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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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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How do I know if my leg pain is sciatica or DVT?

How do I know if my leg pain is sciatica or DVT?

First see Ur PCP-: -to rule out DVT. It is more serious. Also he/ she should also be able to decipher it from sciatica. ...Read more

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How do I know if the pain in my back is kidney pain?

How do I know if the pain in my back is kidney pain?

Not an issue for : Self diagnosis. While back ache is very common and often self limited; if you have any concern about kidney disease, you should see your doctor for an evaluation starting with urine exam, other lab tests and may be imaging. ...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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How do I know if my lower back pain is serious?

How do I know if my lower back pain is serious?

Difficult question: Young healthy patients with low back pain typically do not have a serious problem. Patients with any symptom such as fever, rapid weight loss, numbness, weakness, and/or loss of bowel/bladder function should contact a doctor right away. Low back pain that persists for weeks is also concerning. ...Read more

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How can I know if pain is bone pain?

How can I know if pain is bone pain?

X-ray: Have an x-ray taken to see if there are any underlying bony problems. ...Read more

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How do I know if my pain on left side is from colon or siatica?

How do I know if my pain on left side is from colon or siatica?

Different radiation: Pain caused by abdominal problems is usually dull and aching and does not radiate (spread) down the leg. Sciatic pain usually follows the distribution of the sciatic nerve. It may be associated with activities and can be sharp, burning or tingling. No matter what the the cause of the pain is if it lasts two or more weeks it needs to be investigated. Don't try to figure it out by yourself. ...Read more

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What should I do if my coccyx is in excruciating pain?

Prolotherapy: This is a condition that is caused by movements of the coccyx and ligament injury and can be resolved with prolotherapy visit www.Proloshot.Com or www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org or www. Proloshot.Com. ...Read more

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I have pain on my back left molar but i don't know what the pain is. How do I tell for sure?

I have pain on my back left molar but i don't know what the pain is. How do I tell for sure?

Visit your dentist: The only way to know for sure is to have an exam by your dentist. The conditions in our mouths are constantly changing. Adults should have a complete dental exam every 6-12 months to help ensure that any problems are caught and treated before thety become major problems. ...Read more

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How do I know if my pain is appendicitis or right ovary?

How do I know if my pain is appendicitis or right ovary?

You don't: You don't on your own , any acute right lower abdominal pain requires immediate professional help , your doctor after examination by tests like sonogram ct scan will find what is causing the pain. ...Read more

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What do I do if the abdominal pain is unbearable?

What do I do if the abdominal pain is unbearable?

Go to ER: The abdominal cavity is like one big "black box", with many different organs present that can each be responsible for abdominal pain, some minor, some life-threatening. It is simply impossible to sort out the cause or severity of abdominal pain by any other means other than "hands-on" evaluation, often supplemented by sophisticated tests. If the pain is unbearable, you need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and need to know if its spine or muscle pain. How to tell what it is?

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I have lower back pain and need to know if its spine or muscle pain. How to tell what it is?

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... If your pain persists, seek help from a health care provider. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation to identify the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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What can I do if zydol is not working for my back pain?

What can I do if zydol is not working for my back pain?

Zydol not working: Hello. What type of pain are you having? If any stab, burn, pins needles, sting, and/or numbness type symptoms, then Zydol is not the best for this type of pain. If symptoms are more dull, throb, ache, then it should be working. If you are unable to safely take anti-inflammatories, then you'll need to speak to your provider about stronger. Re-exam. See if something new is occurring in your back. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arthritis in my hip bad how do I get the pain to stop?

What to do if I have arthritis in my hip bad how do I get the pain to stop?

Depends on cause.: But you need a standing pelvis x-ray to make sure the joint is not worn. If not, i will inject the hip, place the patient on nsaids and exercises. But make sure it is hip pain. Hip pain is not in the buttock area but in the groin and can go down the anterio-lateral aspect of the thigh to just above the knee. If not there, it is not hip. My patients more often than not do not have "hip" pain! ...Read more

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How do I know if my pain is fybromyalgia ?

How do I know if my pain is fybromyalgia ?

Physical: Fibromylagia is a diagnosis of exclusion. What that means is we tend to have a high degree of suspiscion after a history and physicial is completed with a patient and we rule out othre disease states. Also, most of us like to do labs and possible xrays to make sure no other disease is present. You need to see physician to see where your pain is coming from. ...Read more

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What to do if I am on probation forced to tell dr. I was an addict, no more pain killers, severe back pain. what to do?

What to do if I am on probation forced to tell dr. I was an addict, no more pain killers, severe back pain. what to do?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. Regarding Pain medications, I would avoid them and be honest with the doctor about your past. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my back pain is due to my gallbladder?

Location: Location and time relative to eating. It is best to see a medical doctor to sort this out. ...Read more