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What are the usual symptoms of sciatic nerve injuries?

What are the usual symptoms of sciatic nerve injuries?

Variable: Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own. Sciatica pain can vary widely. It may feel like a mild tingling, dull ache, or a burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is severe enough to make a person unable to move. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I was wondering what are pinched sciatic nerve symptoms?

I was wondering what are pinched sciatic nerve symptoms?

Bachache: Back pain usually one sided satrting in the back and radiating behind the leg sometimes to the big toe worse on bending ...Read more

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If the motoric (but not sensory) part of the sciatic nerve is compressed, what would be the typical progression of symptoms?

If the motoric (but not sensory) part of the sciatic nerve is compressed, what would be the typical progression of symptoms?

Weakness of ankle: In clinical state that is hard to separate the sensory from motor. Motor effects of the L5 and s1 roots are generally weakness of the ankle and foot. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sciatic nerve pain?

What are the symptoms of sciatic nerve pain?

Pain: The symptoms are pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve which means radiation from your low back down the back of your thigh into your calf and foot. In more severe cases there may be associated tingling, numbness and even weakness in specific muscles. If you are worried about having sciatica see an orthopedic or neurological surgeon or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that chronic sciatic nerve suffers has to take ever day for the symptoms of sciatica?

Is there a medication that chronic sciatic nerve suffers has to take ever day for the symptoms of sciatica?

There are several : Classes of medication that can be used alone if in combination including non steroidal anti inflammatories used with a protecting anti ulcer drug like prilosec, Neurontin or lyrica, Amitriptyline or nortriptyline, Cymbalta or even tylenol (acetaminophen).. You can discuss this with a pain management specialist who can help you to manage the medications in addition to instructing you on other recommendations ...Read more

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Symptoms of sciatic nerve damage after im injection?

Symptoms of sciatic nerve damage after im injection?

Unlikely: This would not be common. The sciatic nerve is a very deep structure and injury from im injection would be difficult unless the patient is very thin. The location if im injection in the gluteus is often in the upper outer region well away from the nerve. ...Read more

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Is it ok to play basketball when having an inflamed sciatic nerve?

No: The constant running, jumping and twisting required to play basketball will tend to make it worse. Sciatica needs time to resolve. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a sciatic nerve injury?

What are some symptoms of a sciatic nerve injury?

Pain and numbness: The sciatic nerve is mixed nerve(sensory and motor fiber), every time we have injury to this nerve we have symptoms of numbness and possibility weakness it depend were the nerve injured . We could have numbness in the leg tor thigh and the foot, or weakness in the quadriceps or the ankle or the foot. ...Read more

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What the usually symptoms of having a herniated disk in the low back L5 s1 ? Does this involve the sciatic nerve? I have a lot of pain in leg to ankle

What the usually symptoms of having a herniated disk in the low back L5 s1 ? Does this involve the sciatic nerve? I have a lot of pain in leg to ankle

See details: A herniated disc in this area compresses a nerve root which is a component of the sciatic nerve. Your symptoms suggest this to be the case. Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have lumbar hypolordosis, sacroiliac joint pain and sciatic nerve pain and numbness, can these symptoms be linked?

I have lumbar hypolordosis, sacroiliac joint pain and sciatic nerve pain and numbness, can these symptoms be linked?

Yes: Likely the hypolordosis results in bulging disks that can cause the sciatic and numbness symptoms. The sacroiliac joint issues are on top of that causing pain. See spine/pain specialist to discuss your options for relief. ...Read more

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How can I treat my sciatic nerve?

Exercise: It really depends on the cause of your pain. Typically what is considered sciatic nerve pain comes from the back and is often a radiculopathy. Sometimes it can originate from a tight muscle known as the piriformis. Exercises the stabilize the spine, combined with oral steroid and occasionally an epidural may help for back associated leg pain. For piriformis, a therapist can assist with stretches. ...Read more

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How can you injure your sciatic nerve?

How can you injure your sciatic nerve?

USUALLY disc disease: The sciatic nerve can 'get pinched' by a bulging disc in the low back. The mechanism of injury for bulging disc is usually some type of lifting injury with 'bent over posture' or twisting. I had a patient 'sneeze so hard' he developed a completely weak leg and had surgery the same day. Usually in men, another cause of sciatic compression is sitting on a wallet causing pain 'down the leg!'. ...Read more

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How do you fix a pinched sciatic nerve ?

4 things: Surgical decompression (not to be confused with chiropractic so-called decompression) epidural steroid injections spinal physical therapy "tincture of time" since the natural history of sciatica tends to be one of spontaneous healing. ...Read more

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Can the sciatic nerve affect both sides?

Wrong concept: There is a sciatic nerve in both legs. The sciatic nerve is formed primarily by branches of the lumbar 5 &sacral one nerve roots as they emerge from the lower spinal canal. An issue affecting the spinal canal or some problem large enough to affect the lumbar plexi in the pelvis bilaterally can cause bilateral sciatic distribution motor, pain or sensory functions. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sciatic nerve problem.

See answer: Establish a relationship with a dr. And get the area evaluated and properly diagnosed. Heat, rest, possible NSAID medication may be presribed. Physical therapy to the area may be helpful. Follow-up with the dr. Who orders and treats you if not better as the next step may be epidural injections, and or surgery depending on the severity, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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What should I do for a pinched sciatic nerve?

Rehabilitation: As much as possible. Most of these will resolve on their own, but...Be seen by a doctor, get an exam, imaging study and treatment recommendation for best possible outcome. ...Read more

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Can your sciatic nerve be hurt by getting hit?

Yes: Any trauma that compresses the sciatic nerve, either directly or by causing bone fragments to do so, can cause sciatica. Examples include motor vehicle accidents, falling down, football and other sports. ...Read more

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