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hello, my. lower lumber region is sore, normally, my back is ok, i. am having. a slight numbness in my left leg, following down to my toes.?

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Dr. Janak Acharya
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sciatica: You have sciatica. Avoid heavy lifting and see a physical therapist and your doctor. If you have a fever or bowel and bladder changes go to an ed.
Answered on Dec 20, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
That happens: When ones nerve is compressed in the lower back. You should mention this to your doctor. Physical therapy is a good first line treatment.
Answered on Dec 22, 2012

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