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How are vascular and neural claudication different?

How are vascular and neural claudication different?

Claudication: Both cause pain when walking. Vascular Claudication is due to vascular disease ie lack of blood flow to legs, thighs, buttocks. Spinal Claudication is due to issues with your Lumbosacro spine causing nerve impingement ir compression ...Read more

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What is peripheral vascular occlusive disease with claudication? Is it serious?

What is peripheral vascular occlusive disease with claudication? Is it serious?

Clogged blood vessel: claudication by definition is pain on exertion and relief of pain at rest. Typically it is pain legs on walking and goes away by stopping. Claudication is considered one of the early symptoms of vascular disease it can become serious if it keeps getting worse. ...Read more

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What is peripheral vascular occlusive disease with claudication? Is it serious?

Seriously Painful: Peripheral vascular occlusive disease w/ claudication means there are partial blockages of arteries in the legs.When person walks, the leg muscles become short of oxygen due to low blood flow resulting in pain.The pain is relieved by stopping & resting. It restricts many activities.Stopping smoking, getting regular exercise, controlling diabetes, etc. & using anticlotting agents like aspirin help. ...Read more

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What are the tests for claudication?

What are the tests for claudication?

Check blood pressure: Some common tests used to diagnose claudication include: checking the pulses in your feet ankle-brachial index to compare the blood pressure in your ankles to the blood pressure in your arms doppler ultrasound, which monitors blood flow in the area affected magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (ct) angiography to show damage to blood vessels. ...Read more

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What are some signs of claudication?

Varies: Claudication is leg pain with walking, and is a symptom (what you experience). A sign is something a doctor or assistant can find on examining you. If claudication come from spinal stenosis, there may be few signs, but maybe loss of muscle bulk or strength, altered sensation & reflexes, back stiffness or deformity. Vascular claudication (poor circulation) can have poor pulses, hair loss, atrophy. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is claudication?

What sort of disease is claudication?

Vascular disease: Claudication refers to pain on activity, usually pain in the leg on walking. It is due to narrowing of arteries, usually due to atherosclerosis. It may also be referred to as peripheral vascular disease and has a high degree of association with heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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What is intermittent claudication?

What is intermittent claudication?

Leg pain: It is leg pain that occurs with walking, and relieved by rest. It is intermittent in that rest alleviates the discomfort. If is due to poor circulation to the leg muscles. This distinguishes intermittent claudication from neurogenic claudication (from narrowing around the nerves in the low back, that is stenosis). ...Read more

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What does intermittent claudication mean?

What does intermittent claudication mean?

PVD: Intermittent claudication is a term used in peripheral vascular disease to describe reproducible lower extremity muscular pain induced by exercise, usually after a specific distance of walking, and relieved by rest. Studies have shown that most people with this do not tell their doctors as they assume it is a normal consequence of aging. It is not, however. ...Read more