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Sciatica Nerve Problems
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
Yes: ? can sleep position worsen sciatica. Long nerve tracts are normally stretched by certain anatomical positions. If nerve abnormally impinged anywhere pain shoots down tract. Best psn. to remit pain is supine (no pillow) on couch w. sciatica leg flexed 45 degrees & leaned vs. couch back; other foot on arm rest. Position also diminishes longitudinal spinal cord pull. Relaxed nerves are happy nerves. ...Read more
Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fetal: position and also with elevated back.Get a more detailed answer ›
Im 24 male.I have sciatica nerve problem to my left leg, if i move my leg, i feelsomthg is moving at my left lower back.Is it serious prob? Why is this?
Nerve not the prob: ? re "sciatica": name of pain pattern evoked by impingement of sciatic nerve tract: at vertebral foramen, or at sacroiliac joint, or at pyriformis muscle or by tumor. If nerve injured to point of cell death (most w/o death) use nerve conduction tests to diagnose. Diagnostic info includes Fortin, Short Leg, Gillette & Pyriforms Signs, pelvic girdle counternutation, and MRI imaging. See Osteopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many corticosteroid nerve blockage injections can I have,for my sciatica and discopathy L5-S1 problem?
3-4 injections: There are no limits to how many epidural injections you can have. That said repeated steroid based injections put your body at risk for other medical issues down the road. Good rule of thumb is no more than 3 injections in 6 months. If your pain persists after a good physical therapy trial, consider the injections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Large L5S1 disc extrusion compressing L5 nerve & s1s2 nerve roots.sciatica&numbness in foot. can I swim or will it aggravate problem.
TimeOfStrifeSeeKnife: Swimming is a good idea but just go easy at first and see how you do. You'll know if you overdid it if you get too sore within 48 hours (at your tender age). Might be a good idea to get an instructor or therapist to help you at the beginning, if possible--even a friend. And be sure to exercise the arms and chest. Breast stroke with a gentle kick. But it sounds like you'll need more than swimming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get sciatica just in your calf? I get sharp stabbing pains in back near SI joints and nerve pain in calf,no disks problems though. Piriformis?
Sciatica still can b: One can still have sciatica without DISK problems. Many other places within the anatomy of the vertebral bodies that nerve roots involved in causing sciatica can be compromised. Symptoms can radiate above the calf or below the calf...typically into the big toe but certainly not always. Best option is to neurologist for good once over and potentially some electrical testing is diagnosis unclear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections, etc). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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