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Sciatica Pain Causing Numbness In Lips
I hit the top of my foot. Swelled up and bleed under the skin. Sciatica now and numb foot top and bottom. Could the hit cause the sciatica pain?
No: I think the numbness in the foot is related to the injury you describe. Ice the foot. If a hematoma is present (collection of blood) you may need it drained.See 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
My doc if on summer holiday...had microdiscectomy 4 days ago, no sciatica pain but sometimes I feel tingling in my feet (no numbness) while I lie down?
Normal.: This is fairly normal after that kind of procedure. It should improve within a week or two. If it gets worse, you should let your surgeon know.See 1 more doctor answer
I am having sciatica pain shooting down the leg, Leg numbness, Back pain, and Leg weakness. I need a doctors note for extensive walking limitations.?
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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?
No relationship: You have two very different and separate issues, and neither causes or affects the other.See 2 more doctor answers
Sciatica pain, my left leg is mostly numb and tingling to my toes and a little bit on my right leg. What can be causing this?
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic 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.See 3 more doctor answers
What can I do for sciatica of the leg? Pain from my hip to my toes and two of my little toes on my left foot are numb.
Sciatica: Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you.See 3 more doctor answers
I am an ex-junkie with severe chest pain, and I had endocarditis in the past. Now I have numb lip & right leg pain, left sided chest pain. What could be causing this?
Emergency: What you are reporting requires an urgent visit to the local er to determine if it is a stroke or cerebrovascular accident (of which you are at a much higher risk than the general population). Completion of the cincinnati stroke scale may help: 1.Smile: face should be symmetric, 2. Raise both arms, 3. Speak a simple sentence. If any of the above are abnormal, please contact emergency services.
Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen. Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Annular tear: Sometimes the herniated disk has annular tear that releases the spongier nucleus pulposus out that can cause a chemical neuritis on the nerves that is similar to sciatica. Also if the MRI reflects any listhesis (slipping of one bone on the other) there may be a compression on the nerves that will not be appreciated on the MRI because you are lying down and not allowing gravity/forces to move it.See 1 more doctor answer
Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Mri of the spine or pelvis would serve to differentiate in most cases if exam and history is not clear. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse.See 1 more doctor answer
I keep reading that lt exercise and stretching are good for sciatica leg pain, but what if that just causes more pain? I'm in bed when I'm not at work
Is there a condition that causes rapid decline in a healthy 68 yr old woman? My mom's only complaint is sciatica pain and lower spine spondylosis.
I've had sciatica pain on & off for about 2years, but this time it's really painful/achy in my top left hip/buttock. What causes this? What can I do?
There are many cause: There are many causes of sciatic. Many know that it can be cuased by a pinched nerve, but other causes can include joint pain and muscle pain. The location of you pain actually suggests muscle or bone.
Spine Injury: This chronic 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.See 2 more doctor answers
If sciatica pain was caused by free fluid from ovarian cyst, should surgery have relieved pain immediately? Or might it take a few days to resolve?
Hmm...: Well sciatica generally is not caused by anything in the abdomen, so highly unlikely the fluid from ovarian cyst caused your sciatica. I would have your doctor get an MRI of your spine if your sciatica doesn't resolve in a week or two as the most likely culprit will be a herniated disc.See 1 more doctor answer
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