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Can carotid artery stenosis cause sciatica?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Sciatic is a peripheral neuropathy caused by compression on sciatic nerve.
Carotid stenosis causes a TIA or stroke.

In brief: No

Sciatic is a peripheral neuropathy caused by compression on sciatic nerve.
Carotid stenosis causes a TIA or stroke.
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Different anatomy
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

It can't cause sciatica.

In brief: No

It can't cause sciatica.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Kevin Teal
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are arterial conditions in your legs that can cause leg pain similar to sciatica in some cases.
Your carotid artery in your neck is too far removed from your legs to affect them in this way. Vascular disease in your carotid artery however may suggest vascular problems elsewhere such as your legs. You can be assessed by lumbar MRI and vascular assessment of your legs to assess leg pain.

In brief: No

There are arterial conditions in your legs that can cause leg pain similar to sciatica in some cases.
Your carotid artery in your neck is too far removed from your legs to affect them in this way. Vascular disease in your carotid artery however may suggest vascular problems elsewhere such as your legs. You can be assessed by lumbar MRI and vascular assessment of your legs to assess leg pain.
Dr. Kevin Teal
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Dr. Michael Rimlawi
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: P.A.D

Vascular disease causes hardening of the arteries which can turn cause leg pain and mimick nerve impingement or radiculopathy down the legs.
If you have not, please contact your cardiologist to check for peripheral arterial disease (pad). If you do not have one, contact your family or internal medicine doctor.

In brief: P.A.D

Vascular disease causes hardening of the arteries which can turn cause leg pain and mimick nerve impingement or radiculopathy down the legs.
If you have not, please contact your cardiologist to check for peripheral arterial disease (pad). If you do not have one, contact your family or internal medicine doctor.
Dr. Michael Rimlawi
Dr. Michael Rimlawi
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