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A 60-year-old female asked:

had lower back pain x 1 wk. also in buttocks. better now but not gone.. now have tingling down one leg. should it improve since back is improving

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Dr. Jimmy Henry
Pain Management 16 years experience
It may improve...: Most cases of back pain will improve, especially with conservative therapies. However, the tingling down the leg indicates a nerve issue, the severity of which can only be determined with diagnostic testing such as MRI and/or EMG (best done 8 wks after symptom onset). It is possible to have isolated numbness/tingling of the leg without accompanied back pain.

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Last updated Oct 28, 2015

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