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Recovery Time Of Sciatic Nerve
I had a procedure to remove the bulging disk off my sciatic nerve and i'm diabetic and have a very physical job. What is a typical recovery time?
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
How much time does it take for the sciatic nerve to recuperate after the herniated portion of the disk was removed?
Sciatic nerve very painful in bed 3 times in last 2 months. One common factor: I was drinking on those night. Any correlation there?
Correlation: is present but that does not mean drinking is the cause. Having said that, if you find that connection, why not stop drinking and see what happens? In addition to conventional treatment consider things such as therapeutic massage, yoga, and acupuncture. Peace and good health. Alcohol is drying so consider lots of fluids. ...Read more
Will sciatic nerve impingment show up on a back MRI without contrast? Been in pain for 10months dr only treating with pt.Backs gone out 5 times since.
I have a pain that runs from my mid-left buttocks to the back of my thigh just above the knee, what is this pain? Someone said it maybe my sciatic nerve I have had this since february i notice it when i sit for a long time or when i run, what should I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chiro says I have herniated disc causing acute onset sciatic nerve pain but shingles popped up at exact same time. Could all my pain be from shingles?
Anatomy impotant: Where is the rash (what nerve root distribution (s)? What does the MRI look like (you can attach pictures of the study) And what does the EMG show ? (needs to be done at least 2 weeks after symptom onset for denervation pattern to be obvious. Treat for shingles and if symptom persist see a specialist to sort this out (neurologist or maybe a PMR physician. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Age 43, female, have recently noticed a new pain in my chest that feels like a stinging sensation. I also feel pain in my left arm from time to time that is similar to the sciatic nerve pain in my leg. I dont think the two are related. The pain just feels
What can I do for sciatic nerve/foot pain? I have pain for some time now that i feel in my left buttock, it goes down the leg and into both feet. The problems are especially bothersome sitting or driving for longer periods of time, walking, bending over t
56 year-old woman notices radicular pain after taking vitamin B6 supplement for three years.....?
B6 toxicity is well recognized: There are a few questions that need to be asked in this case. Exactly how much B6 was the patient taking? According to recommended standards 200mg daily is the limit. Toxicity is thought to occur at levels of 1000mg. daily and above though much lower have been reported on rare occasions(100-300mg). Secondly, what exactly was the quality of her pain? Described symptoms of neural toxicity involves sensory neuropathy described mainly as burning dysesthesias and numbness. The case talks about a RADICULOPATHY. That is typically not the same type of pain as we find in chemical toxicities. Pain in the feet could very well be dysesthesias but the history could be a bit more specific there in order to attach more positive points for B6 sequelae. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Exercise: It really depends on the cause of your pain. Typically what is considered sciatic nerve pain comes from the back and is often a radiculopathy. Sometimes it can originate from a tight muscle known as the piriformis. Exercises the stabilize the spine, combined with oral steroid and occasionally an epidural may help for back associated leg pain. For piriformis, a therapist can assist with stretches. ...Read more
USUALLY disc disease: The sciatic nerve can 'get pinched' by a bulging disc in the low back. The mechanism of injury for bulging disc is usually some type of lifting injury with 'bent over posture' or twisting. I had a patient 'sneeze so hard' he developed a completely weak leg and had surgery the same day. Usually in men, another cause of sciatic compression is sitting on a wallet causing pain 'down the leg!'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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