Sciatica

The type of pain that radiates from the lower back to your hips and legs is called sciatica. This pain results from the compression of the sciatic nerve. Some of the risk factors for sciatica are the presence of bone spurs or herniated disc, obesity, prolonged sitting, and diabetes.

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What causes sudden and intermittent pain in my legs at night?

Query: Hello doctor,My leg is in excruciating pain at night to the point where I cannot walk. During the day, it still hurts but is manageable, and I can still walk, but once it hits about twelve, I can barely move without crying. The pain starts in my butt and feels like a constant cramp from there down m...  Read Full »


Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your problems and can manage your symptoms if you follow the below-mentioned guidelines. As per your complaint, it is evident that there is some compression at the spinal cord level. Due to that, there is radiation of pain from the buttocks to the thigh ...  Read Full »

My husband got lower back pain suddenly. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is a healthy 38 year old, who does not smoke and drink. He has worked hard since he was 11 years old, and he held his current job for five years now, which includes laying carpet and floors of all kinds. He has never had any issue with his body in his entire life up until last ...  Read Full »


Maan Singh Dhanjal Dc

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It sounds like a classic case of sciatica or perhaps aggravated lumbar disc herniation. Your husband will require an MRI of the lower back to confirm the diagnosis. If true, then you should visit a chiropractor to start conservative care. Low back pain can be helped d...  Read Full »

Will chiropratic exercise help in flare-up pain in sciatica?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. Sciatica has been present and bothersome for two months. I have been in a low level of constant pain at the least with flair ups every other day radiating through my leg and spine. When it first presented there was a total weakness in my ankle and loss of sensitivit...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, if you are sure that you have sciatica then a few exercises will help you to relieve the issue. I recommend you to do Do a lot of icing in the low back and butt area. Then lie on your stomach with palm placed either side of your shoulder. By push...  Read Full »

I had a minor herniated disc L4 or L5 but the sciatica is heavy. What is the underlying cause?

Query: Hello, I had a minor herniated disc L4 or L5 last year. (MRI confirmed nerve pinch, but no broken disc or liquid leaks) With heavy pain, I was hospitalized, but recovered within two weeks. With Ibuprofen and muscle relaxants, I was able to walk and function pretty normally. Sciatica (leg nerve pain...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it is a year old injury now I will suggest doing some physical test like McKenzie maneuver to see if the radiating symptoms stops and the pain gets centralize to the lower back. The McKenzie maneuver is simple, and you can read about it and practice it. Now I thin...  Read Full »

Can mixed martial arts help in managing osteoarthritis and sciatica?

Query: Hello doctor, I currently suffer from osteoarthritis and sciatica in my lower back. I have been told by a personal trainer that taking up mixed martial arts classes would be good for my conditions. Can you confirm whether this is correct?  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What I feel is mixed martial arts would damage the tissue more for now until we come up to some level of muscle strength. I would advise you to focus on some exercises which are listed below. This exercise should be gradually increased from week to week and continued...  Read Full »

Kindly advise ayurvedic medicine to treat ependymoma and sciatica pain.

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my brother, male, age 39 years, height 5'10", weight 65 kg suffering from spinal cord tumor ependymoma was diagnosed six months back. The problems faced are sciatica pain in the left leg, back of the thigh, lower back, piriformis muscle, ankle pain, tingling, numbness...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The report you have attached was taken eight months back (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, now there might be more growth and spread of the tumor. Ideally, surgery and radiotherapy can be preferred. If more pain is there, the oncologist will give mor...  Read Full »

I have insomnia and cannot find the right position to sleep. Any advice?

Query: Hello doctor, I have sciatica. I also have nerve pain in my face coming from my neck which stops me sleeping on my back. If I sleep on my shoulder, I get soreness on the shoulder. I have insomnia and cannot find the right position to be able to sleep. Could you give any advice? I put ice on my neck...  Read Full »


Tanushree Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In this case, there is no best position for sleeping. Instead, the way you are sleeping in every position that will help you. 1. Sleeping on the back - the pillow under the neck should be shallow enough to support the neck in one straight line. Keep a pillow under both...  Read Full »

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