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sharp pain in lower back also shooting down my leg

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See a doctor: This could be a disc herniation in the back. This could cause the symptoms that you are describing. Luckily, if it is a disc herniation, surgery may n ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Siatica: That's a classic description of siatica most common cause herniated intervertebral disc see primary or wait if the pain is not severe and livable.
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a pain/spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early ... Read More

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sciatica: Consultation with Orthopedic specialist is worth while.
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Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Hip: You may have a hip problem . I would see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Will require: repeat orthopedic exam, imaging and ongoing PT program. "Sounds" like lumbar radiculopathy and requires immediate attention.
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Dr. Karl Haake
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Back pain: It sounds like your pain is coming from starting in your low back. Something in your back is causing the nerve that goes to your left leg to get irri ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
27 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
You : You may have ruptured disk. I would recommend seeing a physical therapist, but if you can not afford it you could try to look up mckenzie exercises o ... Read More
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Dr. Brett Weinzapfel
29 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It : It sounds like you have a pinched nerve root in your back. This may be due to a herniated disc. I usually treat with oral steroids. Sometimes a medica ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: There are many causes of neck and low back pain. They are usually separate issues, but in some cases neck and shoulder pain are connected. A pinched ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Calf & foot pain: Possibilities include pinched nerve or neuropathy. Please see you doctor for diagnosis or referral. Peace and good health.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Not related: Probable herniated disc not related to colon resection per se. See ortho spine specialist

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