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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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Large L5S1 disc extrusion compressing L5 nerve & s1s2 nerve roots.sciatica&numbness in foot. can I swim or will it aggravate problem.

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 more

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I am experiencing sciatica pains and numbness in my left leg from scarred tissue from a L5S1 laminectomy, etc on Feb 18. It is affecting my gait and c?

I am experiencing sciatica pains and numbness in my left leg from scarred tissue from a L5S1 laminectomy, etc on Feb 18. It is affecting my gait and c?

Post-op scarring: You have likely lumbosacral arachnoiditis and scarring, and this is indeed a tough entity to control, but nonetheless, would urge a visit to physical therapy, commence low level aerobic exercise and stretching, and gradually increase your activity. Yes, this will be painful, but in the end, far more comfortable than your current dilemma. ...Read more

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Is numbness of my back a bad thing i do suffer from sciatica and my neck has been bothering also?

Is numbness of my back a bad thing i do suffer from sciatica and my neck has been bothering also?

No: Not necessarily. It confirms that you have pinched nerve causing sciatica and nerve malfunction . One had to be careful in using a heating pad. Since the sensation is impaired always use heating pad on the low setting otherwise can cause severe tissue burn injury . ...Read more

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What causes numbness in butt and feet? Is that sciatica?

What causes numbness in butt and feet? Is that sciatica?

Maybe: Sciatica usually refers to shooting pain coming from the back going down one (not both) of the legs. Regardless such pain represents an irritation of some structures in the body. Numbness represents a nerve (somewhere) not functionally properly. These conditions require an evaluation by an appropriately trained health professional. ...Read more

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How can I treat sciatica naturally, especially at the stage of increasing numbness and tingling of leg?

How can I treat sciatica naturally, especially at the stage of increasing numbness and tingling of leg?

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. ...Read more

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Getting a burning sensation that turns into numbness! starts in groin area and moves to inner thigh always on right side. is this sciatica?

Getting a burning sensation that turns into numbness! starts in groin area and moves to inner thigh always on right side. is this sciatica?

Not exactly: Classically siatica goes from buttocks to leg down the back this may be nerve compression but a different nerve root from your description sounds like L3 or L4 or other peripheral nerves femoral obturator, siatica feels like this but in different part of leg classically ...Read more

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Dear sirs, 2 years ago i suffered sudden sciatica for 3 wks. I never had it before. Since i have buttock/ groin numbness causing ed. Can you advise?

Dear sirs, 2 years ago i suffered sudden sciatica for 3 wks. I never had it before. Since i  have buttock/ groin numbness causing ed. Can you advise?

PInched Nerve: The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. Erectile dysfunction suggests a significantly pinched nerve(s) i would investigate obtaining an MRI and see specialist soon. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing numbness/tingling of my face, fingertips, bottom of my feet. Its sporadic. I also have sciatica. What could be wrong.

I'm experiencing numbness/tingling of my face, fingertips, bottom of my feet. Its sporadic. I also have sciatica. What could be wrong.

Evaluation: This constellation of symptoms need to evaluated further by a physician. There are several possibilities some more serious than others. A proper history and physical exam would narrow diagnosis and help target therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more