Skip to content
Sciatica pain
avatar
An_254132 posted:
I have experienced sciatic nerve pain (disabling) thrice, and this time it has been more than a year, but is not completely asymptomatic. I wish to start family planning , but I am afraid of getting this pain worsened. Any advice on how to go about it ?
Reply
 
avatar
cweinbl responded:
Diagnosis precedes treatment. Sciatica can result from various causes, including trauma, tumor, disc herniation, osteophyte, spinal fracture, etc. You'll need a referral to a specialist which will result in an exam with an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon, likely an MRI and X-ray - and possibly also a CAT-scan. After the results are ready, you and the specialist can plan treatment. Until then, speculation is pointless.
cweinbl
csw2@bex.net


Featuring Experts

David N. Maine, MD is the director of the Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Maine graduated with a degree ...More

Helpful Tips

Every Chronic Pain Patient Needs to READ THIS!!!
There is a group of thirty seven Doctors, Companies. and Researchers that are petitioning the FDA to change the labels on Opiates so that ... More
Was this Helpful?
46 of 51 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.