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Pinched Nerve Causing Leg Weakness
Possibly: A compressed sciatic nerve can cause leg weakness. Often pain down the leg is due to a lumbar radiculopathy or irritation to the lumbar nerve roots that make up the sciatic nerve. The distribution of pain depends on which nerve is irritated although pain in the back or leg or "hamstring" is common. See your md if this pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more
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
YES: Damage to the nerves that supply the perineum may result in penile numbness. It is well known that bicycle riding, which is an excellent aerobic exercise, may result in penile numbness. This may result from nerve damage or vascular compression resulting arterial insuffiency, swelling and even blood clots. If you're having numbness your pcp may refer you to a urologist & neurolidt for evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Significant spine arthritis can be accompanied by either foraminal stenosis (narrowing) or central stenosis (narrowing) which cause pressure on individual nerves or groups of nerves which would account for your symptoms. The diagnosis is usually made with physical exam with our without MRI of the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower right back muscle inflamed causing sharp pain(pinched nerve)down entire leg. "not spinal related".
Can piriformis syndrome cause muscle twitches in leg? If it's bothering the sciatic nerve or nerve?
Not seen that but...: I am not aware of leg twitches as being part of the complaints seen in patients with true piriformis syndrome. Pain, numbness, tingling, difficulties with ambulaton are the predominant symptoms reported as well as weakness in the leg. In women pain on sexual relations can also be seen. However, I've seen leg muscle spasms so I could believe twitches if you've been correclty diagnosed. ...Read more
Unlikely: Capillaries where exactly?Get a more detailed answer ›
Not likley: Sciatic nerve irritation is caused by a back problem or pressure from your thigh muscles and would not be related to swelling in your foot or leg. However, leg swelling can cause nerve type symptoms including burning pain and numbness. I recommend you see a specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Unlikely: If you are talking about the lower back, then answer is no. However, many conditions can cause generalized pain including pain in the spine. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Sciatica: The sciatic nerve travels down the whole thigh and branches off smaller nerves to the legs, feet and toes. If you have pressure on your nerve it is common to feel the pain "traveling" along the course of the nerve up or down. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more
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