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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Wulff
44 years experience Neurology
Nerve root compressi: When a lower back pain is irradiated to the leg indicates compression of a nerve root at the lumbo-sacral region....
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A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Nerve issue: Symptoms suggestive of a potential radiculopathy or neuropathy. Please see your local physician who may suggest both imaging studies (such as an MRI) ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
23 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: This could be a herniated disc, sciatica or piriformis syndrome.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: We need more information to help focus on the cause. It could be pinched nerve but lifting the leg usually makes that worse. It could be muscle, joi ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
19 years experience Pain Management
Lumbar Disc : A herniated or protruding disc can irritate the lumbar nerve roots causing pain to travel down the leg. This can be very painful.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Could be: If you have a lumbar herniated disc pinching a nerve, it could lead to pain down the distribution of the nerve being pinched.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get it checked: Low back pain is common as we are more sedentary and gain weight. However, your description of a lower extremity involvement may point to something se ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheng-lun Soo
27 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Radiculopathy: not sure how long you have the symptoms; if it is less than 6 weeks you should see your doctor for possible steroid pack
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lower back pain: Hope you have seen your doctor and have diagnosis and treatment such as physical therapy. If you've seen the doc you can look into a mind-body approa ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Strain: Probably just a muscle strain in the lumbar spine. The sensations in the anterior thigh are most likely referred pain. If your symptoms persist and it ... Read More
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