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How young can someone be to get sciatica pain?

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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
6 doctors agree

In brief: Any age

True sciatica comes from the inflammation of the nerves in the lumbar spine that create pain going down the leg.
If you just have back pain going into the buttock region (not sciatica), that can be si (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction/mechanical low back pain. Any strain of the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the low back can cause regional pain. Ice/heat, stretching, otc Ibuprofen help.

In brief: Any age

True sciatica comes from the inflammation of the nerves in the lumbar spine that create pain going down the leg.
If you just have back pain going into the buttock region (not sciatica), that can be si (sacroiliac) joint dysfunction/mechanical low back pain. Any strain of the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the low back can cause regional pain. Ice/heat, stretching, otc Ibuprofen help.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: No minimal age

Sciatic pain is pain that goes from the hip, down the leg to the foot.
Theoritically it can be seen in any age group, although it is more common once a person is past their teen years.

In brief: No minimal age

Sciatic pain is pain that goes from the hip, down the leg to the foot.
Theoritically it can be seen in any age group, although it is more common once a person is past their teen years.
Dr. Mark Cantieri
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
No specific age limit. Occurs more often as we age.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Any Age

However, typically seen in patients in their 20's and 30's usually at the young age range.
I have personally seen herniated discs and sciatica in kids as young as 13. Just depends on what the kid is involved in (if high performance sports activity or lifestyle).

In brief: Any Age

However, typically seen in patients in their 20's and 30's usually at the young age range.
I have personally seen herniated discs and sciatica in kids as young as 13. Just depends on what the kid is involved in (if high performance sports activity or lifestyle).
Dr. Qamar Khan
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