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i have pain in my left side and lower back it runs down to the top part of my leg to the knee. what would cause this?

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Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
Anti-Aging Medicine 43 years experience
L3-L4 Radiculopathy: You have a nerve root compression of the 3rd and 4th lumbar nerves--due most likely to injury (possibly herniated disk) or arthritis. Treatment depends on determining the cause. A chiropractor or your personal physician should be your next step.

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Last updated Aug 10, 2015

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