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Doctor insights on: Sciatic Nerve Innervation

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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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What are suggested excercises for a pinched sciatic nerve?

What are suggested excercises for a pinched sciatic nerve?

McKenzie: Several exercise approaches can help low back pain, and physical therapists can instruct in williams and mckenzie approaches. Some specialized therapists can use felderkreis approaches. Best to have direct expert instruction prior to using these techniques. Although pilates is touted, need an expert to select safest approach. ...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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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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How do I stop the sharp pain from my sciatic nerve?

What's the cause?: Treatment of your sciatic nerve pain would depend on the cause. You may need imaging studies or other tests to determine the source of the pain. It could be a slipped disc (common) or there are other less common causes. Once your doctor has figured out the cause, treatment recommendations may be made, such as epidural steroids, physical therapy or even surgery. ...Read more

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

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

Conservative care: Lumbar radiculopathy, or sciatica, can initially be treated with exercise and stretches as part of a physical therapy regimen. If your symptoms persist, you may be a candidate for lumbar epidural steroid injections to decrease the inflammation around exiting nerve roots. Any associated numbness, weakness, or incontinence merits urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Where do I use a heat pad to treat an irritated sciatic nerve?

Where do I use a heat pad to treat an irritated sciatic nerve?

Sciatic nerve heat: Place it where you hurt in the buttock area, or use a dixie-cup from the freezer with ice and massage the area after the heat is done (interchange every 20-30 minutes or so). Peal a little rim of the dixie cup off when the ice starts to melt. Good luck! ...Read more

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Buzzing in groin from pinched sciatic nerve, should I be concerned?

Sciatic doesn't: Radiate to the groin. You probably have sacroiliac joint pain which radiates to the groin or nerve pain from higher up in the lumbar spine. ...Read more