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Sciatica is pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve and it's branches. Your sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your spinal cord to your buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg.
Sciatica is a symptom not a disorder. The pain associated with sciatica signals another problem involving the nerve, the most common being a herniated disc. Another common cause of sciatica is called periformis syndrome. The piriformis muscle extends from the side of the sacrum to the top of the thighbones at the hip joint and passes over the sciatic nerve. When a tight or short piriformis muscle is stretched it can compress and irritate the sciatic nerve. This can happen to athletes who overuse and stretch the piriformis. Other causes of piriformis syndrome are habitually standing with toes turned out, over use without proper warm up, prolonged sitting and obesity. It can also be caused by an injury or in many cases it develops from general wear and tear on ...
Question: I have a severe case of Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion in 1987 during emergency surgery. I've been on the Peg-combo 3x's and I have cirrhosis - my last biopsy yielded Stage 4, grade 2. I have been sober in AA for more than 19 years. No fatty infiltrates were found on my biopsy.
I have a positive RH factor and the sed rate blood test has been both positive and negative; however, I believe I have HCV Arthritis. I have very few bone spurs but many joints involved. I had arthroscopic ankle surgery in July and it was a failure - I am extremely hypermobile anyway. I have severe pain in my hips, back, and wrists, and I wear wrist braces just about 24/7. I've been screened for Marfan syndrome and the results are negative; however, I do have fibromyalgia.
I've been told I have RA and have been told I haven't - I'm now housebound with arthritis, I have a leg brace, I can't get out of bed in the mornings and I have extreme pain that opioids don't come close to helping (or I'...
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