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Could lithotripsy be the cause of sciatica symptoms?

I had a large (20 mm) kidney stone removed by lithotripsy four months ago. Two lithotripsy treatments were required (12 days apart) to break up the stone. Since then, I have had sciatica symptoms in my right buttocks and leg (the stone was in my right kidney). Could the lithotripsy be the cause of the sciatica symptoms?
Mon, 27 Oct 2014
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No it not due to lithptripsy..but age related changes are the causes of sciatica. .If it severe need surgery, if mild exercise s are help ful..see those in youtube
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