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Recurring Sciatic Pain
My recurring sciatic pain just suddenly stopped. Only 2 days into an occurance this has never happened before. What could this mean?
Sciatica: I am glad you are feeling better. It is possible that you have a disc bulging on l5-s1 lumbar spine. The natural progression is periods of pain with resolution of the pain when the disc returns back into it normal position. Heavy lifting or twisting movement if the back can aggravate your condition from time to time. Another possibility is muscle spasms. The may also vary from time to time. ...Read more
Shooting leg pain: Sciatic pain is due to irritation of the sciatic nerve that runs down either leg. It can present with lower back or buttock pain that is commonly described as shooting. It is generally painful all the way to the foot and becomes worse with hip flexion movements such as sitting or lifting the knee. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sciatica: The sciatic nerve goes from the lower back, through the buttock on both left and right, and down the back of the leg to the foot. Pain starting in the low back going down the back of the leg, or pain in the buttocks that goes down or up to the back are likely to be sciatica. There are some serious reasons for sciatica, such as disk damage, so it is suggested that you check with your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Combined approach: Manipulation can be helpful, but i prefer a multifaceted approach incorporating non steroidal or steroidal antiimflammants, muscle relaxants, and analgesics if indicated. Massage can be helpful. If the patient fails to respond to the above within one to two weeks, then certainly appropiate diagnostics should be pursued, ie x rays followed by MRI of the lumbar region to determine the exact cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sciatica: The sciatic nerve emerges from the lower spinal cord, and divides into the peroneal and posterior tibial nerves. Sciatica is the term to describe nerve compression affecting the nerve roots of the sciatic nerve, such as L-5 or S-1, and pain radiates down the buttock into the leg. ...Read more
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