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have back problems/sciatica today having pulsating pain from my toes into my foot

By February 8, 2011 - 3:42pm
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i have had a prolapsed disc for 15 years now and sciatica. two weeks ago i had nerve root block for compressed nerve. this evening i have been experiencing pulsating sharpe pains from my toes into my foot lasting 20 seconds or so at a time. it feels very sharpe when i stand up or walk when i have the pains if i stand it feels as though my leg is going to give way under me. please help.

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I have been dealing with sciatica nerve problem this last week. I went to chiropractor 3 days in a row. On the 3rd day the pain in the sciatica nerve was gone but now my right foot (big toe) and down the left side of the foot is numb. What else can I do to relieve the pain?

September 14, 2014 - 7:50pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. As you may already know, sciatica is caused by compression of the spinal nerves in the lower back. The numbness in your right foot is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve, most likely the L4 and L5 nerve root.

Since the onset of foot numbness is new, consider consulting your primary care physician who may order imaging tests, such as a CT Scan or MRI to rule out a herniated disc as a new cause of nerve compression.


September 15, 2014 - 11:17am

Hi tash,
I sounds like you are experiencing nerve compression. As a result, there is abnormal conduction through the nerve in your leg. This is possibly the cause of your pain. You need to be evaluated by your physician. Please make an appointment to address this problem as soon as possible.
Wishing you the best,

February 9, 2011 - 5:22pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you maryann, i am waiting to see a pain relief specialist at the end of april i will bring it up. i have never experienced the pain in my toes before it has only ever been my leg and back but the night i wrote this the pain in my toes were unbearable. thank you again.

February 10, 2011 - 12:38pm
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