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Doctor insights on: Permanent Sciatic Nerve Damage

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Symptoms of sciatic nerve damage after im injection?

Symptoms of sciatic nerve damage after im injection?

Unlikely: This would not be common. The sciatic nerve is a very deep structure and injury from im injection would be difficult unless the patient is very thin. The location if im injection in the gluteus is often in the upper outer region well away from the nerve. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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I have sciatic nerve damage and am in alot of pain. I need something for the nerve pain right away. Can anyone help me with some medications? Texas

I have sciatic nerve damage and am in alot of pain. I need something for the nerve pain right away. Can anyone help me with some medications? Texas

HealthTapPrime (-TX?): The prescribing of meds through HealthTap can only be done through one-on-one evaluation on HealthTap Prime, our paid service. HealthTap Prime may or may not be available in Texas - I am uncertain. Meds that are impossible to prescribe through HealthTap Prime include controlled substances, such as narcotic pain meds. Back pain is best evaluated in person, IMO. Please get seen ASAP. Back pain is cruel. ...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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Can sciatic nerve damage cause erectile dysfunction?

Can sciatic nerve damage cause erectile dysfunction?

Not really: Many people have one or the other conditions so it makes sense that some people have both. The cause of the sciatica symptoms (like a slipped disc) might also cause ed, but more commonly sciatica symptoms are related to the piriformis muscle os would not cause ed. Possible some medications to treat sciatica can cause ed, or there's another issue and pain that seems to be sciatica has another cause. ...Read more

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Is surgery helpful for sciatic nerve damage. Burning in leg, numbness, tingling & stumbling?

Is surgery helpful for sciatic nerve damage. Burning in leg, numbness, tingling & stumbling?

Yes: You describe symptoms of radiculopathy which is when a nerve malfunctions due to some type of pressure on the nerve.
You should see your family md for evaluation and they can do an MRI for evaluation. Of course, before surgery, you should try physical therapy and epidural steroid injections if possible. ...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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Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?

No. Stimulants can: Constrict blood vesselsraise blood pressure (usually by 5-6 mm hg) & ⬆ pulse (usually by 5-6 beats/minute), but they don't cause impingement of nerve roots with numbness, tingling & pain in the areas served by specific nerves. See your primary care to initiate evaluation for the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can pressure on the sciatic nerve cause permanent numbness / tingling. If so, how long before it does?

Can pressure on the sciatic nerve cause permanent numbness / tingling. If so, how long before it does?

Sciatic pain: Prolonged pressure on any nerve can cause permanent damage. There is no set time - it can be different for everybody how long that would take. ...Read more

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How can I relieve sciatic nerve pain permanently?

How can I relieve sciatic nerve pain permanently?

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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If u have sciatic nerve pain for 1 yr could it be permanent?

If u have sciatic nerve pain for 1 yr could it be permanent?

Permanent is tough: To determine. Will it take longer to improve yes. Generally though if your pain does not improve after 2 years likely to be more permanent at that time. That doesn't mean treatments can't be effective, just means you need treatments more regularly to maintain relief. ...Read more

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My sciatic nerve may be permanently damaged from leaving it irritated for 2 long is there anything I can do to improve this nerve so the pain lessens?

Sciatic Nerve: Chronic irritation or compression of the nerves in the back which travel downward towards the leg to form the sciatic nerve may lead to permanent nerve damage or neuropathy. Most of the symptoms resolve if the cause has been removed, sometime a very difficult task. Surgery, epidural injections and specific medication for treatment for neuropathy can be effective. ...Read more

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Nerve damage prior to s1-l4, alif. Sciatic pain replaced by nerve pain in feet, esp big toe. Is this permanent or from surgery? How long to recover?

Talk to surgeon: Need a diagnosis for new l 5 sympts after alif was this augmented with posterior instrumentation or stand alone alif if posterior instrumentaion used need ct scan to check screw postion could be disc pushed back into foramen or traction from distraction on a scarred nerve root some of these are correctsble some are not need a daignosis for new pain after surgery before prognosis can bediscerned. ...Read more

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Can the sciatic nerve affect both sides?

Wrong concept: There is a sciatic nerve in both legs. The sciatic nerve is formed primarily by branches of the lumbar 5 &sacral one nerve roots as they emerge from the lower spinal canal. An issue affecting the spinal canal or some problem large enough to affect the lumbar plexi in the pelvis bilaterally can cause bilateral sciatic distribution motor, pain or sensory functions. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sciatic nerve problem.

See answer: Establish a relationship with a dr. And get the area evaluated and properly diagnosed. Heat, rest, possible NSAID medication may be presribed. Physical therapy to the area may be helpful. Follow-up with the dr. Who orders and treats you if not better as the next step may be epidural injections, and or surgery depending on the severity, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of sciatic nerve injuries?

Variable: Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own.

Sciatica pain can vary widely. It may feel like a mild tingling, dull ache, or a burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is severe enough to make a person unable to move. ...Read more

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What is the best exercises for sciatic nerve to make the pain gone?

Core: Core excercise is the best treatment for spine problems associated with sciatica. See a physical therapist for instructions on an excercise program you can do on your own. ...Read more

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Can reflexology irritate sciatic nerve.?

Thanks for asking!: Any severe stretch or pressure can cause sciatic irritation. Make sure the person doing the treatment is well trained. ...Read more

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I have a sciatic nerve acting up, how can I relieve the pain?

Depends on cause: How to relieve it depends on what is causing it. In many cases, sciatica responds very well to osteopathic manipulation. That would certainly be a good place to start. Ultimately, you need to know what is causing the problem to know how to treat it. ...Read more

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Can your sciatic nerve cause your ankle to swell?

Can your sciatic nerve cause your ankle to swell?

Sciatic: Nerve cause just pain not swelling. Recommend you get checked some medications for it can cause swelling. ...Read more

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Why am I having sciatic nerve back pain after sex?

If....: If the pain is in the buttock and does not radiate into the limb to any great degree, you may be having sacroiliac pain which is more common. If it does radiate, you may have some degree of nerve root impingement. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage to sciatic nerves repair/heal itself?

Maybe, maybe not: Nerve pain from sciatica almost always (over 90%) heals itself. Nerve damage is less predictable. Some nerve damage is reversible, but the healing process is very slow - years. ...Read more

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Is it ok to play basketball when having an inflamed sciatic nerve?

No: The constant running, jumping and twisting required to play basketball will tend to make it worse. Sciatica needs time to resolve. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on a sciatic nerve graft done this year?

Sciatic nerve graft: I would need more details but if a graft was placed it depends on the graft type and the length of the graft placed - these details determine the length of time for the graft to regenerate and take effect. ...Read more

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Which types of treatments to manage irritation of the sciatic nerve?

Antiinflammatory Med: Severe nerve irritation may be treated with an antiinflammatory medication such as a steroid medication. These medications may have significant side effects, so a careful assessment is required.

Also, physical therapy is an excellent treatment option as well. ...Read more

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Is the sciatic nerve treated when damaged by an operation at the groin?

Is the sciatic nerve treated when damaged by an operation at the groin?

Regeneration: The sciatic nerve travels through the buttocks. The femoral nerve travels through the groin. Nerves can often regenerate, but may require surgical exploration. The best way to monitor a nerve's progress is by a careful examination and EMG study. ...Read more

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How can I use an inversion table to relieve pain off the sciatic nerve?

Intermittently: Basically you are stretching the spine and diminishing the bulging of the disc temporarily taking the pressure off the nerve. Some patients will use it a coupe of times per day. ...Read more

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Sciatic nerve. My leg will hurt so bad can't dribe acar or lay down to sleep?

Call your doctor: This pain is not getting better. You need a physical examination, physical therapy and temporarily pain killer. ...Read more

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Is there any chance of damaging sciatic nerve when injecting vastus lateralis?

Very safe: One of the benefits of using that locations for injections is that it's a very safe location. Not at all likely to damage anything. The main drawback is that injection in that location is typical very painful with several days of significant aching. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...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