Related Questions

Hhow do you treat a sciatic nerve injury?

Many choices. Lumbar epidural steroid or selective nerve root steroid injections, radio frequency ablation for intractable pain not responsive to nerve blocks, disc surgery, spinal cord stimulator, indwling narcotic epidural pain pumps, narcotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, gabapentin, muscle relaxants, low dose antidepressants, chiropractic or physical therapy, hydrotherapy, ultrasound treatments. Read more...

What are some symptoms of a sciatic nerve injury?

Pain and numbness. The sciatic nerve is mixed nerve(sensory and motor fiber), every time we have injury to this nerve we have symptoms of numbness and possibility weakness it depend were the nerve injured . We could have numbness in the leg tor thigh and the foot, or weakness in the quadriceps or the ankle or the foot. Read more...

Is a sciatic nerve injury ever an emergency!?

Usually no. Only if you have incapacitating pain. Otherwise you can be seen by doctors specializing in lower back pain. Read more...
Yes. If leg pain also involves weakness, bowel or bladder problems, groin numbness, that could be part of cauda equina syndrome. Cauda equina syndrome is considered a surgical emergency. Read more...
Depend. If associated with sudden loss of bowel or bladder control, then it requires emergent medical care. Read more...

I have a sciatic nerve injury with pain in the left buttock. What can I do?

You have to see what. Is the cause of it , most likely disc problem, go and see your physician he will do x-ray and possible MRI to diagnose the reason. Read more...
Sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve primarily supplies function below the knee in the calf and foot. Primary buttocks pain without distal radiation may indicate a myofascial process rather than a nerve injury. Read more...

I have a sciatic nerve injury due to being shot in the leg. I have done much treatment, but my foot is numb. Can you recommend a doctor or further treatment?

Robert J Spinner. Robert j spinner at the mayo clinic is the national expert in peripheral nerve injury and nerve reconstruction. Read more...
Nerve graft. This is a difficult problem, especially if the nerve is transected. You need to establish the continuity of the nerve - with an MRI of the area. - if it is intact, it may take over a year to regenerate. If it is severed, consider seeing micro-neurosurgeon (or specially trained "hand" surgeon to see if a nerve graft is an option. Read more...
Dependent on goals. If you wish to regain function of the nerve i agree with dr. M that seeing a surgeon capable of doing nerve repairs is the best idea. Repositioning of your foot and ankle may be accomplished by an orthopedic surgeon through fusions or tendon tethering procedures. If you are dealing with ulceration caused by the lack of sensation in your foot then you may want to see a dpm or wound care specialist. Read more...
Cadre of docs.. You should contact a board certified foot and ankle specialist in your hometown of close to you. Either a podiatrist or ortho.... The web site: www.Acfas.Org was offered as a starting place giving you a cadre of options.... My apologies if the answer was too brief of appeared self serving... I wish you only good health and relief of your pain and discomfort... Dr. H. Read more...

How do you treat sciatic nerve injury?

Sciatiic damage. Sciatic nerve damage can occur from a number of different conditions. Most commonly disc herniations can result in damage to the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord that give rise to the sciatic nerve. Other more peripheral problems can also cause sciatic nerve injury such as piriformis syndrome. The injury can become permanent if the underlying cause is not identified and treated. Read more...

How long would sciatic nerve injury last?

Sciatica healing. Pain from a pinched nerve will oftentimes heal in the 6-18 week range. Delay beyond that usually warrants surgery to speed up the recovery and return to normal function. If you chose not to have surgery, as time passes, 3-5 years, the end result of nonsurgical treatment approximates that of diskectomy surgery. Only difference is the quicker return to work/function with surgery. Read more...
Timeline for healing. The answer to this question depends on how it was acquired. People with sciatic nerve injury from sitting on the bleachers with a toddler on their knee may have symptoms for 1-2 weeks. People with an injury from penetrating trauma may have the symptoms for a long time, possibly forever. Compression . Read more...