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    Suggest way to rule out sciatica

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: Woke up with pain and weakness on left side from, foot to hip
could this be sciatica?
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It could be sciatica.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

The answer to your question is straightforward yes, most likely this is sciatica.

If there is swelling, redness of the leg, vascular problems (arteriosclerosis, peripheral arteries disease) should be considered too.

An evaluation by your primary care Doctor initially is necessary to understand better your condition and assess further steps necessary to treat you.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Take care.
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