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What is the connection between sciatica and nerve ending pain and slipped discs?
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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. Ari Ben-Yishay
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Related
Sciatica is simply pain down the back of your leg to below the knee.
Most common cause is a herniated disc with a pinched (compressed) spinal nerve.

In brief: Related
Sciatica is simply pain down the back of your leg to below the knee.
Most common cause is a herniated disc with a pinched (compressed) spinal nerve.
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Radicular pain
Sciatica is a general term for radiculopathy involving the lower extremity usually resulting from a herniated disc that is irritating and or compressing a nerve root.
It may also occur from bony compression such as facet arthrosis or spinal stenosis or even muscular compression, i.e., piriformis syndrome.

In brief: Radicular pain
Sciatica is a general term for radiculopathy involving the lower extremity usually resulting from a herniated disc that is irritating and or compressing a nerve root.
It may also occur from bony compression such as facet arthrosis or spinal stenosis or even muscular compression, i.e., piriformis syndrome.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Sciatica is a symptom, like cough, and not a diagnosis. It results from a "short circuit" on the wire (nerve). A herniated disc causes pressure which "short circuits" the nerve and causes sciatica. Slipped disc=herniated disc=ruptured disc=disc prolapse
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