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A 24-year-old female asked:

Hi, i had a baby 7 months ago. bad back pain afterwards. felt a knot on left side of lower back by spine. bigger now & knee & little toe numb.

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Be see : It sounds like possibly a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back causing symptoms down the leg. Many cases can be treated conservatively, but when the leg starts going. Numb , you should be seen, just to make sure it is not going to cause you long term harm. Thanks.
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