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Is there a connection between having a bad back with sciatica and cold feet?

Is there a connection between having a bad back with sciatica and cold feet?

Evaluation rec'd: Back pain causing leg pain and vascular problems causing leg pain can be very similar in presentation. It's never a bad idea to have a specialist physician differentiate the cause. It is important to make the distinction between your feet actually being cold vs "feeling " cold. Doctor evaluation warranted here if think. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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I have lower back pain just pressing on my back brings pain is this sciatica? Heat and cold therapy doesn't always work.

I have lower back pain just pressing on my back brings pain is this sciatica? Heat and cold therapy doesn't always work.

Muscle Spasm: Trigger points are bands of taut muscle areas that hurt when pressed upon and radiate to other areas than just the painful spot that is pressed upon. Most times stretching and massage of that area relieves these spots, however sometime they continue and need to be addressed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause a cold spot on one leg and foot? i have pain in one leg, buttocks and lower back. walking used to help but now hurts my hip.

Yes, it can: Impingement of the S1 nerve can lead to weakness and erratic nerve pain down one leg. The interventional pain management involves special procedures to treat and manage nerve impingement pain. Ask your PCP for the specialist referral. ...Read more

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Do cold baths in the sea improve sciatica pain?

Possible: It can make you feel the cold more than the sciatica in a way tricking your brain into believing the sciatica pain is gone. If that works, wonderful. Likely it will only last until you warm up at which point the pain may return. If you are not getting relief, I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist for other options. ...Read more

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Is it better to use hot or cold compresses for back pain caused by the sciatica nerve?

Is it better to use hot or cold compresses for back pain caused by the sciatica nerve?

Either?: However, it will be temporary as it takes a lot to get down into the spine which might not work. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether ...Read more

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Cold burning sensation in lower left calf. Sensation is sporadic, but happens several times an hour. Occurred after prolonged sitting. Sciatica?

Cold burning sensation in lower left calf. Sensation is sporadic, but happens several times an hour. Occurred after prolonged sitting. Sciatica?

Cold burning: I think most of us can agree your calf sensation is related to nerve irritation. In this case, it was probably not severe. Since it occurred after sitting, it may be from the sciatic nerve, the popliteal nerve, or a lumbar nerve root. It is hard to know. Regardless, it should not last long, and may recover. Many people get this after sitting on something with an edge, like stadium seats. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause numbness in right thigh and cold right foot?

Can sciatica cause numbness in right thigh and cold right foot?

Yes: yes it can. Especially, with activity.however, I would see a neurologist to make sure that you do not have a nerve disease, I eat underwear apathy whether the sciatica. The floor more is more likely to cause these symptoms. I meant former. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an ice cold foot with low back pain and sciatica?

Is it normal to have an ice cold foot with low back pain and sciatica?

Common, Not Normal: Patients often share altered sensations such cold extremities with low back pain and sciatica. It would also be a good idea to be evaluated for vascular issues in the leg. ...Read more

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What are some stretches for sciatica? Also pain on top of foot that has sciatica. Burning pain. If i put my foot in bathtub full of cold water help?

What are some stretches for sciatica? Also pain on top of foot that has sciatica. Burning pain. If i put my foot in bathtub full of cold water help?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. You could try putting foot in cold water, likely it may help a little but not much. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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