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Could relieving L3 & L4 nerve compression at l4-5 disc via mechanical traction therapy cause tingling in the penis/scrotum?

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Traction

Traction can sometimes irritate nerve roots.
Sounds like sacral nerve roots may be irritated.

In brief: Traction

Traction can sometimes irritate nerve roots.
Sounds like sacral nerve roots may be irritated.
Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Traction effects

Not likely. Ask your chiropractor about common issues.
Since there is no harness around your groin, this is unlikely. The traction if pulling through your legs/hips could actually stretch the sciatic and pudendal nerves. The latter supplies the scrotal and penile skin.

In brief: Traction effects

Not likely. Ask your chiropractor about common issues.
Since there is no harness around your groin, this is unlikely. The traction if pulling through your legs/hips could actually stretch the sciatic and pudendal nerves. The latter supplies the scrotal and penile skin.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management

In brief: Pudendal nerve

This nerve innervates the penis and scrotum and arises from the sacrum (s2-s4).
It is feasible the lumbar traction irritated this nerve. Symptoms will likely be transient.

In brief: Pudendal nerve

This nerve innervates the penis and scrotum and arises from the sacrum (s2-s4).
It is feasible the lumbar traction irritated this nerve. Symptoms will likely be transient.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
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