Yoga neuropathy. A snoozer

Neurologist. 2005 May;11(3):176-8. doi: 10.1097/01.nrl.0000159986.75426.d5.

Abstract

Sciatic nerve compression very rarely occurs bilaterally. The authors present a woman with profound lower extremity weakness and sensory abnormality after falling asleep in the head-to-knees yoga position (also called "Paschimottanasana"). Clinical and electrodiagnostic findings are discussed in detail and a brief review of the literature is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amitriptyline / therapeutic use
  • Analgesics, Opioid / adverse effects
  • Analgesics, Opioid / therapeutic use
  • Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic / therapeutic use
  • Disorders of Excessive Somnolence / etiology*
  • Electromyography
  • Female
  • Fibromyalgia / complications
  • Fibromyalgia / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology*
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Oxycodone / adverse effects
  • Oxycodone / therapeutic use
  • Sciatic Neuropathy / etiology*
  • Sciatic Neuropathy / physiopathology
  • Yoga*

Substances

  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic
  • Amitriptyline
  • Oxycodone