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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 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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Blood clot on sciatic nerve in lumber area, very severe spasm pain, can this be fixed to stop this nasty pain please, anybody?
Depends on the cause: Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. Treatment may vary depending on the cause of the problem. ...Read more
My sciatic nerve may be permanently damaged from leaving it irritated for 2 long is there anything i can do to improve this nerve so the pain lessens?
Sciatic Nerve : Chronic irritation or compression of the nerves in the back which travel downward towards the leg to form the sciatic nerve may lead to permanent nerve damage or neuropathy. Most of the symptoms resolve if the cause has been removed, sometime a very difficult task. Surgery, epidural injections and specific medication for treatment for neuropathy can be effective. ...Read more
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