A 38-year-old female asked:
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could a pinched nerve anywhere n my back or lower back cause pain achey feeling in the front & side of my thighs only?

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Dr. Christopher Marquart
40 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: A nerve root at the L3 or L4 level can cause thigh pain if it is pinched. This can be due to a disc or osteophytes pinching the nerve.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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