I've had hip replacement 8 years ago, and am now experiencing pain in the rear of the hip and down my leg. what would cause this pain?
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Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Sciatic nerve pinch.: Based on it's location, the pain is most likely due to compression of the nerve root as it exits spinal canal (at the level l5-s1). The test, that is most revealing, is MRI of the lumbar spine. Consider visit to pain specialist for evaluation and treatement.
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