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A 29-year-old male asked:

When i lay on my back and lift my left leg up straight not bending my knee i get sharp shooting pain in my lower back. i also can't stand straight up.

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Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 60 years experience
Back sprain: The pain on straight leg raising is indicative of either ligament tears and laxity in the lumbar spine or sacroiliac problems with weak ligaments . It might also involve an inflammation of a lumbar disc and nerve root irritation. Visit www.Proloshot .Com or www.Aaomed.Org to find a doctor who does prolotherapy as the ideal treatment to rectify this problem.

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Last updated Jun 9, 2013

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