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What Can I Do For Sciatica Pain I Have A Lp Shunt In My Back The Pain Is On The Right Side Into My Buttocks
What can I do for sciatica pain? I have a LP shunt in my back. The pain is on the right side into my buttocks.
Speak with: Neurosurgeon who out in the shunt. They will be your best guide since there can be risks with doing anything in the spine with shunt in place. If they OK you for injections they may direct them or discuss your options with you. ...Read more
Sciatica? Pain in my left buttock, runs down leg, back of knee and into calf. No needles and pins. Burning sensation on side foot & under rib on left.
Sciatica pain for 2 months consistently. Now a pink rash on lower back and buttocks. What could this be?
Lumbar scoliosis. Experiencing sciatica pain. Recently accompanied by muscle spasms in buttocks and calf. Tingling and numbness in arms and hands?
Lumbar scoliosis: Where you diagnosed by a physician. While the tingling and numbness in the arms may result from cervical radiculopathy, The spasms in the buttocks and legs may be related to the lumbar scoliosis. An evaluation and possible radiological studies will be helpful. Your age and full medical history ...Read more
My doctor told me I have sciatica but I have no back pain just buttock and leg pain which is more intense at night and early morning why is that?
For most people the: Leg pain with or without buttock pain is the main symptom. There is usually no or minimal back pain although it may start with back pain and then as the leg pain starts or worsens, the back pain decreases or resolves. The pain is due to direct nerve compression. The timing of your pain, however, is not typical as most feel better at rest. You need a MRI ideally or ct to determine the cause. ...Read more
Doubt sciatica: More likely lumbar disc disease will require further evaluation, see your physician. ...Read more
What are the best stretches for sciatica? Pain goes from tailbone through left buttocks down leg into left ankle. Is heat or ice better?
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. Ice recommended for 1st 48 hrs, then ice or heat is fine. ...Read more
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?
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
I have disc protusion l5s1 with sciatica pain in buttock, leg & testicles. Testicle pain is getting a lot worse. (no torsion) should I be concerned?
Sciatica. Pain is not much but I get tingling in legs&buttocks when I sit for long. I cant walk for long or fast, legs burn. Doc prescibed gabapentin, is it addictive? Will sciatica cause permanent damage? Cant do any of my fav activities like swim/hike
Yes: It is addicting and a schedule V drug. It may help with neurological pain and numbness. Discuss with your Neurosurgeon the future management plan ...Read more
How can u differentiate between sciatica pain & piriformis synrome? Pain above & down left buttock & leg hurts to stand sit lay
Exam, studies, injec: It can be hard and piriformis syndrome as a diagnosis is likely often missed. Physical exam can help, a nerve conduction with the hip in neutral verses internal rotation can tell, response to injection into piriformis is most diagnostic. Also seeing a patient with severe pain running down the leg with a normal looking MRI of lumbar suggests something else like piriformis syndrome might be issue. ...Read more
Had surgery on abscess on buttock 2.5weeks ago dressed daily now have another one just above, groin lymph up with sciatica pain should I be concerned?
Long saphenous vein blocked on left leg. Could this cause sciatica? Pain back of both legs, hips and right side groin. Worse right side
No.: Development of a clot of what was once called the long saphenous vein may cause discomfort, tenderness to touch, redness, or warmth over the length of the vein itself -- something called thrombophlebitis. This is a local issue, self-limited, and should not lead to discomfort in the other leg or the hips. If the clot extends near its junction with the deep veins, it may lead to a DVT. ...Read more
Mri report annular tear with no nerve root impingment. How can this be? Having slight left leg pain and left side low back pain.
Pain generator: The true task is to discover the pain generator, and the annular tear is unlikely to be the culprit. You might have pyriformis syndrome, peripheral sciatica, or even a sacra-iliac dysfunction. Find a physiatrist and get this diagnosed, as this will certainly facilitate your rehab. ...Read more
My 11yr old, just finished her period 2 days ago. She Has bad low back pain. The pain is very low & into buttocks on both sides. 400 mg Motrin no help?
Mgt: It may be normal, but if it persists please see the ED. ...Read more
Low back pain progressed to buttocks, hips, thighs, mostly Lt sided. No injury. Hurts to sit. Walking relieves pain. MRI soon. Is it a herniated disc?
NSAI's: Sciatica is not normal but will commonly go away with conservative treatment including rest and analgesic pain medications such as non steroidal anti-inflammatories. If it persists for more than 6 weeks or if it so severe you cannot tolerate it you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
Yes: Need to rule out the common it band syndrome but L5 can go down side ...Read more
Is there any where apart from the back to get injections for sciatica pain n degenerative disc in the lower back?
What is the source?: Sciatica is commonly caused by a disk protrusion in the lower back in a young person. There are other less common causes such as piriformis syndrome (hip area). While a lumbar epidural steroid injection in the lower back can help if a disk is pressing on the nerve there. It is not going to help if the cause of the sciatica is somewhere else. MRI and examination can help pin point the cause. ...Read more
My Brother 28 went Dr on Friday w/ back & leg pain was told he has Sciatica. Today pain so bad he did not get out of bed, should he see a Dr?
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I am having sciatica pain....Some years back I was operated for slip disc. Now, frequently I suffer from sciatica pain. Recommend some medicines plz.
Spine Pain Options: 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 and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
Possibly: However, it will be temporary as it probably won't get deep enough to be next to the spine. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether ...Read more
Back swelling at waistline on left. Had a lot of sciatica pain, now much less but swelling unchanged, ? What test should I have
My back is always out of alignment my L4 is the worst I can move my leg but I get sciatica pain from my back down my butt and leg?
Out of "alignment"?: Sounds like you've been going to a chiropractor who's been hoodwinking you with quack chiropractic claptrap. Don't be surprised that you're not getting better. You're not really being treated. When it comes to health, chiropractic is one of the most dangerous frauds ever perpetrated on the ignorant and the gullible. Go see a REAL doctor. You should have no trouble finding one in Massachusetts. ...Read more
Yes and No: Sciatica pain can definitely be intermittent because it depends on how much the disc is irritating the nerve as it may only do so in specific positions like when you bend at the waist or twist your spine. Back pain does not necessarily need to be present to have sciatica pain. ...Read more
I have had sciatica pain for 5 weeks now from heranited disc in l4/l5 how long will the pain last from in in my leg back doesn't hurt?
Weeks to Months: Generally most people can get relief from sciatic pain doing the conservative care within 3-6 weeks. If it persists after that, it can take up to 6 months to heal by itself. You may still be a candidate for epidural steroid injections that may help relieve the pain while your body heals itself. ...Read more
My Brother went Dr friday w/ back & leg pain, was sciatica & got pain meds yesterday pain bad did not get out of bed, should he see a specialist?
Sciatica: 95% of people experience an episode of back pain and leg pain in their lifetime. Most episodes only last a few days but may require bedrest doing that time. Fortunately he has medication. Since he has already seen a doctor, he should wait a few days and return to his doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more
I have muscle knots everywhere I have fibromyalgia and there's some over the bottom of my spine and I get sciatica pain alot is it comming from knots?
No: ? 21 yo female w. sciatica queries whether sciatica derives from trigger points. Trigger points are generated within spastic muscles generated by a tilted body. Sciatica is incited by sacroiliac joint (SIJ) subluxation &/or pyriformis muscle spasm. The presacral neural plexus, which overlies the ventral SIJ sulcus, is impinged by an hypermobile SIJ. ...Read more
I'm female 17, some days I have light sciatica pain (lower back, knee)I think it is because of my bad sitting posture, could it be something else? Worried
Sciatica: ? 17 yo female w. sciatica. Absent back trauma, concern raised for pyriformis syndrome or sacroiliac joint (SIJ) disorder related to Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton Criteria). Presacral neural plexus gives rise to sciatic nerve & impingements in regions of pyriformis muscle or hypermobile SIJ arouses pain in buttock-posterior thigh-posterior knee regions, i.e., sciatica. See Osteopath. ...Read more
I am a 27 year old female. I had been having a gnawing lower back pain and recently developed sciatica pain that has been excruciating down my left le?
Disk herniation: Age and symptoms, although more clinical signs necessary, most likely represents a lumbar disk herniation. ...Read more
Some people: Find this helpful. Many modalities may help. From back exercises to steroid shots, nothing helps more than an accurate diagnosis. If pain persists, see an Ortho Spine Specialist for guidance. ...Read more
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