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Most people have at least one episode of sciatica during their lives, and yet few of us know how to tell leg pain is a potentially serious nerve-related issue, or just muscle ache from sitting at a desk all day overdoing it at the gym.
Most people have at least one episode of sciatica during their lives, and yet few of us know how to tell if leg pain is a potentially serious nerve-related issue, or just muscle ache from sitting at a desk all day or overdoing it at the gym.
Some medical conditions that can cause sciatica include herniated discs, lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome (when the piriformis muscle presses on the sciatic nerve), spondylolisthesis (a condition in which a vertebra slips out of place), and diabetes.
A 51-year-old female was admitted to our outpatient clinic with a chief complaint of right sciatica.
It's important that you keep moving, despite the pain, because sciatica isn't helped by bed rest.
This domino effect is just one example of what can happen when sciatica is not treated.
Sciatica describes pain felt along the distribution of sciatic nerve, which originates from your lower back, through buttock, back side of the thigh and into the calf.
Sciatica is common in older adults, and your risk may be greater if you are obese, sedentary, or have worked in an occupation that requires a lot of bending and twisting of the spine.
David Lumb @lumbd I'm gonna pop down to Sevenbarrows and see if Nicky Henderson can sort my sciatica out
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Sciatica is defined by the Oxford Medical Dictionary as "pain radiating from the buttock into the thigh, calf and occasionally the foot, " occurring in the territory of the sciatic nerve [1].
Risk of low back pain in the human life span is 80%, while this probability for sciatica is about 50%.
The diagnosis was sciatica and 86 per cent of you got it right.
HISTORY: In 1901 for low backache & Sciatica injection of cocaine was used1901 Viner injected mixtures of procaine, ringer solution, saline and liquid petrolatum using a caudal approach.