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Internal Hemorrhoidal Sciatica
How do I tell if the pain coming from my butt is sciatica or an internal thrombosed (blood clot) hemorrhoid?
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
How can you tell if sciatica is getting worse i am in pain my hip bothers me right leg weaker inner thigh numb and thigh numb?
Sciatica: Sometimes it is difficult to determine if the pain is coming from the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint, or the hip. An MRI of the lumbar spine, pelvis, and hips and an examination by a spine or hip specialist will tell you where the pain originates. Anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxers, neuropathic pain medicine, and physical therapy can help to eliminate the pain ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Getting a burning sensation that turns into numbness! starts in groin area and moves to inner thigh always on right side. is this sciatica?
Hamstring, lower back, inner thigh pain, & and pain right above foot. Compartment Syndrome or Sciatica issue?
Comprehensiveness: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dull ache in leg.moves around sometimes in buttocks,back of thigh,inner thigh.sometimes hurts when walking.sound like sciatica?pulled muscle?
I have random tingling inner thighs, sides of knees and calves with Increased low back pain. I have severe degenerative disc disease S1-L5; related?
Maybe the calf pain: Medial thigh pain is a higher dermatome, usually L3 or L4 nerve roots. Buttock, posterior-lateral thigh, posterior calves however are consistent with S1, sometimes L5 radiculopathy (tingling, burning, aching, pulling). You probably need more of a work up, PT for core stabilization, stretching, nerve slides and piriformis stretching, maybe an epidural, MRI if not done yet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hip pain from injury that won't go away after 5 weeks. Now causing low back pain, inner thigh pain by groin, and buttocks pain. What can I do?
Sacroiliac ligament: Sounds like you are having referred pain from sacroiliac (SI) dysfunction. Would be good to be evaluated for this by your family doctor. Best treatment is a small injection of anesthesia and steroid into the specific area of the SI ligament. Depending on injury, could also be a hop labral tear that can give same symptoms. You need to be evaluated in person. ...Read more
Get a pregnancy test: I think that by asking this question you already know that you could be at risk of pregnancy and you should therefore get a pregnancy test and see what's going on. If the pregnancy test does not provide guidance, then see a doctor. Do not take any ibuprofen for pain in case you are pregnant. ...Read more
Sciatica treatment: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. It may be associated with numbness, burning pain, or weakness in the leg. Treatment involves nsaids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) rest, mckenzie pt with a doc's rx, and steroid injections (nerve root or epidural). Failing that, microdiskectomy if disk herniation confirmed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptoms of sciatica: "sciatica" is pain, numbness, and/or weakness in the distribution of the sciatic nerve. It's almost never caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve, but rather by irritation of the lumbar nerves from the spine that make up the sciatic nerve, ie. L5 or s1. The path of symptoms is from the buttock down the back and side of the leg, ending in the foot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: If the reason for sciatica is unknown, if the symptoms are changing, if there is weakness or numbness, or if the sciatica interferes with your activities or is otherwise having an adverse effect on your quality of life, i would say yes. If reason known and harmless, symptoms are stable and not bothering you, and you don't want to seek help, then i would say no. Others may have different opinions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: I'd recomend being evaluated as there are numerous treatments that are available for radicular and sciatic type nerve pain including nsaids, oral steroids, injections, pt, surgical decompression and all of there usefulness depends on your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lots of options: Besides medication, I would also recommend physical therapy, lifestyle modifications and modalities such as TENS unit. Depending on the type of pain you have, NSAIDs, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and medications specifically for neuropathic pain may be helpful. The American Chronic Pain Association has a good section on medication and treatment as a patient resource. http://www.theacpa.org/treatments ...Read more
Sciatica Tx: There are many treatments for sciatica like heat pads, accupuncture, chiropractic therapy, exercise, massage, medications, injections ... Please see a pain management doctor for evaluation. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stretch and Exercise: At your age, i would suggest stretching out and working in strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, i would consider evaluation by a spine/pain specialist for further testing and treatment options like epidural steroid injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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