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female (45), difficulty walking and sitting, pain in lower left back, pinching nerve from lower left back towards down the leg. and sharp pain.

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Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
PROBABLY SCIATICA: Irritation to the sciatic nerve, for various reasons. See a neurosurgeon, spine orthopedist, or chiropractor.

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