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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 than back pain from sciatica. ...Read more

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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 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

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I broke my tailbone and lower back; could this cause sciatic nerve damage?

I broke my tailbone and lower back; could this cause sciatic nerve damage?

Possibly: If you use the term sciatic nerve to mean nerve root damage, it depends upon the type of fracture. Sciatic nerve damage would depend upon the location of the fracture as well. You doctor can tell based upon your symptoms, exam, and the images. ...Read more

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I have a large dent larger than a golf ball on my lower back/upper butt. I believe it is near my sciatic nerve. It's a little tender What could it be?

I have a large dent larger than a golf ball on my lower back/upper butt. I believe it is near my sciatic nerve. It's a little tender What could it be?

Did you get a shot: recently at that site? Traumatic lipoatrophy can occur at site of injection. I would have it checked by a dermatologist to make sure nothing else is going on ...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 pretty consistent pain along my sciatic nerve and lower back on my left side. Can't stand straight when I wake up. Thoughts?

Most likely abnormal: Most likely abnormality of lower spine or hip. If have not already had, xrays would be helpful. Use heat twce daily and take ibuprofen before bed. ...Read more

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Having lower back pain on the left side of my back near my hip there a exact spot where there feels like a lump is there, could it be my sciatic nerve?

Having lower back pain on the left side of my back near my hip there a exact spot where there feels like a lump is there, could it be my sciatic nerve?

Usually not: Sciatic nerve comes out lower. But you definitely could be out of alignment. You may consider a highly skilled osteopathic physician, who has the medical training of an md and additional musculoskeletal training for an evaluation and treatment. Find one near you at http://jamesjealous.Com/physician-directory/, http://www.Cranialacademy.Org or http://ftp.Academyofosteopathy.Org. ...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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Seven weeks ago doctor said I have a herniated disc in lower back .And sciatic nerve damage. I did theropy and it hurts worse now. No improvement?

Seven weeks ago doctor said I have a herniated disc in lower back .And sciatic nerve damage. I did theropy and it hurts worse now. No improvement?

Radiculopathy: Most herniated disks will get better on their own, however if the symptoms worsen after conservative treatment then other methods should be investigated. Surgery is an option when weakness, pain and sensory loss all correlate to the location of the disk herniation. Usually physical therapy, steroid injections and other methods are employed first. Seven weeks is not a long time. But try another way. ...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 poss. causes.The sciatic nerve or one of it's 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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I've been having bad sciatic nerve/lower back pain, Now Right above my knee is swollen.Is that from nerves?Disck herniation? Blood clot?

I've been having bad sciatic nerve/lower back pain, Now Right above my knee is swollen.Is that from nerves?Disck herniation? Blood clot?

None of the above: You certainly are a worrier to come up with those 3 possibilities instead of something more commonplace, like knee strain. Did a doctor diagnose you with sciatica, or did you diagnose yourself? Sounds like you need to have your knee examined by a live doctor in his/her office, someone who can counsel you about what to worry about & what not to worry about. Trusting Dr. Google is hazardous. ...Read more

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What is the link between eating tomato seeds and kidney stone patients? Or is there? Why?

What is the link between eating tomato seeds and kidney stone patients? Or is there?  Why?

No known linkage: There is no documented linkage between eating tomato seeds a n kidney stones. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

 Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?

Kidney stone: In some cases, family history is important in diagnosing and managing kidney stones. The etiology of kidney stone formation is multifactorial, a small percentage of which is familial. ...Read more

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After taking Topamax (topiramate) for 4 yrs I had a lg kidney stone. DR recommended coming off due to possible link w stone. Is it safe to go back on Topamax (topiramate)?

After taking Topamax (topiramate) for 4 yrs I had a lg kidney stone. DR recommended coming off due to possible link w stone. Is it safe to go back on Topamax (topiramate)?

It is safe,: It could be difficult to quit taking Topamax (topiramate) because of the withdrawal symptoms. Follow your doctor's instruction and taper down Topamax (topiramate) (e.g 25mg down every 3 days) to ovoid complications. You always can go back, gradually , on Topamax (topiramate). Good luck. ...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