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Can you tell me about back pain 1. what happens when the 1st sacral nerve is compressed?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Pain in the Butt: Typically s1 nerve root starts in the back and travels through the tailbone into the leg where it becomes part of the sciatic nerve. Typical pain patterns from compression of the nerve root can cause pain from the buttock region all the way down the back of the leg into the foot, heel and outward toe regions.

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Last updated Mar 25, 2014

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