I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced sciatic nerve pain after having either a successful or failed ablation?
I don't know what my EP Dr did, but as soon as he was messing around with my left leg it started aching and since then (week and half ago) i have had pain that goes down from my left butt cheek to my knee. Which is making walking a real effort as it starts to ache. I went to my Dr but she just said it's something that has to heal, but i'm an impatient patient and was wondering if anyone had any advice or experiences to make me feel a little bit better about myself.
All my ablations had incisions in the front (groin) area. Not sure how that would affect the sciatic nerve that runs down the back. Even my longest ablation that lasted almost 7 hours didn't cause me much trouble. From one ablation they bruised a nerve near the incision and I had some deep achy pain down the front of my thigh but that eased off after a few weeks. Perhaps yours will too. Do you know about the stretching exercises for sciatica?
You can see that it is far to the back of the body and passes through the butt muscles. Given that the incision for ablations is made in the groin, it is essentially impossible for that to be responsible for your pain.
Therefore, I don't understand your doc's statement that this is something that 'just has to heal.' Anatomically, that doesn't make sense. Personally, I'd ask her (a) for a reasonable explanation, and (b) if she doesn't have one, I'd be talking to an orthopedist.
There are exercises that can help certain kinds of sciatic pain. One such condition is called 'piriformis syndrome.' You can google that for more info.
well as my EP Dr put the sheath/catheter into the wrong place i think he has definately knicked either the sciatic nerve in the prirformis muscel or another nerve along that area. As soon as he was putting the sheaths into my leg it started to ache down to my knee, not really badly but enough to notice it.
However it is not feeling too bad today, so i'm hoping that it is just getting better day by day. Fingers crossed.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.