A 31-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

pain and numbness in lower back with some light spasms. numbness from left hip down to foot. left side. some past with degenerative disc. causes?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve.
Answered on Jun 28, 2014
1
1 thank
Dr. Robert Talac
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Left leg numbness: Your symptoms are likely caused by disc bulge or herniation, other possible cause is foramen narrowing or facet join arthritis. Either way if you have persistent numbness you may consider seeing spine specialist to see what exactly is going on and get some advise about treatment options.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fedak
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes of numbness in your legs and feet. I know nothing of your health but diabetes can cause this, vitamin B12 deficiency, h ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Full evaluation 1st: Let’s not worry about damage quite yet. However, you are correct in that right shoulder issues can be from and irritated nerve in the neck and foot an ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Genkin
11 years experience Podiatry
Check your nerves: See a neurologist. I suggest checking your nerves with NCV test of the lower extremity. Sounds like you might have sciatica which is the compression o ... Read More
1
1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Neurologist: Sounds like your symptoms will require more work up with a specialist like a neurologist. If you are having more numbness and vertigo its best to get ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month