A 32-year-old female asked:
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lower left back pain with excrusheating pain down the leg?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Disc Herniation?: While sciatica is most commonly a result of a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the nerve, any cause of irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can reproduce the symptoms of sciatica. This irritation of nerves as a result of an abnormal intervertebral disc is referred to as radiculopathy. Aside from a pinched nerve from a disc, other causes can occur.
Answered on Mar 9, 2019
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Possible disc hernia: If pain is traveling into the leg and it is worse than your back pain, it may be due to a disc herniation especially if it hurts to cough or sneeze or to bear down when having a bowel movement.
Answered on Jan 7, 2019

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