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What are the risk factors for sciatica? What are the biggest risk factors for developing sciatica? .

What are the risk factors for sciatica? What are the biggest risk factors for developing sciatica?

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Nerve impingement: Pain in buttock & thigh region reflects sciatic nerve irritation associated with spinal nerve root irritation, irritation of the pelvic neural plexus, or direct sciatic nerve irritation, such as pyriformis muscle abnormality or spasm.  treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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What are the risk factors for sciatica? What are the biggest risk factors for developing sciatica? .

What are the risk factors for sciatica? What are the biggest risk factors for developing sciatica?

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Overweight: Being overweight and also being in a job that require constant motion/twisting/bending at the waist, lifting heavy objects etc. Other times it can be as easy as tying your shoelaces or getting out of bed. Best bet is to eliminate or reduce the obvious issues like weight and overuse issues at work. ...Read more

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Upper left abdominal pain. Is this my uc or something else? Also just recovered from a sciatica strain if that's a factor.

Upper left abdominal pain. Is this my uc or something else? Also just recovered from a sciatica strain if that's a factor.

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. Maybe uc, but doubt it's sciatica. ...Read more

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What is sciatica?

What is sciatica?

Sciatica: Sciatic is a condtion of pain arising from pressure or irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve as it courses from the lumbar spine down to the lower leg and foot. ...Read more

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What is sciatica?

What is sciatica?

Nerve pain: Sciatica is a common term for a set of symptoms caused by compression or irritation of the nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve, or the actual sciatic nerves. The pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, or any part of the leg and foot. The pain may be accompanied by numbness, weakness, tingling and difficulty in moving or controlling the leg. There are many causes of sciatica. ...Read more

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How does sciatica feel?

How does sciatica feel?

Burn/electric pain: Sciatica refers to pain in the leg. It is usually limited to a specific area of the leg. Most often the pain starts in the buttocks and radiates down the back or side of the leg into the foot. The area of radiation is determined by the nerve root affected. The pain is a constant burning or electrical sensation, not worse with activities and not usually associated with back pain. ...Read more

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Can sex cause sciatica?

Can sex cause sciatica?

Possibly: If you were in weird positions or flexing/twisting your body alot during sex you can cause disc herniation so it is possible. If it does not improve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can sciatica be cured ?

Can sciatica be cured ?

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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Help me I have sciatica?

Help me I have sciatica?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Any way to heal sciatica?

Any way to heal sciatica?

Depends on cause: There are many causes for sciatica. Some causes respond well to osteopathic manipulation while others require surgical correction. The first step is to figure out the cause. Then you and your doc can plan out what to do. ...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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