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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more


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Chronic leg pain sciatic n thigh/butt. Had 2 cortisone shots. Pain is gone. Been 3 wks. Dr said i had bursitis. What does this mean if shot helped?

Chronic leg pain sciatic n thigh/butt. Had 2 cortisone shots. Pain is gone. Been 3 wks. Dr said i had bursitis. What does this mean if shot helped?

Cortisone works!: Cortico-steroids are life saving drugs that are used to reduce acute inflammation. It can truly be a miracle drug, but unfortunately riddled with side effects and uncomfortable long term signs and symptoms: the fact that it worked may not be diagnostic for bursitis, though very possible. Prolonged use shuts your adrenals from working and weight gain, facial swelling, insomnia & many probs ensue. ...Read more

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Is it common to have sciatic pain in both legs?

Is it common to have sciatic pain in both legs?

Yes: If you have severe stenosis or a large disc herniation, it can cause symptoms to both legs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have sciatic pain in both legs at one time?

Is it possible to have sciatic pain in both legs at one time?

Yes: Nerve compression in the lumbar spine can affect both sciatic nerves in the same time. This is more often independent problems but a major disk prolapse could affect both nerves at once. ...Read more

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I have pain that radiates down both legs from the sciatic nerve. Should I be worried?

I have pain that radiates down both legs from the sciatic nerve. Should I be worried?

Potentially yes.: Visit with your doctor to determine how much you should worry. If the pain is caused from a spinal disc problem, then it can get worse. Rarely it can cause paralysis and other types of permanent damage. ...Read more

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What are some causes of burning and tightness in shin and calf of left leg? I've had this feeling before usually in both legs. Sciatic problems to.

What are some causes of burning and tightness in shin and calf of left leg? I've had this feeling before usually in both legs. Sciatic problems to.

Nerve pain: There are a variety causes of calf and shin burning/tightness. Muscle cramps and tears, stress fractures, and trauma to the peroneal nerve at the outer aspect of the knee can cause the symptoms that you describe. Stretching, anti-inflammatory medications, and avoid crossing your legs or prolonged squatting to relieve the pain. If the pain continues, then see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why would one get an epidural treatment for sciatic leg pain?

Reduce pain: Epidural injections have been used since the 1950's to treat pain related to inflamed nerve roots and or spinal stenosis caused by degenerative spine disease in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. The procedure, if performed using fluoroscopy by an experienced interventionalist is conservative, relatively safe modality that can provide significant pain relief and improved function. ...Read more

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I want 2 try an inversion table 2 relieve my sciatic leg pain. Are there any risks I should be aware of first? Can it really help?

Temporary relief: Inversion table gives temp relief but not long term benefit.It can raise your blood pressure, pressure in the eyes .So if you suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure or glaucoma, than you should not use inversion table. ...Read more