Mri scan of sciatic nerve

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So far, We did MRI twice and it showed the enlargement of sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span>(left)but the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ctors couldnt tell why it happened Some specialists thought it could be Dejerin-Sottas desease. We did gerenal blood test(not specific an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the DS)and spine fluid examination which both didnt show any abnormal.We even had Darren an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ne the Pet-CT scan and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ctors still couldnt find out an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> exactly diseasehe has, they said it might be possible a kind of tumor or inflamation.
It hasn't been unheard of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> enan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>metriosis to implant on the sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span>-one an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ctor told me it can implant as high as the lungs and the brain. Enan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>metriosis can only be officially diagnosed by laparoscopy but a CT scan or MRI could show inflammation. Enan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan> can be very inflammatory to the organs and tissues of the body.
so sciatica (or other nerve pain) should not be a problem as sciatica is the impingement of the sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> at some point along it's length. That is where the problem lies . . . spinal and neuro surgeons only recognise disc or spine related nerve impingment when it relates to sciatic nerve impingment. BUT this nerve is the longest in the body, so it makes sense( to everyone except neuro surgeons) that there could be a problem lower an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>wn the nerves length. Check out pirian style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>mis syndrome.
I have just recently had an MRI sc<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n, results showing L5/S1 loss of disc height and hydration with degenerative endplate changes, can anyone help with an explanation. I also suffer with a dead left leg and cramp in my left foot, but the MRI did not show anything sitting on a nerve ??????
I have an L5-SI protruding annulus - with sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> damage on the left side (numbness in left leg). I am being seen at a pain management center and am in the middle of havng shots in my back. I have had a total of 4 so far - each one being in different areas. after each injection they tell me it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>willan> take a few days an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the shots to take affect, however I hurt worse and the pain intensifies.
Hi, I have just had multiple tests (again) to try to decipher why I have progressive small fibre neuropathy. Two years ago I had an MRI scan which showed no abnormalities but recently another MRI scan says "MRI scan of brain showed only several smalll foci of non-specific signal change within the subcortical white matter". my question is why are the neurologists not concerned about the change in the MRI in only two years and in your opinion could this be significant.
Sciatic pain usually causes pain an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>wn the back of the leg, there is a degree of variation outside that, but if the pain is prean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>minantly an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>wn the side of the thigh or front, that is the region of the lateral cutaneous <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> of the thigh (a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> that comes off the lumbosacral plexus of nerves next to the spinal cord) or the intermediate cutaneous nerve of the thigh (a nerve that comes off the obturator nerve, also originating in the lumbosacral plexus).
is a slipped disc in the lower back. In someone who has ovarian cancer, pain from the sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> can happen from the trauma of surgery. It can also be experienced if tumor grows back in the location of the nerve. It is actually not the most common type of nerve pain in ovarian cancer.
It hurts in the left buttocks, like a pinch or burning sensation and irradiate the back of my leg an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>wn to the toes (along the sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span>). The pain has been on and off along those 2 years. I used to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan> a lot of sports (karate, wight lifting) and stretching and it's probably the cause of this (stretching too hard maybe). Sometimes it seems like it's gone, but it comes back right away if I stretch too hard.
I am new to this lower back and sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic pain of about 3 months. I thought my pain was just a pinched <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> caused by tight muscles. I tried to stretch and loosen and "pop" my back, which turned out to be a bad thing to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>. Finally I asked a chiropractor and he said if I had addressed it earlier correctly it might have gone away. But he suggested simply arching my back in over-exagerated posture and taking some ibuprofen.
any of you have Sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic type pain or been dx w/ sciatia but had NO relief w/ an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>treatmentan>s? I had 15 procedures last yr in the pain clinic where they used radio waves to burn nerves. It took care of the pain in my tail bone, but the pain across my pelvic area and muscle spasms in my rt. buttocks and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>wn my rt leg are worse today than they have been in weeks, but have never left me alone an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a min! I had PT and the main thing they taught me was to stretch the pyrafomas (sp?) muscle. a couple of mo.
I have had a triple phase bone sc<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n of my foot, followed by and MRI of my foot and have found fluid in the ankle/foot and bone marrow edema. Local an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ctors feel that it stems from either the fusion or the hardware in my back. I am scheduled to see my back surgeon Thursday the 16th in hopes an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> possible medical options.
I have recently had a MRI Sc<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ne and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan> not really understand it, could you please advise me in layman terms an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> is wrong with me please, here goes: Chronic spondylosis with disc space narrowing is seen involving L5-S1 level with moderately sized broad based disc prolapse slightly indenting the thecal sac and effacing the right S1 nerve root bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e it runs in the lateral recess. the exit an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>amina are spacious..
my mom bent an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>wn one day and couldnt get up properly, since then she has pain on her butt as well as coming the front of her stomach an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>wn thru her groin along her inner leg and in her knee. Her an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ctor said its not the sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> maybe a different one, she was taking voltarin but it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>esnt work really well, she recently had an episode where her hands went numb and her body went stiff and we had to rush her to the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hospitalan>. They just said it was from the pain. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> could this be?
The cause of is compression of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> that supplies sensation to the lateral part (outer part) of the thigh. This condition has many causes including being overweight, certain surgeries and the positioning that occurred during surgery, pregnancy, very tight clothes, diabetes, trauma. also, in patients who are bed-ridden an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> prolonged periods of time in a particular position, this condition may occur.
I've been told that nerves heal at a rate of about 1/2 inch per month, so an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span>, you are looking at up to 2 years an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> recovery. after that, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> you have is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> you have. Now, that assumes that your problem is entirely resulting from the nerve damage. I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>n't know an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> type of strengthening you've tried. I have had spine problems an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a long time, too, and last year had a similar situation where a disc that had been bulging an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a long time totally herniated...very badly.
after seven months of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>treatmentan> and medication an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> pain an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> her sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> problem, she finally had an MRI and CT-sc<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ne. It was discovered that she had a fairly advanced lymphoma which was pressing against her spine and causing her severe pain. Last summer, she was bent at a 90 degree angle as she walked to the wheelchair which took her into the oncologist's office. She couldn't sit, lie, or stand in any one position an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> more than ten minutes at a time. Sleep was impossible.
after seven months of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>treatmentan> and medication an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> pain an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> her sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> problem, she finally had an MRI and CT-sc<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ne. It was discovered that she had a fairly advanced lymphoma which was pressing against her spine and causing her severe pain. Last summer, she was bent at a 90 degree angle as she walked to the wheelchair which took her into the oncologist's office. She couldn't sit, lie, or stand in any one position an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> more than ten minutes at a time. Sleep was impossible.
I had a MRI an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ne and showed that my last 2 disc were herniated and causing pinching of the sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span>. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> months, I was having severe pain in my butt, and left leg....I couldn't sit in a chair an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> more than a few was hellish. are you having pain in your leg(s)? Or did you experience a severe lower back spasm. If you had a spasm, there isn't much you can an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan> until the pain subsides and you regain some ability to move around.
I have consulted ortho and neurologists, carried out blood tests, MRI sc<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n, Xray of neck, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> conduction test and thyroid test two year back and the result was normal. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ctor prescribed some steroids and painkillers an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> few months. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> time period i had relief, but the trouble started again after few months. again i conducted another MRI on dec 2012 and the result showed the following: 1. Mild disc bulge at c3-c4 level indenting thecal sac. No e/o significant neural an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>aminal encroachment 2.
I was wondering with the bulging discs is a CT scan enough to show an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> is really going on with them? Like would a CT sc<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n show if a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> is being pressed on etc. I had CT scans of lower back and neck and have bulging discs but I am not sure whether an MRI would be better now. The Internal Medicine specialist told me I had a disc pressing on the sciatic nerve that is why I have pain all an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>wn the back of my right leg and so many problems with my right leg???????
Pain has nothing an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan>soever to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan> with an MRI report. In the case of sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic some people have severe damage and experience no pain whereas some people have barely perceptible damage and are in agony. Thus there is no correlation between the two.
The vagus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> actually is the 10th crainal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> it is one of the longest nerves in the body, you speak of your neck problems ,I also have cervical subluxation , my chrio, explaned to me that the vagus nerve passed thru the neck area , so any cervical neck problems could very well disrupt the nerve and affect quite a few organs , my biggest problem is the effect it has on my blood pressure and pulse 210/102/92 the lurching , chills so hard I cannot get warm , I hear so many speak of the same
an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>got to mention.... Bloodwork all negative (including thyroid/vitamin) Cspine MRI negative CT Sc<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n pelvis/aban style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>min negative Lumbar MRI (Slight Stenosis/arthritic facet joint) 4 Extensive Neuro Exams all fine! Not on any meds (except motrin)just take a vitamins. Even quit drinking!
Maybe you have a pinched nerve,but ,clinically,it looklike soft tissue injury in lower back area (L4/L5),which means inflammation tissue lead to right leg pain and right foot pain ,and this tissue also can stimulate nerves,then affect sensations of calf and back stiff ,etc So physical examination of lower back is more important than MRI,It's hard to know inversion therapy works an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> you or not. Good luck!
I have had physical therapy, injections, chiropractic and still have this issue with my hip. my Dr. is now ordering an MRI of my lumbar spine (L-7?) to see if there is a problem that would be causing hip pain. I have experienced back and neck pain as well so it is feasable. I have had terrible pain occasionally where there is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> seems to be nerve pain that goes from my hip an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>wn the side of my leg to my ankle, could it be sciatica?
I have the feeling of fluid running throughout my body. my lower back hurts and my spine feels like there's so much pressure in it. my vision has gotten bad and sometimes feel like I'm in a fig. I'm so tired and get out of breath when an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ing much if anything. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ctor says I'm too old an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> MS Had a MRI and I see the Neuroligist an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> am EMG next week. my symptoms started after a Knee menuscus tear the end of October. Is it possible this is MS?
well, i just thought i would tell the possiblity of it being the sci<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> and since you have already had tests an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ne, then maybe you want to go and see a chiropractor. take care. bye.
I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan> not take the aBC injections as of now. I have refused them at this point. Personal choice. I have chronic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>nerve</span> pain in my right leg, disk buldge in lower back, siatic nerve pain in right hip. I have tried many medications from my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ctor including Cymbalta, Skelaxin, Vicodine, Percocet, Darvocet, ect. Nothing seems to work or I am allergic to it (vicodine, percocet). Then on top of that I have chronic fatigue. I have tried Provigil, amentidine, &amp; even Ritalin (tablet &amp; capsul).