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Sciatic nerve pain

Discussion in 'Concerns after hip surgery' started by Josephine, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Josephine

    Josephine FORUM ADMIN, NURSE DIRECTOR Administrator
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    Member Since:
    Jun 8, 2007
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    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    At times following hip surgery, you can experience pain from the buttocks down your leg. It could be ITB or it could be the sciatic nerve playing up. You need to know exactly where the pain is situated first.

    This is the sciatic nerve path


    and this is the ITB path


    The path is quite different. So if your pain is deep in the buttock it's probably the sciatic nerve and if your chiropractor can't deal with it, I would suggest that an MRI is a good idea. However, if the pain is more at the side, then it's more likely the ITB which can be sorted with stretches, deep massage and pain meds. There is a separate thread for ITB exercises in this forum.

    Hope this helps some.
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