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Sciatica Without Back Pain
Can I have sciatica without back pain? I only have pain behind knee and calf with occasional thigh, ankle and butt pain.
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
Sure: Numbness and tingling are not pain. Also weakness is not pain. Sciatica is a term that defines a pain syndrome starting from the spine, however sometimes people only have the above symptoms without the pain. You should probably get evaluated to make sure its not significant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Involves the nerve.: Back pain is usually localized to the small of the back and can at times be relieved with heat and/or massage. Sciatica occurs when the nerve running down the leg is injured or irritated. It causes tingling, numbness and electrical shock type pain and discomfort which is usually not relieved with typical methods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different symptoms: Back pain and sciatica may be related, or can occur independently. Sciatica describes the pain that radiates down the back of the thigh to the leg, most often due to a herniated disc in the low back compressing/irritating a nerve that contributes to the sciatic nerve. There are other causes of sciatica. There are also many different causes of back pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
75% better 3 months: Most people get better between 2 to 12 weeks from the onset of their extremity pain. This is about 75% without any surgery & does not depend on any one type of treatment or any at all. The rest get better up to one year with about 10% needing surgery with appropriately indicated surgeries doing well 90% as long as they are non smokers, not obese & not diabetic. Those in shape do best in all ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sciatica/back pain occasionally. If I sit down too much it gets worse. Whats the best way to avoid this from happening too much?
Start simple: Sciatic/back pain has many possible causes. The most common is musle/joint related. So, it is good to stretch your back gently and exercise your back muscles every day. When you are in the midst of a particularly bad attack, consider a hot bath/jacuzzi and massage therapy. If this doesn't help, see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No strainn: NO BENDING OR CARRY HEAVY ITEMS IN ORDER TO GET GWALTHY ...Read more
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