as you can (high level of fitness with good core muscle strength) and don't smoke. The intermittent use of anti-inflammatory medications will help as well. An epidural injection is also very effective. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain on the left side of my back near my hip there a exact spot where there feels like a lump is there, could it be my sciatic nerve?

Having lower back pain on the left side of my back near my hip there a exact spot where there feels like a lump is there, could it be my sciatic nerve?

Usually not: Sciatic nerve comes out lower. But you definitely could be out of alignment. You may consider a highly skilled osteopathic physician, who has the medical training of an md and additional musculoskeletal training for an evaluation and treatment. Find one near you at http://jamesjealous.Com/physician-directory/, http://www.Cranialacademy.Org or http://ftp.Academyofosteopathy.Org. ...Read more

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What to do for back lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain until you see a doctor?

What to do for back lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain until you see a doctor?

Back pain: Recommend that you do a neutral spine core stability program for a few weeks. If not significantly improved it may be time to have it evaluated. Can see videos of neutral spine exercises on youtube. This includes planks and "birddog". You can use over the counter meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more

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I've been having bad sciatic nerve/lower back pain, Now Right above my knee is swollen.Is that from nerves?Disck herniation? Blood clot?

I've been having bad sciatic nerve/lower back pain, Now Right above my knee is swollen.Is that from nerves?Disck herniation? Blood clot?

None of the above: You certainly are a worrier to come up with those 3 possibilities instead of something more commonplace, like knee strain. Did a doctor diagnose you with sciatica, or did you diagnose yourself? Sounds like you need to have your knee examined by a live doctor in his/her office, someone who can counsel you about what to worry about & what not to worry about. Trusting Dr. Google is hazardous. ...Read more

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I'm 29 weeks pregnant, and am having terrible back pain that feels like period back pain. Could the baby be laying on my sciatic nerve?

I'm 29 weeks pregnant, and am having terrible back pain that feels like period back pain. Could the baby be laying on my sciatic nerve?

Yes: It is very common to develop back pain during pregnancy or from delivery of baby. If it doesn't resolve, i would consider MRI evaluation after delivery to see what can be done to relieve the pain. Most times after delivery the extra weight and compression on the spine is reduced enough that the pain goes away. ...Read more

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What can cause sciatic nerve pain during sex?

What can cause sciatic nerve pain during sex?

Nerve traction: Anything that tugs/pulls the irritated sciatic nerve, or makes a bulging lumbar spine disk bulge out more on to the nerve roots. ...Read more

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I broke my tailbone and lower back; could this cause sciatic nerve damage?

I broke my tailbone and lower back; could this cause sciatic nerve damage?

Possibly: If you use the term sciatic nerve to mean nerve root damage, it depends upon the type of fracture. Sciatic nerve damage would depend upon the location of the fracture as well. You doctor can tell based upon your symptoms, exam, and the images. ...Read more

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Can lying in bed for 13-16 hours a day cause sciatic nerve compression spine MRI clear?

Can lying in bed for 13-16 hours a day cause sciatic nerve compression spine MRI clear?

Not the cause: Usually bed rest helps relieve some of the sciatic symptoms, and hard to conceive how it could cause such issues. On the other hand, piriformis syndrome can compress the nerve in the buttock (peripheral sciatica), and sacro-iliac issues might be considered. Best bet for diagnosis and help is an experienced osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Am being treated for bulging disc pressing on sciatic nerve pain shoots back to front then down inner thigh to knee can this cause rash on inner thigh?

Am being treated for bulging disc pressing on sciatic nerve pain shoots back to front then down inner thigh to knee can this cause rash on inner thigh?

Unusual: It would be unusual for a disk to create a sciatic nerve neuropathy, but more of a root problem, which seems to correlate to your symptoms more. However, a rash would be unusual to be caused by such a nerve problem. Please see your physician to be sure it is assessed and evaluated. ...Read more

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Can an impingement of the siatic nerve cause erectile dysfuction?

NO: Impingement of the sciatic nerve should not cause ereectile dysfunction. There are other neurological conditions including nerve root impingements that can result in nerve root impingement. Also consider medications, medical conditions such as diabetes, and low testosterone levels. Please ask your physician about this problem. A healthy sex life is part of a healthy life. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

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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Back Pain (Definition)

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