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L Side Herniated L5S1 disc now developing sciatica symptoms on right side why ? ( have sciatica on left side cortisone injec. 2/10/16 on L side)

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Dr. Stephen Watson
Pain Management

In brief: Sacro-iliac joint

New "sciatica" opposite from herniation can be extension of herniation, neurogenic inflammation of the lowest lumbar discs, a piriformis syndrome or a sacro-iliac joint dysfunction secondary to overworking your right side attempting to protect left side.
You need exam to try to pin down the specific cause and treat that cause!

In brief: Sacro-iliac joint

New "sciatica" opposite from herniation can be extension of herniation, neurogenic inflammation of the lowest lumbar discs, a piriformis syndrome or a sacro-iliac joint dysfunction secondary to overworking your right side attempting to protect left side.
You need exam to try to pin down the specific cause and treat that cause!
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