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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?

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

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

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

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How do you fix a pinched sciatic nerve ?

4 things: Surgical decompression (not to be confused with chiropractic so-called decompression) epidural steroid injections spinal physical therapy "tincture of time" since the natural history of sciatica tends to be one of spontaneous healing. ...Read more

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What should I do for a pinched sciatic nerve?

Rehabilitation: As much as possible. Most of these will resolve on their own, but...Be seen by a doctor, get an exam, imaging study and treatment recommendation for best possible outcome. ...Read more

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Got a pinched sciatic nerve... What's your best suggestion for immediate relief???

Got a pinched sciatic nerve... What's your best suggestion for immediate relief???

Couple choices: Perhaps you might respond to an epidural steroid injection at the sight of the compressed nerve root. But maybe a better approach is physical therapy. One caveat, do NOT rest and stay in bed, be active, up and about, as that will shorten debility. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I know if I have a pinched sciatic nerve by a muscle in my buttocks or a disk problem?

Analysis: Let's assume you have true sciatica, and signs of nerve dysfunction at lumbar or sacral root levels. MRI can show whether a disk protrusion or herniation is present. An EMG expertly done, can localize the presence of "peripheral sciatica", such as piriformis syndrome. ...Read more