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Is severe sciatic nerve pain common with kidney stones?

Is severe sciatic nerve pain common with kidney stones?

No: Sciatic nerve pain is a separate issue from kidney stone pain although sometimes they are confused. If the pain radiated down into your leg, most likely, the pain is not from a kidney stone. ...Read more

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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How prevalent is severe sciatic nerve pain with kidney stones?

How prevalent is severe sciatic nerve pain with kidney stones?

Sciatica: 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. Mri of the spine or pelvis would serve to differentiate in most cases if exam and history is not clear. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worsunrelated. ...Read more

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Is there a link between severe sciatic nerve pain and kidney stones?

Is there a link between severe sciatic nerve pain and kidney stones?

No: The only link the two have is back pain, but back pain from a kidney stone is different from back pain from sciatica. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my sciatic nerve pain in my lower back?

How do I get rid of my sciatic nerve pain in my lower back?

Work on it daily: Pain management can be useful if it helps you to move normally while you heal. If you smoke, you must stop. What ever type of activity/lifestyle produces the damage to your back must be modified. Physical therapy for a core strengthening, yoga type stretching home exercise program that incorporates proper breathing and body awareness is the pathway that I have seen the most success. Patience! ...Read more

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I have a shooting pain in lower back down in my right leg. Is this sciatic nerve pain? How can I prevent this?

I have a shooting pain in lower back down in my right leg. Is this sciatic nerve pain? How can I prevent this?

Sciatica?: Symptoms sound consistent with sciatica, however, c your doc for an eval to receive proper diagnosis. If sciatica, cause must b must be determined & treated if necessary. Usually standing causes pain to be worse, as does sitting. Lying is usually more comfortable. If your doc agrees that these are safe 4 u, NSAID or Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help, as well as physical therapy. C ur doc & feel btr soon :) ...Read more

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What to do for back lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain until you see a doctor?

What to do for back lower back pain and sciatic nerve pain until you see a doctor?

Back pain: Recommend that you do a neutral spine core stability program for a few weeks. If not significantly improved it may be time to have it evaluated. Can see videos of neutral spine exercises on youtube. This includes planks and "birddog". You can use over the counter meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve. ...Read more

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Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

Usually have sciatic nerve pain in right leg/back. Now have it in left leg/back? Burning sharp pain from lower back through thigh, what causes this?

A few thoughts: Any pain that runs down buttock &/or back of thigh is often labeled 'sciatic' pain. Truth is, there are many posses. Causes. The sciatic nerve or one of its branches can be 'pinched' by a herniated disc, stuck vertebra, or piriformis muscle spasm (COMMON in pregnancy). Many other causes such as referred pain from SI ligament injury, too. In pregnancy, ligaments stretch more easily leading to pain. ...Read more

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Help, i have chronic sciatic nerve pain and lower back pain, how do I make this pain stop? I am a college student and I can't walk or lay down or sit.

Help, i have chronic sciatic nerve pain and lower back pain, how do I make this pain stop? I am a college student and I can't walk or lay down or sit.

Interventions: If your sciatica is secondary to a discogenic compression of a nerve root, you might benefit from epidural steroid injection, but it is possible that a surgical approach may be needed. Please seek out a consultation with a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have been taking Tamoxifen 50mg for 2 months and have developed severe sciatic nerve pain. What can I do alleviate pain & is med causing side effect?

I have been taking Tamoxifen 50mg for 2 months and have developed severe sciatic nerve pain. What can I do alleviate pain & is med causing side effect?

Sciatica: Sciatic nerve pain is not one of the side-effects of Tamoxifen. The most common cause of sciatic nerve pain is a pinched nerve due to a herniated lumbar disc. However, breast cancer can spread to the spine and cause sciatic nerve pain. An MRI of the lumbar spine is indicated to evaluate the pain. See a spine specialist to evaluate the sciatica. ...Read more

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I think I have sciatic nerve pain, it might have been brought on by a kick of the football. Is this a common footballers injury?

I think I have sciatic nerve pain, it might have been brought on by a kick of the football. Is this a common footballers injury?

Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Can stretching help alleviate sciatic nerve pain?

Can stretching help alleviate sciatic nerve pain?

Core Exercises: Typically, core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try to google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Will stretching help alleviate sciatic nerve pain?

Will stretching help alleviate sciatic nerve pain?

Sure: Most times Massage/Stretching will help muscle pain due to the back pain. If it doesn't help enough, recommend seeing your doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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What can cause sciatic nerve pain in a 16-year female?

What can cause sciatic nerve pain in a 16-year female?

See details: Congenital spinal stenosis, disc herniation, abdominal issues such as endometriosis and local trauma are possible causes. An MRI of back would be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know the source of my sciatic nerve pain?

Can you tell me how to know the source of my sciatic nerve pain?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to give a massage to a person with sciatic nerve pain?

What's the best way to give a massage to a person with sciatic nerve pain?

Recommend: Avoid flexing his hip and raising leg up into air. Those movements will aggravate sciatica symptoms. Otherwise, its hit or miss what might actually be an issue for the patient. Muscles can be tight and hurt if nerve is irritated, not sure that would be a problem but if it hurts patient suggest avoiding those areas with deep pressure. ...Read more

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Does sciatic nerve pain generally run up your back?

Does sciatic nerve pain generally run up your back?

No: Likely you are having referred pain through the muscles that are irritated. Sometimes the fascial layers that hold each muscle can get irritated and then can send that irritation to another muscle and fascial layer. See a pain/spine specialist if you are not improving. ...Read more

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Can you give me some helpful ideas for sciatic nerve pain?

Can you give me some helpful ideas for sciatic nerve pain?

Core Exercises: Typically, core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try to google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate sciatic nerve pain down the leg?

How can I alleviate sciatic nerve pain down the leg?

Core Exercises: Typically, core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try to google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Is it better to take rest or continue daily works for sciatic nerve pain?

Is it better to take rest or continue daily works for sciatic nerve pain?

Relative Rest: Is recommended, meaning after a few hours of work take a break. Generally you should have weight lifting restrictions as well. Speak with your doctor about this in more detail. ...Read more

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Could Prozac (fluoxetine) help with sciatic nerve pain?

Could Prozac (fluoxetine) help with sciatic nerve pain?

Unlikely: I would not expect Prozac (fluoxetine) to be of any benefit in the treatment of sciatica pain. ...Read more

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What can I take for sciatic nerve pain it's almost to my feet?

What can I take for sciatic nerve pain it's almost to my feet?

Gabapentin: Medicine like gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) amitriptyline, cymbalta, etc can help. I would discuss your options with your doctor to see which medications are best for you. If the medications don't help enough then consider evaluation with a pain specialist to see if interventional treatments might be better options. ...Read more

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I was just prescribed celebrax for sciatic nerve pain and I'm allergic to sulfa drugs. Problem?

I was just prescribed celebrax for sciatic nerve pain and I'm allergic to sulfa drugs. Problem?

Yes Big Problem: Celebrex (celecoxib) and your allergy. Given that your pain is not improved with conservative care, I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level the problem is at and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain (in pregnancy)?

Are there any effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain (in pregnancy)?

Yes ranging from : A pregnancy harnessalong with physical therapy as well as use of tylenol (acetaminophen) if cleared by your doctor to even epidural steroid injections, again, if cleared by your physician. Sometimes, time is the biggest healer along with some rest and activity modification. ...Read more

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My dr treated my sciatic nerve pain with a depo-medrol injection, is that ok?

My dr treated my sciatic nerve pain with a depo-medrol injection, is that ok?

Its a start: An epidural injection would be of help. An intramuscular injection less so. ...Read more

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Does sciatic nerve pain typically go down the outside of the calf muscle and back of calf?

Does sciatic nerve pain typically go down the outside of the calf muscle and back of calf?

Yes and Yes: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is an outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg or even the groin area. The nerve then goes to the muscle which can then hurt, spasm or feel sore or irritated. ...Read more

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Does having celiac disease make a woman more prone to sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy?

Does having celiac disease make a woman more prone to sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy?

Do not think so : I am not aware of any connection between celiac disease, which primarily involves gluten intolerance and causes diarrhea, and sciatica. Sciatica is usually caused by edema around this nerve or pinching of the nerve. ...Read more

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If epidural steroid blocks have not elevated my sciatic nerve pain, what treatments are recommended?

If epidural steroid blocks have not elevated my sciatic nerve pain, what treatments are recommended?

Facet Joints?: Maybe the pain is coming from your facet joints and you may be candidate for facet injections and/or radiofrequency ablation for longer lasting relief. Speak with your doctor regarding your options. In some situations spinal cord stimulation is an option, however surgery should also be considered at that time as well. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more