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What is sciatica and what are some of its symptoms?
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 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. Foead Geula
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Shooting pain
A herniated disc can cause back pain as well as foot pain by physically pressing on the nerves that travel to the foot and by irritating them through the extrusion of pro-inflammatory disc materials.
Typical symptoms include back pain and shooting, electrical pain going down one or both legs.

In brief: Shooting pain
A herniated disc can cause back pain as well as foot pain by physically pressing on the nerves that travel to the foot and by irritating them through the extrusion of pro-inflammatory disc materials.
Typical symptoms include back pain and shooting, electrical pain going down one or both legs.
Dr. Foead Geula
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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
In brief: Nerve irritation
Sciatica is a condition where there is irritation of the sciatic nerve.
This can produce pain, weakness, sensory nd reflex changes. Because the sciatic nerve is a larger bundle from several smaller nerve roots, the areas involved depends on where the nerve is irritated. It will involve the back, buttock, thigh, calf, foot, genital areas.

In brief: Nerve irritation
Sciatica is a condition where there is irritation of the sciatic nerve.
This can produce pain, weakness, sensory nd reflex changes. Because the sciatic nerve is a larger bundle from several smaller nerve roots, the areas involved depends on where the nerve is irritated. It will involve the back, buttock, thigh, calf, foot, genital areas.
Dr. Tung Nguyen
Dr. Tung Nguyen
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