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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been suffering from sciatica this week and today I have had upper lip numbness/tingling on and off is it related to the 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?
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