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would someone normally have back pains that radiate down the legs?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Radiculopathy: Back pain that radiates down the leg is known as radiculopathy. Sciatica, for example, is due to pressure on one or several of the nerves exiting the lower spine, usually from disc material or bone growth. In common terms...A pinched nerve.
Answered on Mar 6, 2017
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