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Sciatic Pinched Nerve
My low lumbar cracks (or pops) and it also there is a pinching pain that goes through my eight butt cheek from it. Pinched nerve? Sciatic maybe?
Scitica: The popping and cracking may not be related unless there is pain in the lower back. A pinched nerve in the lower back can cause discomfort and pain in the gluteal region (buttocks). Irritation of the actual sciatic nerve such as from piriformis syndrome may do this as well. Referred pain unrelated to the sciatic is also possible. Consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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
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
See doc: Go see your pcp or a spinal surgeon. ...Read more
My dad, a nurse, thinks I have a pinched sciatic nerve, and possibly a slipped disk. I've had a pinching in my back for three weeks. What should I do?
Slipped disc or ?: For this kind of diagnosis, you should rest, do not lift heavy objects, and see a physician to have a history, examination and testing. ...Read more
I have a minor pinched sciatic nerve that doesn't have any herniated disks. How long should I be seeing a chiropractor?
Not very.: Three treatments ought to bring about relief, or you should pursue other modalities. The chiropracter should also have given you specific exercises to do at home. If not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more
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