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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Radiculopathy : Description of shooting pain down a leg is most commonly caused by irritation of long nerve(s) stemming from the lower back, called lumbar or lumbosac ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Leg Pain: Exercise may be the answer to stopping your leg pain depending of the cause. Unfortunately "shooting pain down the back of the leg" does not give the ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Back or muscle: Could be a back problem or it could be muscle pain.
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Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
28 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Pinched nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve root in your spine or pelvis. You can expect eventual recovery, but i would see a doctor if you have muscle weakn ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience Pain Management
It depends.: One of the most common causes of these symptoms in a person your age is sciatica. Sciatica simply means leg pain from a low back problem. The nerves l ... Read More
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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
RLE shooting pain: Lumbar radiculopathy, diabetic amyotrophy, compartment syndrome, and less likely vascular (ischemia or claudication) and nerve entrapment or compressi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depending: Upon the extent of the pain in your leg and the activities provoking it you may have irritated a lumbar nerve root. You may want to see your doctor o ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
35 years experience Family Medicine
Pain in leg: Sometimes the sciatic nerve can become inflammed and the symptoms can be of pain "shooting" down the leg. It can take time for the swelling to go down ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Scaitica: Are you over weight? Abnormal position during sleep or poor quality of Mattress can also trigger this inflammatory process. Try taking Ibuprofen 400 m ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
What trimester are: you in? This can be a referred pain pattern from your pregnancy, as the fetus gets larger, and sits closer to your sacrum, it may cause similar to a s ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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If pain is down the: Back of the leg, get an evaluation by pcp to rule out sciatica.

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