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How do I tell if my pain is sciatic pain?

How do I tell if my pain is sciatic pain?

Sciatica: The sciatic nerve goes from the lower back, through the buttock on both left and right, and down the back of the leg to the foot. Pain starting in the low back going down the back of the leg, or pain in the buttocks that goes down or up to the back are likely to be sciatica. There are some serious reasons for sciatica, such as disk damage, so it is suggested that you check with your physician. ...Read more

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Please tell how best to heal sciatic?

Please tell how best to heal sciatic?

Heal sciatica: Wait. Sciatica is a painful condition associate usually with acute low back pain and sharp, shooting pains down the bag of your leg. Other nerves in your legs can also be affected and may produce similar symptoms in different locations. Over 95% of acute sciatica goes away by itself within 6 weeks. Thus extensive evaluation (even x-ray) is not recommended until after 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How to tell if my sciatic nerve is pinched?

How to tell if my sciatic nerve is pinched?

Physical exam: Findings confirmed by mri. It can be pinched either in the spine or in the piriformis muscle. ...Read more

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How to tell if my sciatic pain could be permanent?

Sciatic pain: Permanent is a loaded term - a sound exam by a neurologist or physiatrist should be done - your exam, plus any other testing, can lead them to determine if this issue is significant or not; an easy answer can't be made here - you need a work up to determine that answer - good luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a water infection cause sciatic pain?

Please tell me, could a water infection cause sciatic pain?

UTI and sciatic pain: A bladder infection, what you are referring to as a water infection is not known to cause sciatic pain. Causes of sciatic pain are found at this link: http://www.Tcainstitute.Com/health-library/conditions-treatments.Aspx?Chunkiid=11577 good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some quick remedies for sciatic nerve pain?

Can you tell me some quick remedies for sciatic nerve pain?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know the source of my sciatic nerve pain ?

Can you tell me how to know the source of my sciatic nerve pain ?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are best ways to relieve sciatic nerve pain?

Could you tell me what are best ways to relieve sciatic nerve pain?

Many options: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level your problem is at and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is a stretch or exercise that can help relieve my sciatic nerve pain?

Please tell me if there is a stretch or exercise that can help relieve my sciatic nerve pain?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how sciatic leg pain is different from leg claudication?

Can you tell me how sciatic leg pain is different from leg claudication?

Nerve vs. Blood Flow: Sciatic pain is due to compression and inflammation of the nerve roots which give rise to the sciatic nerve. It comes on at rest while sitting and the pain usually starts in the buttocks and radiates down the leg. Claudication pain is due to blockages in the arteries and results in leg muscle cramping with exercise. This resolves with rest. An arterial ultrasound can help differentiate. ...Read more

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