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Does sciatic nerve tear cause acute back pain?

Hi I am 76 years old,weigh 80KG have been active in Karate for last 20 years,10 years ago I tore the Sciatic nerve at the root source and spent three months on my stomach but came right after that.Just recently (last week) I was kneeling down and when I stood up I experienced an excrusciating pain in the lower back that made me collapse to my knees,since then it happens for no reason combined with acute knee pain,it seems as if when I have been standing for long periods it happens more frequently,can you help?Thanks, Mike.
Mon, 8 Jun 2015
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Dear patient
Your symptoms are suggestive of nerve root compression with disc prolapse as a reason of sudden her to your back. Sudden jerk while getting up from standing position may lead to disc herniation which leads to nerve compression and hence radiating pain in Lower limb. This needs to be investigated with 1. Xray of lumbosacral spine anteroposterior and lateral 2. MRI of lumbosacral spine to confirm diagnosis. Visit radiology center nearby you and get it done. Meanwhile take strict bed rest ant start tab Myospas forte twice a day along with tab pantocid 40mg twice a day for pain relief. Avoid forward bending and weight lifting. You need to consult expert spine surgeon with report. All the best.
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Does sciatic nerve tear cause acute back pain?

Dear patient Your symptoms are suggestive of nerve root compression with disc prolapse as a reason of sudden her to your back. Sudden jerk while getting up from standing position may lead to disc herniation which leads to nerve compression and hence radiating pain in Lower limb. This needs to be investigated with 1. Xray of lumbosacral spine anteroposterior and lateral 2. MRI of lumbosacral spine to confirm diagnosis. Visit radiology center nearby you and get it done. Meanwhile take strict bed rest ant start tab Myospas forte twice a day along with tab pantocid 40mg twice a day for pain relief. Avoid forward bending and weight lifting. You need to consult expert spine surgeon with report. All the best.