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Might a herniated disk without nerve compression still cause sciatica pain?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen.
Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment.

In brief: Yes

Nerve compression is just one way sciatica can happen.
Often when looking at MRI, doctors don't take into consideration that this is a still image and doesn't show what your spine will do when you move, bend over or even stand up. That is why you need to see a spine specialist that can discuss this with you and your options for treatment.
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Dr. Douglas Beall
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

In fact most sciatica is not caused from frank nerve compression but mostly chemical irritation from the disc problem affecting the nerve.

In brief: Absolutely

In fact most sciatica is not caused from frank nerve compression but mostly chemical irritation from the disc problem affecting the nerve.
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