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Some help with getting mri

Prplvr01PPrplvr01 Posts: 8
My Dr diagnosed me 2 mths ago with sciatica which keeps getting worse. My Dr. Said I had all the classic symptoms. Use ice, gentle stretching and it will get better in time. It hasn't only worse. I get these electrical charges that run down my leg. I can't even go up my stairs because the pressure on my foot pushing on it hurts like you know what. I finally wrote to him to see if we should do some tests. He said to do an MRI... Two questions: does it sound like sciatica and what will test show? If something is wrong with my discs


  • tissues of the spine. Sciatica is inflammation of the sciatic nerve ,and it can take some weeks to settle down on its own, if the problem is stemming from inflammation alone.
    If the sciatica is caused by something else, nerve root compression or disc compression of the nerve or irritation, then it can linger .
    The MRI should give some idea of what is causing the pain to linger and give the doctor treatment options going forward, depending on the cause.

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