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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What to do if I have spondylolisthesis and it is chronic back pain and I feel pain down my right leg?
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lumbar sprain, the doctor gave me naproxen for the pain but it does't stop anything. The pain is unstandable what can I do ?
Call the doctor: And let him know the meds did nothing to relive your pain. ...Read more
Location: Location and time relative to eating. It is best to see a medical doctor to sort this out. ...Read more
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