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Would sciatica cause tingling and no feeling in one leg very suddenly? Also have a large swelling on the base of my back either side of my spine.

Would sciatica cause tingling and no feeling in one leg very suddenly? Also have a large swelling on the base of my back either side of my spine.

Absolutely: This certainly could be sciatica so you should get it checked out straightaway as you have an excellent health care system that lets you get treated easily.A pinched nerve which provides muscles w/the info to move can cause tingling & numbness as you describe.The swelling should also be evaluated by a spine specialist. Imaging,Meds & PT are likely to be used to help you feel better.Keep us posted. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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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What else can cause sciatica and tingling in both legs, numbness in both feet, when MRI says broad based disc bulge at l4, L5 and spine dr says looks normal and the bulge isnt causing my symptoms! help?

What else can cause sciatica and tingling in both legs, numbness in both feet, when MRI says broad based disc bulge at l4, L5 and spine dr says looks normal and the bulge isnt causing my symptoms! help?

Leg tingling: Other options: poor circulation, peripheral neuropathy (diabetes or other causes), or compression outside the spinal canal. Based on your age, i would make sure that the spine doc looked personally at the films. I see too many patients with missed diagnoses because the report-only was reviewed. If in question, sometimes ct myelogram will show pathology better. Emg/nerve conductions also may help. ...Read more

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Headaches, rt leg sciatica, rt arm tingling, low back pain, possibilities?

Headaches, rt leg sciatica, rt arm tingling, low back pain, possibilities?

Disc disease: Headache and right arm tingling maybe caused by nerve impingement in your neck. Low back pain and sciatica may be caused by the same in your lower (lumbar) back. You should seek help from your doctor especially if you develop weakness, change in vision, or incontinence. ...Read more

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Does sciatica that presents with tingling usually pass within a few weeks? Should I be concerned?

Highly variable: Can't really give specific answer.Could resolve spontaneously.May not.Sciatica usually refers to a pain syndrome in the low back, butt, &/or leg.Tingling is a 'paresthesia' - abnormal sensation, not usually assoc'd w/sciatica.Could be due to lots of things like disc injury, spinal or sciatic problems, vitamin deficiency, etc.A good history & phys. incl. osteopathic hands-on exam might find cause. ...Read more

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Sciatica for 3 mths, tingling in my legs and feet numbness in my big toe and achy hips for the past week. Mri showed nothing wrong? Whats wrong?

Sciatica for 3 mths, tingling in my legs and feet numbness in my big toe and achy hips for the past week. Mri showed nothing wrong? Whats wrong?

EMG/NCS: can be very helpful in determining issues that may still be from the spine if MRI is not that conclusive. Also it could be a peripheral nerve injury or neuropathy that could cause his pain and the EMG will be helpful in determining this. ...Read more

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Does tingling or pain in leg mean sciatica?

Does tingling or pain in leg mean sciatica?

Possibly: It depends where the sensation is coming from on the leg, where it originates from, where it travels to etc. There are many sources of leg pain. ...Read more

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Is this sciatica? I've had a burning and tingling sensation on the bottom of my thigh for four days now. It hurts to sit, and really burns when i stand after sitting. I'm 24, and most of what i've read says sciatica happens to people who are older, but sc

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Is this sciatica? I've had a burning and tingling sensation on the bottom of my thigh for four days now. It hurts to sit, and really burns when i stand after sitting. I'm 24, and most of what i've read says sciatica happens to people who are older, but sc

Possibly: Your symptoms are consistent with sciatica. Sciatica is a neuropathic pain due to nerve compression. It is more common in older people but can happen at earlier age. The symptoms can vary and can be tingling, burning, shooting pain. I recommend you see a pain specialist for evaluation. ...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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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