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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Why is my calf muscle twitching in relaxing positions without pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had twitching in my calf muscle for the past five days. I do not have pain, and the twitching is more significant in relaxing positions. Both the calves are twitching at the same time. Is this something I should be concerned about? I am worried about ALS.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and explain that your symptoms are not suggestive of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). It is a benign fasciculation. I recommend checking vitamin D and vitamin B12 for possible deficiency and blood electrolytes for possible imbalance...  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 »


Dr. 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 »

My X-ray shows that I have lumbar spondylosis. Do I need to do an MRI?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a pain in my back, and the local doctor says that L3 might have collapsed. I can walk and do day to day activities. My x-ray report says I have lumbar spondylosis. And osteophytes are seen with sclerosis in lumber vertebra and disc space reduced between L4 - L3. The doctor advised...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not have all the information here but will try and explain. From you description, you do not seem to have any leg symptoms, like sciatica like pain or lumbar canal stenosis. You also have not mentioned about any night symptoms, weight loss, appetite loss, fever,...  Read Full »

What are the causes of pain radiating from the hip to toe?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 43 years old and she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis three months back. She has a serum uric acid level of 4.3 mg/dl and an RF IgM antibody of 132.1 units/ml. Her treatment was started by taking Defcort 6 mg for a week, Methotrexate 15 mg for three months, HCQS 200...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishav Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain radiating from hip to toe occurs due to sciatica and it does not occur due to rheumatoid arthritis. Your mother needs to take nerve suppressing painkillers and physiotherapy. Regarding other joint pains, we need to rule out the cause after having a detailed his...  Read Full »

Why do I lower back pain and unable to put pressure on my legs to walk?

Query: Hi doctor,I have severe lower back pain. I am unable to put pressure on my legs to walk. Before three weeks, I was lifting a dog into my car. After that, I got a sharp pain in my lower back. It went away after two days. Today, I was lifting my two-year-old child into an inflatable tube. I had the sa...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need an examination to determine whether it is a back strain or sciatica from a pinched nerve. Please mention whether you have any numbness and weakness in your legs apart from the pain while walking. Please mention whether you have bladder control. Please menti...  Read Full »

Please help me deal with sciatica in both my legs.

Query: Hi doctor,I am dealing with sciatica in both legs. I have a burning sensation with tingling and sharp shooting pain in both legs. I am feeling hard to stand for a long time. I got a sciatic flareup due to a slip in a fall accident. It happened six years back. I was diagnosed with lumbar facet syndro...  Read Full »


Dr. Santosh-kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to understand the physiology of facet joints. It helps to have healthy movement and intervertebral disc provides stability for each motion segment. Aging, osteoporosis, and traumatic injury can damage facet joints and it is the leading cause of back pain. It is...  Read Full »

Please suggest the best treatment option for sciatica.

Query: Hi doctor, My father had sciatica on his lower left leg and back pains. This has continuously happened for the last five months. In the past two years, it only pains periodically. What are the best options of treatment, without surgery or minimally invasive surgery?   Read Full »


Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) shows the lumbar spine's degenerative disease, mainly at the L45, L5S1 level. The main indications for surgery are as follows: Presence of neurological deficits (i.e., weakness of legs or numbness of legs or numbness or tin...  Read Full »

I am suffering from L5-S1 nerve root compression. How to recover?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from L5-S1 nerve root compression issue. I have been given an epidural injection, but it does not work correctly. I am getting substantial pain all over my right leg. The pain is very severe. I am unable to walk or sit at all. I also went through SNRB and epidural steroid i...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I understand such radicular pain is very troublesome. For pain, I advise the following. Kindly consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take treatment with consent. A combination of Pregabalin and Methylcobalamin. To do hot fome...  Read Full »

I have lower back pain for more than eight years. Will stem cell therapy help?

Query: Hi doctor, I have lower back pain for more than 8 years and sciatica for the last 6 years. Now, I could not lift my left foot properly. My recent electromyography of left foot revealed signs of a chronic denervation of the muscles on the left foot from the L5 motor root. My recent MRI revealed two...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need surgery for the herniated discs since they are significant and you have a neurological deficit (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would advise you go ahead with surgery as soon as possible. You have good chances of recovering the lost function...  Read Full »

What can cause pain starting from the left side of the hip to the leg?

Query: Hello doctor,This query is about the pain in my mother's veins, which started from her left side of her hip and spread to her whole leg. This pain is unbearable. She is 46-years-old. Her height and weight are 5'4" and 83 kg. She has a problem with her knees too due to overweight.Kindly advise me of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you describe the pain a little more and share some pictures of the affected leg if possible. Does the pain occur on moving the leg? Is the pain like a current-like sensation from the hip to the leg? Is there any change of color in the affected leg? Is there...  Read Full »

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