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What to do for sciatia and stiff leg?
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Diagnosis
The cause of the sciatica and stiff leg needs to be clarified.
You can be a pinched nerve, but it also can just be musculoskeletal. This will need clarification in order for the best therapy.

In brief: Diagnosis
The cause of the sciatica and stiff leg needs to be clarified.
You can be a pinched nerve, but it also can just be musculoskeletal. This will need clarification in order for the best therapy.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
In brief: Check SIJ
Common cause of sciatica is sacroiliac joint (sij) dysfunction.
Laxity & hypermobility of largest axial spine joint, sij, arouses pain upon function & feedback inhibition of use, i.e., favoring, splinting, & sense of "stiffness". Diagnosis made according to criteria of "occupational disbilities guidlines". Pain interventionists diagnose by means of fluroscopic guided diagnostic block of sij.

In brief: Check SIJ
Common cause of sciatica is sacroiliac joint (sij) dysfunction.
Laxity & hypermobility of largest axial spine joint, sij, arouses pain upon function & feedback inhibition of use, i.e., favoring, splinting, & sense of "stiffness". Diagnosis made according to criteria of "occupational disbilities guidlines". Pain interventionists diagnose by means of fluroscopic guided diagnostic block of sij.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
After being checked out for potential dangerous conditions (stenosis, loss of bladder or bowel function), try using a good hands-on osteopath. S/he can correct malalignment that may be contributing to or causing the sciatica. Find at http://www.cranialacademy.com, http://physician.academyofosteopathy.org or http://jamesjealous.com/physician-directory/u-s-physician-directory/
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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