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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 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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
Sciatic nerve comes out lower. But you definitely could be out of alignment.
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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
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
I have sciatic nerve pain but no back pain. I was picking up my son from his wheelchair and almost dropped him. I hit the top of my foot and the pain started. Also had bleeding under my skin and numbness on the bottom of my foot.
Help, I have chronic sciatic nerve pain and lower back pain, how do I make this pain stop? I am a college student and I cant walk or lay down or sit.
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
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
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
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
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
I have pretty consistent pain along my sciatic nerve and lower back on my left side. Can't stand straight when I wake up. Thoughts?
My dad, a nurse, thinks I have a pinched sciatic nerve, and possibly a slipped disk. I've had a pinching in my back for three weeks. What should I do?
Slipped disc or?: For this kind of diagnosis, you should rest, do not lift heavy objects, and see a physician to have a history, examination and testing. ...Read more
If I lose weight will it relieve pressure of my disc in my back, and will the pain stop from sciatic nerve, although a piece of da disc is on my nerve?
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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