A 46-year-old member asked:
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it could be possible that a pinched nerve cause sharp pains in lower back?

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Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Numb leg: Yes! sharp pain in a lower extremity due to nerve compression can cause this. Relieve by squatting down to flex the lumbar spine. Usually, anti-inflammatory medications can help, as well as some core strengthening with a flexion-based exercise program. Make sure nothing else is the cause of the leg pain! see a doctor and maybe have a scan performed. U need a diagnosis!
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Nerve impingement: Pinched nerve can cause back pain. The other possible causes are muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc...
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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