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Lower back pain when lifting left leg

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Wulff
Neurology 45 years experience
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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Pain: This could be a herniated disc, sciatica or piriformis syndrome.
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 17 years experience
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain.... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarah Blake
Pain Management 20 years experience
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.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 16 years experience
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.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cheng-lun Soo
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 28 years experience
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
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
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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