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How young can someone be to get sciatica pain?

How young can someone be to get sciatica pain?

Any age: True sciatica comes from the inflammation of the nerves in the lumbar spine that create pain going down the leg. If you just have back pain going into the buttock region (not sciatica), that can be si (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction/mechanical low back pain. Any strain of the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the low back can cause regional pain. Ice/heat, stretching, otc Ibuprofen help. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Sciatica pain which I get sledom?

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Sciatica pain which I get sledom?

Sciatica: Sciatica is a neuropathic pain due to nerve compression. The symptoms can vary. I recommend you see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can sciatica ever get better or go away?

Can sciatica ever get better or go away?

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. ...Read more

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Is there any herb what cures or get relieve to sciatica?

Is there any herb what cures or get relieve to sciatica?

Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read more

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My sister says she has sciatica. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has sciatica. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

To some degree: If her sciatica is due to bulging discs in the back or a hereditary subtype of arthritis, then it is more likely to run in families. That being said, it is a complex disease with multiple interacting factors, and genetics plays only one part. ...Read more

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Can I stretch or get massage while I'm in pain with discopathy and sciatica or it is contraindicated?

Can I stretch or get massage while I'm in pain with discopathy and sciatica or it is contraindicated?

Discopathy: There are many kinds of "massages". A light massage should not be a problem. "Stretching" ala yoga poses could be contraindicated. ...Read more

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How to prevent other sciatica attack ( I mean what is best to do,when I get through this one)any tips?

How to prevent other sciatica attack ( I mean what is best to do,when I get through this one)any tips?

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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I can't get out of bed. My sciatica got worse, and now I can't stand or sit at all. (Including bathroom.) What do I do now?

I can't get out of bed. My sciatica got worse, and now I can't stand or sit at all. (Including bathroom.) What do I do now?

My mentor once said: When a person's got sciatica the best treatment you can offer is a conservative one with therapy and appropriate medication for pain and when all else fails..."bedrest" until they simply can't take that anymore...then, offer a consult with the surgeon. Sounds like it may be time for that discussion. Write to me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi if you have more questions. ...Read more

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Can you get sciatica in your arms?

Can you get sciatica in your arms?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck. 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. Its like sciatica but isn't called that because the sciatic nerve is in the buttock/leg. ...Read more

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Do you always get a rash with sciatica?

Do you always get a rash with sciatica?

Sciatica or shingles: A rash is not one of the normal symptoms of sciatica. Something else to consider would be shingles, especially if the rash is in the same distribution as your pain. See your doc! ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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