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What causes numbness in butt and feet? Is that sciatica?

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Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Sciatica usually refers to shooting pain coming from the back going down one (not both) of the legs.
Regardless such pain represents an irritation of some structures in the body. Numbness represents a nerve (somewhere) not functionally properly. These conditions require an evaluation by an appropriately trained health professional.

In brief: Maybe

Sciatica usually refers to shooting pain coming from the back going down one (not both) of the legs.
Regardless such pain represents an irritation of some structures in the body. Numbness represents a nerve (somewhere) not functionally properly. These conditions require an evaluation by an appropriately trained health professional.
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: PInched Nerve

The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist.
Erectile dysfunction suggests a significantly pinched nerve(s) i would investigate obtaining an MRI and see specialist soon.

In brief: PInched Nerve

The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist.
Erectile dysfunction suggests a significantly pinched nerve(s) i would investigate obtaining an MRI and see specialist soon.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Disc herniation

This is not sciatica but those can be alarming symptoms of spinal cord or nerves.
Most commonly it is caused by disc herniation. Mri is necessary. However even in event of herniated disc surgery is not always needed.

In brief: Disc herniation

This is not sciatica but those can be alarming symptoms of spinal cord or nerves.
Most commonly it is caused by disc herniation. Mri is necessary. However even in event of herniated disc surgery is not always needed.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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