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Is it possible for a sciatica pain to be in the top of my thighs?

Is it possible for a sciatica pain to be in the top of my thighs?

Yes it is possible : The l2, L3 and L4 spinal nerves will cover the anterior thigh and lateral portion of the thigh above the knee. These are the levels that travel into the sciatic nerve to cause the sciatica. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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How do you tell sciatica from other thigh pains?

How do you tell sciatica from other thigh pains?

Muscle Spasm: Trigger points are bands of taut muscle areas that hurt when pressed upon and radiate to other areas than just the painful spot that is pressed upon. Most times stretching and massage of that area relieves these spots, however sometime they continue and need to be addressed by your doctor. If your thigh pain doesn't hurt to that touch or pressure, then likely its sciatica or other nerve issue. ...Read more

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Can you get sciatica pain running on the inside thigh and calf?

Can you get sciatica pain running on the inside thigh and calf?

Yes and no: There is a term radiculopathy that refers to pain in the leg from an irritation of a nerve in the back; you can get that condition and have pain in your inner thigh and leg. A sciatica technically is a radiculopathy also, but those nerves (L4,5, and S1) supply a different part if the leg. The inner thigh and leg are usually L1-4 nerve root levels. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Do the symptoms of piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica include thigh stiffness?

Pyriformis/sciatic: Yes thigh stiffness in the back of the thigh can certainly be present in the conditions above. Pain should also be present to some extent. ...Read more

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Is this sciatica? I've had a burning and tingling sensation on the bottom of my thigh for four days now. It hurts to sit, and really burns when i stand after sitting. I'm 24, and most of what i've read says sciatica happens to people who are older, but sc

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Is this sciatica? I've had a burning and tingling sensation on the bottom of my thigh for four days now. It hurts to sit, and really burns when i stand after sitting. I'm 24, and most of what i've read says sciatica happens to people who are older, but sc

Possibly: Your symptoms are consistent with sciatica. Sciatica is a neuropathic pain due to nerve compression. It is more common in older people but can happen at earlier age. The symptoms can vary and can be tingling, burning, shooting pain. I recommend you see a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sciatica and just having hip or thigh pain?

What is the difference between sciatica and just having hip or thigh pain?

Hard to tell: However an easy way to tell is if your pain is in the groin region or in the front thigh area where the legs meets the pelvis it could be hip. Otherwise it could be sciatica as well. Recommend seeing a spine/pain specialist that has musculoskeletal training to determine what your problem might be. ...Read more

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My left outer thigh is fatter than the right one. I always have pain where my left leg joins my upper body. Not sciatica. ?

My left outer thigh is fatter than the right one. I always have pain where my left leg joins my upper body. Not sciatica. ?

Need a physical exam: You should have a doctor examine it. Could be several things, but with persistent pain you should get it checked out. The size difference could be due to swelling, or some sort of mass. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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