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Is Sciatica Usually A Problem In The Central Or Peripheral Nervous Systems
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
Is it the central or peripheral nervous system problem if you get back pain with sensations going down a leg?
Describing sciatica: Peripheral nerve compression.As the nerves leave the spinal column the "disc", a tough, fibrous, shock absorber that is between the vertebral bones can extrude and press on the nerve in a few places.This is usually "self-limited" meaning it goes away over time with stretching, nsaid's like ibuprofen, and traction(gravity boots).Usually no images(x-ray, ct, mri) needed unless weakness, bladder, bowel, chang. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe leg pain for at least 4 decades and reflexes in knees now non-existent. diangosis peripheral neuropathy ten years ago. Low back pain 10 yrs. Any idea?
Peripheral Neuropath: Different possibilities exist for leg pains: neuropathy, vascular disease, and sciatica. Each of these can be ruled in/out based upon history, examination, and studies. Neuropathy is typically diagnosed with history of diabetes, chemo, toxic exposures, or no cause, and is associated with numbness/pain in a stocking distribution with absent reflexes. Emg/ncv can be helpful. Mri/ct usually negative. ...Read more
What are the drawbacks of drinking coffee ? Can it cause problems, although the caffeine doesn't give you jitters or anxiety/nervousness ?
Moderation: Like any chemical, caffeine can cause health problems if abused. Limit your intake to one or two portions a day, and you should be fine. Remember that tea and most colas also have caffeine. Too much could cause fast heart rate, arrythmias, high blood pressure, and hyperactivity. So, enjoy, just don't overdo it. Good luck. ...Read more
Have been trying to withdrawal from 1mg of lorazepam, have symptoms like nervousness, sleeping problem. Now I have problem eating. What should I do?
Withdrawal: From any benzodiazepam derivative can cause symtoms: stop all medication and consult your physican. ...Read more
I have this problem that everything has to be right in order. If it gets off track, then i go crazy. With chest pains, blood pressure rises nervousness?
After a good: Check up w/doc to rule out medical conditions, you can consult a clinical psychologist. You may have obsessive compulsive disorder to some degree. We all have a bit of it under stress. Your psychologist can diagnose and treat. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I am suffering from depression, it started when I got a lot of health problems going on from stomachache, headache, difficulty of breathing, severe and day to day nervousness, panic attack, I got a bunch of blood check ups including x-ray and ult
Clarify Please: You provided info but I don't see a question. Can you re-ask and clarify what the question is. Thanks. ...Read more
Mother is under mass stress and having nervousness, numb hands, blurred vision, headaches, fatigue, eye pain and brain fog. Eye problem or brain?
Asking for u or her?: She needs to be examined by a physician. ...Read more
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