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A 29-year-old member asked:

What can cause severe lower back pain and leg weakness?

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Could be referred : Low back pain with radiation down one side of the leg could be due to a pinched nerve. If you injured your back, strained muscles of the back and hip can irritate a nerve or cause a herniated disc which pinches the nerve. Fortunately this can be resolved non-operatively in most cases. Moist heat, light stretching and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications may help. Persists? See you doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

My lower back pain is causing me to have a stiff leg. What can I do to treat this?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It depends: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best.
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Last updated Mar 11, 2020

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