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How Long Does Difficulty Walking Associated With Sciatica Last
Hard to Say: Usually the initial nerve irritation can last 3-6 weeks and the disc herniation causing the sciatica may take up to 6-9 months to heal, so it's hard to say how long you will have this depending on how bad the symptoms are for you. You may want to see a pain/spine specialist to see what your options for treatment may be if you are in a lot of pain. ...Read more
Difficulty walking is a broad term that encompasses multiple medical conditions. One type of difficulty walking is called claudication. In claudication, a person can begin having severe pain or tightness or cramping that can make it difficult to walk. Claudication can have a vascular or neurological cause or both. Cardiac and pulmonary patients can have trouble walking ...Read more
Harrington rod op 32 years ago (dorsal&lumbar). Age, 46. Difficulty walking, sciatica & osteoarthritis pain. What exercises and nutrition could help?
See a Doctor: Since you are 16 years old and these symptoms are serious concerns please seek medical treatment at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
I am experiencing neck pain, low back pain, hip pain, difficulty walking, knee pain, knee swelling.I had a baby 6 months ago and the pain started?
Need a thorough exam: With this many joints and symptoms involved, an in-person exam is the only way to go. In the absence of trauma, an auto-immune process has to be aconsideration. A history, exam, x-rays and laboratory work-up will likely be a part of the process. ...Read more
Pubic symphysis : Disruption of the public synthesis usually results from trauma, or in some cases during pregnancy. Traumatic injuries are usually part of pelvic ring injuries and often require surgical treatment. Those injuries do not require surgical treatment will generally require three months until symptoms gradually improve. This is only an estimate and the results are based on the individual injury pattern and treatment. Disruption that occurs as a result of pregnancy or delivery is generally self-limited and symptoms resolve within a few weeks to months after delivery. In rare cases the disruption that occurs as a result of pregnancy can persist and be symptomatic. ...Read more
Weak leg n back muscle n loss of leg strength/tingling.Can't walk/stand for long. Is this sciatica?EMG normal. Have history of B12/D def. Now b12 is 250
Possibly: An emg/ncv test is not 100 percent sensitive for sciatica, so it could be coming from the irritation of a nerve in the back causing symptoms in the leg ("sciatica"), but there are other potential causes as well. An MRI of the lumbar spine would show if there is any nerve impingement that correlates with your symptoms. Continue being seen for further work up. ...Read more
Sciatica. Pain is not much but I get tingling in legs&buttocks when I sit for long. I can't walk for long or fast, legs burn. Doc prescibed gabapentin, is it addictive? Will sciatica cause permanent damage? Cant do any of my fav activities like swim/hike
Yes: It is addicting and a schedule V drug. It may help with neurological pain and numbness. Discuss with your Neurosurgeon the future management plan ...Read more
Don't know you: Ask your doctor; too many individual factors to give opinion here. ...Read more
Over the last couple of months, I have been having hip, leg pain, with difficulty walking and bending over in the morning, I'm 54 and in menopause...I
Hip and leg pain: Your pain could be coming from your back or your hip. Start with an x-ray of the spine and the hip/pelvis and an orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more
Why do I have this tingling sensation in my left foot after getting up from prolonged lying and I have difficulty walking due to pain in the ankle?
I banged my knee in my kitchen two days ago. Have swelling and difficulty walking on stairs only. Using ice and naproxen. How long for swelling to go.
Swollen knee: Usually in 48 hours you should see a significant reduction in swelling. Especially in combination with an NSAID. But if you are an active person and don't allow yourself time to rest and keep your leg elevated then it will be longer. It also depends on the severity of the injury. If you have a fracture, it will be longer. Given your age I would probably talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Dementia and double hip surgery 2013. Difficulty walking, walks with aid. Last 10 days lying down, leg/hip pain. Hip may be dislocated. Lives overseas, will be seen, seeking advice meantime. What to do if dislocated, 4 yrs post surgery?
I feel a burning sensation in fractured ankle after 3 years after healing. It started with an electric shock like sensation around the fractured area which lasted for 3-4 seconds. I have difficulty walking as there is this burning pain. Please advis
L have been bedridden for a week with severe sciatica pain. I have no insurance and cannot walk. What should I do?
4-6 weeks: Initially the symptoms last 4-6 weeks and if your body heals like it supposed to then pain relief starts. However, disc herniations which are the cause of majority of sciatica symptoms last for 6-9 months and therefore people can have pain during that time as well. If not better after 6 weeks see a spine specialist to evaluate this further. Try core exercise s first, check youtube or see PT. ...Read more
Severe low back pain on/off for years, after open gallbladder surgery it has hurt constantly. Sitting/ are ok. cannot walk/stand for more than 1min without pain in low back. Leaning over/sitting help?
Low back pain: The gallbladder surgery is unrelated to the low back pain. The symptoms that you describe are caused by lumbar spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing is caused by bulging discs, overgrowth of the ligaments and facet joints. See a neurosurgeon for treatment. ...Read more
Low back pain, crushing thigh pain, then can't move one foot and now the other foot is going.MRI lumbosacral negative. Can't walk on tiptoes or heals??
I am experiencing leg pain, foot numbness, difficulty walking, low back pain and generalized abdominal pain (quality: stinging or burning sensatio...
Hi, Thank you for your question.
I would love to take the time to discuss your issues in more details. The way you phrased your question is too general and could be anything. Please contact me to further discuss your concerns.
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That isn't normal: Are you a male or a female? Is this a trend? ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
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