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Yes. I have spondolythesis and if I am inactive for weeks at a time, I develop sciatic pain. If I walk daily though, no problem!
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Sciatica and lower back pain are one of the most common symptoms of ovarian cancer. This is a symptom that is often overlooked by many women.
There are many causes of sciatic pain. Studies show one of the causes for sciatic pain is spondylolisthesis. Sometimes this severe pain is also caused by Spinal Stenosis and i…s mostly accompanies by sever pain and sensation. Also, tumors, infections etc can also lead to sciatic pain. Injury could also lead to developing of pain in the lower back.
Sciatic pain is from irritation - most often in your lower back - of the biggest nerve to your leg. Usually there is some low back pain, but mainly pain, tingling or burning i…n the butt-cheek and radiating down the back or side-back of the thigh. Sometimes the pain just goes to the knee, other times it goes down the calf or even to the toes. The "irritation" may be from actual pinching of the nerve root as it exits the spinal canal, but more-often we find it is as much a chemical irritation by inflammatory chemicals that leak from damaged discs, angry facet (or "z") joints, and injured/scarred muscles or ligaments. Physical tests - so-called 'nerve-stretch' tests are not very reliable, but resting postures, stretching and postural strengthening exercises can be very successful - and give fast-relief. Lumbar MRI is not necessary unless your numbness, tingling or muscle weakness is getting progressively worse-and-worse. Why? MRI shows only abnormal anatomy - NOT the CAUSE of the pain. Even if a herniated disc showed up - no guarantee it was causing pain. 30-40% of herniated discs cause no pain. If you're losing bowel or bladder control - or have numbness there - get to the doctor ASAP - it's a "Red Flag" of back pain - you may need emergency surgery. Otherwise, new topical pain-relief medications can give fast-relief, but they are so new they're essentially secret. Cochrane Reviews found 35 studies showed "good" pain-relief with topical NSAIDs. Also, consider an early Physical Therapy evaluation - in many states you can do this without an M.D. referral - P.T.s are trained specialists - Ask for the new "pattern-recognition" back pain therapy or the older Mckenzie protocol. Best wishes, drdanbullock (orthopedics)
Sciatica is often a warning sign indicating that something in the body is imbalanced. Causes can be muscle imbalances, herniated discs, pinched nerves, and pregnancy. The be…st way to begin to treat sciatic pain is to address the underlying cause. The video link below has some helpful techniques to identify possible causes of sciatica.
WHAT CAUSES MINE IS A PINCHED NERVE IN THE LOWER BACK THAT CAUSES A BURNING FEELING DOWN THE BACK SIDE OF MY LEG AND A NUMBING FEELING IN MY FOOT Many things can cause it…, either individually or as a group of complaints. Usually the pain is as a result of compression or irritation of the nerve as it travels from the back to the foot. The most obvious causes are: disc protrusion in the lumbar region lumbar spine hypo-mobility piriformis muscle spasm gluteal muscle injury hamstring tightness (calf tightness too) poor posture poor sitting position for prolonged periods sitting on your wallet in your back pocket (NB for professional drivers) If the pain is associated with numbness in the buttock, thigh or leg I would recommend you see either a Chartered Physiotherapist or Doctor. Don't waste time or cash on any other specialty. a Physiotherapist (Ireland)
yes it is,it is so painfull that people can barely walk or even sustained a touch on the region innerve by this huge nerve that gives innervation to the legs.
YES! ask your doctor about the new drug called lyrica it might and might not help but its worth a shot. I'm only 20 yrs old and had a L5 S1 fusion about 3 weeks ago and my lef…t leg hurt SOOOO bad all the time. find a pain management doctor that does spinal injections and he can give you a epidural injection which on the nerve which will make the pain go away. it helped me for about 3 weeks and then it came back and i had another one and it helped again. but that's not the reason for my spinal fusion i had a lot more wrong with my lower back than just my disc having my sciatica nerve pinched
can you get disability for sciatic nerve pains
Yes, it totally can. I have some back problems, PARS fracture, tucked pelvis and some scoilosis. I've found that just a small amount of valium, 2.5 to be exact, works wonders.… Of course, I combine that with a daily swimming routine, daily stretching routine and a light bike ride 3 days a week. If you don't have movement in your hips and lower back, all the valium in the world will not help. In my opinion, that small bit of valium helps relax the nerves, which is what usually is getting pinched when you have sciatica pain. Hope this helps. By the way, I was never prescribed valium, i just figured it out on my own.
what medication to take for sciatic nerve pain. already tried ibuprofen, aleve and ibuprofen. A better question is what is causing the pain. If you have tried those medicati…ons and had no relief you should see your Doctor for further investigations. An MRI can show up slipped discs, bulging and disc protrusion and nerve compression. Once the cause of the problem is identified, new options for treatment can be used.
No the sciatic nerve only affects the legs.
Great question! Typically sciatic pain is caused either by bony pressure on the sciatic nerve or more commonly by muscle pressure on the nerve as it passes through the large g…luteal (buttock) muscles. The nerve isn't in the abdominal cavity where the intestines are so it doesn't seem likely that could be the cause of sciatic pain. Intestines can be filled with fecal material or feel lumpy but they are pretty well attached.
Sciatica is felt in the lower back, the buttocks, and the backs of the upper legs.
If one wanted relief for pain caused by a pinched sciatic nerve, they can the Web MD website. That site gives treatment tips and helps you to diagnose your symptoms. It can al…so prevent something that could potentially become a major problem later health-wise.
Some treatments for sciatic pain are to see a spine doctor and see if they can prescribe a medicine painkiller, or help with surgical or non-surgical methods to help relieve p…ain.
Yes. But then the symptoms are bilateral.
Get two tennis balls and but them in an old men's sock. Tie the end of the sock and then lie on the tennis balls or put the sock with the tennis balls against a door Frame and… back against it and roll it up and down your static nerve. This should help release that tightness. Also lay flat on your stomach and have someone but the ball of their fist or their elbow into that nerve and gently rub until it releases sometimes they may have to try to pull your leg up and stretch it out for you. Then ice it for twenty minutes.