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A 48-year-old female asked:

why does my back hurt down in my cyatic nerve area?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
Sciatica: True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Mri of the spine would identify specific cause in most cases if exam and history is not clear. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse.

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