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Sore leg due to spine old ge whzh?

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Dr. Michael Rivera
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 29 years experience
Sciatica: Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve — which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. Sciatica most commonly occurs when a herniated disk or a bone spur on the spine compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected.

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