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Is there such as thing as sciatica?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Back & Leg Pain
Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a 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.

In brief: Back & Leg Pain
Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a 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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The sciatic nerve runs from the buttocks to the foot, in the back of the leg.
Inflammation of this nerve, usually from a herniated disk, causes sciatica. The pain can be quite intense, but usually get better with treatment. Physical therapy, oral and injectable steroids are typical treatments. Sometimes surgery is necessary to relieve symptoms.

In brief: Yes
The sciatic nerve runs from the buttocks to the foot, in the back of the leg.
Inflammation of this nerve, usually from a herniated disk, causes sciatica. The pain can be quite intense, but usually get better with treatment. Physical therapy, oral and injectable steroids are typical treatments. Sometimes surgery is necessary to relieve symptoms.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Sciatica is a layman term meaning pain that travels down the back of the leg.
There are many possible causes. It is almost never caused by damage to the sciatic nerve.

In brief: Yes
Sciatica is a layman term meaning pain that travels down the back of the leg.
There are many possible causes. It is almost never caused by damage to the sciatic nerve.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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