A 37-year-old female asked:

Constant strange sensations lower left leg,combi prickly,spasmy.could it b my tight lower back/hip click?xrays back/whole legs all ok.which doc next?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
MRI : It sounds like it is probably a variant of a "sciatica" which is an irritation of a nerve in the back causing symptoms down the leg (although there are other possibilities as well). It is not so much you initially need to see a spine specialist, but rather probably need an MRI to establish the diagnosis, which could potentially be ordered through your primary care doctor.
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