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A 41-year-old female asked:

Burning lower back pain goes into hip and ocasionaly makes left leg feel very heavy ?

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Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
See a neurologist: You may have severe degenerative arthritis or herniated disc in low back which is causing pinching of sciatic nerve. You will need an MRI Scan of low back and possibly other tests before definitive treatment can be decided.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have lower back pain that goes down my leg on my left leg and my hip will actually go numb.?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Might be sciatica: Classic presentation of pain radiating down the leg from the back or hip with or without neurologic symptoms describes a probable sciatica although a hip bursitis or tendinitis like a pyriformis syndrome can mimic a "pinched nerve" presentation. If no better in several days with some activity restriction and otc medication, get it checked.
Last updated Dec 16, 2014


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