My dr treated my sciatic nerve pain with a depo-medrol injection, is that ok?

Yes. Yes that is ok but in the future if you are not sure about a treatment that you are receiving from any healthcare professional, ask questions before, not after the fact. If you still are not satisfied with the answers, seek a second opinion.

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Am being treated for bulging disc pressing on sciatic nerve pain shoots back to front then down inner thigh to knee can this cause rash on inner thigh?

Unusual. It would be unusual for a disk to create a sciatic nerve neuropathy, but more of a root problem, which seems to correlate to your symptoms more. However, a rash would be unusual to be caused by such a nerve problem. Please see your physician to be sure it is assessed and evaluated. Read more...

Sciatic nerve pain recent shingles was treated with acyclovir shingles didn't get any worse but ache like toothache left side hip/buttock area?

Shingles. What you may be experiencing is something called "post herpetic neuralgia", which is a condition that can occur after an episode of shingles. It is a nerve pain and generally takes time to get better. Can be days, weeks, months or in rare cases, years. The treatment of choice for nerve related pains is something called neurontin (gabapentin). Read more...
Referred pain. If you have hypersensitivity on the face of the are the tooth hurts, you may be having shingles in the face/skin and the pain referred to a tooth. Ask your dentist to do a teeth evaluation to see if you need a root canal and check the lymph nodes and skin from that area. Read more...

How prevalent is severe sciatic nerve pain with kidney stones?

Sciatica. True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Mri of the spine or pelvis would serve to differentiate in most cases if exam and history is not clear. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worsunrelated. Read more...

I have sciatic nerve pain with disc bulge what can I do?

Spine Pain Options. This 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...

Can stretching help alleviate sciatic nerve pain?

Yes. Especially if it is due to piriformis syndrome. If it is due to an irritated nerve root, stretching will heko in the long run, as will core strengthening. However, sciatic pain can be from a herniated disc and you should speak with your physician first if any stretching makes it worse or if you suspect disc issues. Read more...
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. Read more...

Will stretching help alleviate sciatic nerve pain?

It might help. Best to get evaluated, perhaps a prescription for physical therapy if that's possible. Also sciatica doesn't just happen - it may be a result of accumulation of small injuries and postural contributors (even from a long-ago sprained ankle that changed your leg, pelvic and lower back alignment) or trauma. Get to a good osteopathic physician for adjustment, or to a physical rehab doctor. Read more...
It may depending on. The cause of the sciatica and the type of stretching but this is only one part of a comprehensive exercise program for symptom control which would include core muscle strengthening and cardiovascular exercises. Read more...
Sure. Most times Massage/Stretching will help muscle pain due to the back pain. If it doesn't help enough, recommend seeing your doctor for a workup. Read more...

What can cause sciatic nerve pain in a 16 year female?

See details. Congenital spinal stenosis, disc herniation, abdominal issues such as endometriosis and local trauma are possible causes. An MRI of back would be helpful. . Read more...
Many causes. Sciatica in a young female has many potential causes, such as Pyriformis syndrome. In my experience a common cause is impingement of the pelvis presacral plexus, which is the "headwaters" region of the sciatic nerve. Subluxation of the sacroiliac joint due to ligament laxity can evoke exaggerated movement of this joint, which is contiguous to the plexus. See an Osteopath for an evaluation. . Read more...