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How do I stop the sharp pain from my sciatic nerve?

How do I stop the sharp pain from my sciatic nerve?

What's the cause?: Treatment of your sciatic nerve pain would depend on the cause. You may need imaging studies or other tests to determine the source of the pain. It could be a slipped disc (common) or there are other less common causes. Once your doctor has figured out the cause, treatment recommendations may be made, such as epidural steroids, physical therapy or even surgery. ...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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Got a sharp pain during sleep. Around waist line, just above buttock. Not in thigh or lower. Relieved when laying on side. Sciatic nerve likely?

Got a sharp pain during sleep. Around waist line, just above buttock. Not in thigh or lower. Relieved when laying on side. Sciatic nerve likely?

Local pain condition: Both the nature of pain, as well as its localization help to determine cause. Anterior waist pain is different from posterior pain. Nerve pain tends to radiate more. Sciatic pain typically tends to be more lower back, buttock and into the posterior thigh regions and to the sole of the foot. Sharp pain in the "waist" could be non-neurological as well like from a kidney stone or muscle spasm. ...Read more

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Sometimes i experience sharp pain run through my right leg and i barely can stand on my right leg. It has been many years. Is it sciatic nerve pain?

Sometimes i experience sharp pain run through my right leg and i barely can stand on my right leg.  It has been many years.  Is it sciatic nerve pain?

It may be if it is -: Pain that radiates down the leg from the buttocks or back down the leg below the knee that is generally made worse with prolonged positioning or activity & better with rest. Sometimes it may be associated with numbness, tingling or weakness. The pain can vary in intensity & sometimes feel like an " electric shock." the pain can be a continuous one over the path of the leg or can skip areas. ...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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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?

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?

Possibly: Weight loss is an effective way to lessen the mechanical stresses on the spine and quite often leads to improved back pain and improved leg pain from a disc herniation. ...Read more

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Blood clot on sciatic nerve in lumber area, very severe spasm pain, can this be fixed to stop this nasty pain please, anybody?

Blood clot on sciatic nerve in lumber area, very severe spasm pain, can this be fixed to stop this nasty pain please, anybody?

Blood clot in: Sciatic nerve is an uncommon site for clots . I wonder if you are on blood thinners . Follow up with your dr who may consider giving you stronger meds or consider referring you to a back or pain specialist . Apply warm packs for now . Hope u feel better! ...Read more

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Can the sciatic nerve affect both sides?

Wrong concept: There is a sciatic nerve in both legs. The sciatic nerve is formed primarily by branches of the lumbar 5 &sacral one nerve roots as they emerge from the lower spinal canal. An issue affecting the spinal canal or some problem large enough to affect the lumbar plexi in the pelvis bilaterally can cause bilateral sciatic distribution motor, pain or sensory functions. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sciatic nerve problem.

See answer: Establish a relationship with a dr. And get the area evaluated and properly diagnosed. Heat, rest, possible NSAID medication may be presribed. Physical therapy to the area may be helpful. Follow-up with the dr. Who orders and treats you if not better as the next step may be epidural injections, and or surgery depending on the severity, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of sciatic nerve injuries?

Pain weakness numb: Sciatic nerve injuries can include pain into the lower extremity, weakness affecting different muscle groups, and sensation changes. ...Read more

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