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Symptoms Sciatic Rheumatism
If the motoric (but not sensory) part of the sciatic nerve is compressed, what would be the typical progression of symptoms?
Weakness of ankle: In clinical state that is hard to separate the sensory from motor. Motor effects of the L5 and s1 roots are generally weakness of the ankle and foot. ...Read more
Multiple things: Sciatica is a term used to describe pain that travels into the leg. Most often we think this may be due to irritation of a nerve coming from the lower back. This can also be caused by nerves traveling into the leg through the gluteal region. Pain in the leg can also be referred from the joints in the lower spine and hip/si joints. These symptoms usually resovle in time. ...Read more
Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own.
Sciatica pain can vary widely. It may feel like a mild tingling, dull ache, or a burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is severe enough to make a person unable to move. ...Read more
Is there a medication that chronic sciatic nerve suffers has to take ever day for the symptoms of sciatica?
There are several : Classes of medication that can be used alone if in combination including non steroidal anti inflammatories used with a protecting anti ulcer drug like prilosec, Neurontin or lyrica, Amitriptyline or nortriptyline, Cymbalta or even tylenol (acetaminophen). You can discuss this with a pain management specialist who can help you to manage the medications in addition to instructing you on other recommendations ...Read more
Pain: The symptoms are pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve which means radiation from your low back down the back of your thigh into your calf and foot. In more severe cases there may be associated tingling, numbness and even weakness in specific muscles. If you are worried about having sciatica see an orthopedic or neurological surgeon or a neurologist. ...Read more
Pain and numbness: The sciatic nerve is mixed nerve(sensory and motor fiber), every time we have injury to this nerve we have symptoms of numbness and possibility weakness it depend on were the nerve injured. We could have numbness in the leg tor thigh and the foot, or weakness in the quadriceps or the ankle or the foot. ...Read more
I have a lot of back and arthritic pain. Started yoga class 2 x weekly 6 months ago. Many symptoms are better or gone but sciatic pain is worse.
After 6 months: It's time to get an orthopedic consult if your pcp agrees. ...Read more
Although l4/l5 torn annulus, first symptom 15mo ago was rt ankle/heel pain from sitting. Was runner too. Sciatic or ankle nerve treatment needed?
Both are the same.:
If after all the conservative modalities you have had and you are still having problems, then you have 2 options:
1: if symptoms are not too severe and you are able to tolerate them, then continue as you are; or
2: if numbness is getting severe ;/or weakness has developed, in the leg/foot, then you need to be seen by a spine surgeon urgently. ...Read more
What the usually symptoms of having a herniated disk in the low back L5 s1? Does this involve the sciatic nerve? I have a lot of pain in leg to ankle
If I have sciatic nerve problems and my leg pain is practically all over with foot numbness, what are the odds of it being a blood clot? No symptoms.
I have lumbar hypolordosis, sacroiliac joint pain and sciatic nerve pain and numbness, can these symptoms be linked?
Yes: Likely the hypolordosis results in bulging disks that can cause the sciatic and numbness symptoms. The sacroiliac joint issues are on top of that causing pain. See spine/pain specialist to discuss your options for relief. ...Read more
Rheumatism: Need to know first what you mean by rheumatism. Standard tylenol (acetaminophen) works quite well for osteoarthritis. Sometimes you may need drugs like aleve or ibuprofen. If you have a more inflammatory process you really need to see your doctor. Do remember no drug comes without potential side effects if used in excess. ...Read more
Recurrent pain: This is a syndrome of recurrent pain in joints with periods of no pain there is generally no inflammation associated with it and markers of inflammation like ESR or cro are normal and all serological like rheumatoid factor are negative. Often responds well to anti inflammatory mess or plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). ...Read more
Many Options: Great questions. There many options in this situation. First line agents include anti-inflammatories and tylenol (acetaminophen). More advanced medications include drugs that attempt to treat the underlying cause of rheumatism. Although opioids are occasionally used they are unlikely to help in the long-term. ...Read more
Farmers rheumatism: Farmers work long hours, often in tough work conditions. If unable to take a break from labors during growing seasons or when tending to daily chores, or to take time off if injured, wear and tear can take their toll. Those of us who eat what farmers produce rarely stop to thank them for their efforts-- so here's to farmers! ...Read more