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Hi there

I have been suffering with a pain in my lower back, left side. I am fairly sure it is Sciatica. I have the tingly foot, the sharp pain when moving my foot or leg, the pain is eased somewhat with heat. Whats worrying me is the pain in my right forearm, it seems to come from movement in my elbow. Could it be the same nerve? Or have I managed to hurt two different nerves at once?

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    Sciatica is pain originating in the lower back or hip, running through the buttocks and down one leg. It is easily fixed by chiropractic manipulation in less than a month of treatment with NO DRUGS. The sciatic nerve root originates in the lumbar spine at L4/L5 passes through L5/S1 and the hip, down to the buttocks and the leg. Any pain in you arm is most likely not related to the sciatic nerve. I've never heard of such a connection and I've had many cases of sciatica over the decades.

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    Hi, Kelly, the pain in your arm has nothing to do with the pain in your lower back. The Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body and runs down the entire spine, through the groin and there is a syndrome called "Piriformis"which hurts in the region of the buttocks and down the back of the legs. The nerve runs down both legs to the feet. If it is pinched somewhere, by a herniated disc , or stenosis (there is no such thing as a "slipped disc." discs don't slip, then the nerve will get inflamed and start hurting and react. It's a symptom of the body crying for help. The Sciatic nerve doesn't affect the arms in any way. If you overdid something or fell you could have hurt yourself in two places. You could consult an Orthopedist. There are exams to see if the nerve is damaged but the first exam is a Magnetic Ressonance. Chico Marx is a specialist in treatment so whatever he suggests I second as he's been through a lot of treatments. I'm in a different country so we do things a different way and Chiroprators are regarded with suspicion. I had a problem with the Sciatic nerve and treated it with manipulation for nearly six months before the Orthopedist discoverd that I had damaged both hip joints in the accident I suffered and they only discovered the damage after all the chiropractors had treated my Sciatic nerve damage. Wasted a year while my hip joints got worse.

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