sciatic nerve problem after total hip replacement?

I had a total right hip replacement on October 9th now iam having horribel pain in my right butt down my leg to my knee
they say it is siatica what can i do and how do you get to see a pain management doctor

You state that "they" say it is sciatica. Assuming that "they" means the surgeon, after you were given this diagnosis, what treatment possibilities were offered?
On your Q about how to see a pain management specialist, your insurance plan may require that you be referred by your primary care doctor or by the surgeon who did your hip replacement. So your first step (if you haven’t already done so) would be to ask one of these doctors for the referral if their treatment regimen is not working. Treatment for you might include some physical therapy and pain meds. It might also resolve with time.

5 thoughts on “sciatic nerve problem after total hip replacement?

  1. Well, I had the same problem with my sciatica…and I ended up having back surgery and I was totally healed after that (although I was only 16).

    For the time being, rest and stay off your feet. Use a heating pad and ice to minimize the pain.

    I know it’s an awful feeling, so tell your doctor the issues you are having and they should be able to refer you accordingly.

    They might have you take pain killers or put you on physical therapy…maybe they did something during your hip surgery?
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    Same problem.

  2. If you can lay on your back on the floor. Put your leg up on a chair, couch, anything to lilt your hips back off the floor. This is to get the small of your back off the floor. This gave me much relief when I had sciatic. But I still needed surgery to fix the problem.
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  3. This is a common complication for this surgery.

    Your first step should be to consult with the surgeon.

    That being said, unless you had a severe trauma to that hip earlier in life, there is a biomechanical reason that one wore out faster than the other one and no reason why a disc wouldn’t be similarly affected and bulging to that side.
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  4. One of the more prominent signs of a hip replacement is the evident limp. The one leg has taken on the characteristics of an anatomical short leg. Should you build up (lift) that side,you should have great reduction of the spinal curvature that has developed as a result of that change.

    The base of the spine has to have a level sacrum to allow this curve to diminish. It will take the pressure off the nerve roots which are involved in sciatica. All of this information should have been passed to you by the surgeon. Unfortunately, their prime concern is getting the hip replacement accomplished.. Not the aftermath of the surgery.
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  5. You state that "they" say it is sciatica. Assuming that "they" means the surgeon, after you were given this diagnosis, what treatment possibilities were offered?
    On your Q about how to see a pain management specialist, your insurance plan may require that you be referred by your primary care doctor or by the surgeon who did your hip replacement. So your first step (if you haven’t already done so) would be to ask one of these doctors for the referral if their treatment regimen is not working. Treatment for you might include some physical therapy and pain meds. It might also resolve with time.
    References :

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