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Back Pain Causing Leg Pain
Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more
I recently had a pinched nerve in my lower back which caused leg pain. Back pain is gone and dr. Said leg pain may be CT band. What is my CT band?
Leg pain: He may have said it band, or "iliotibila band' from the hip (pelvic wing) over the greater trochanter of the thigh bone all the way to just below the knee on the outside. Maybe call them to clarify. Some stretching and nsaids might work great to help it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be done to strengthen the ligament in your ankle? He was told that the ligament in his ankle is the cause for his back pain and leg pain.
Musclestrengthening: Ligaments have no contraction ability so once sprained it is more lax and ligamentous laxity many times require surgery in athletes. For less demanding patients sturdy high top shoes, ankle braces and taping will assist ambulation. Strengthening the muscles which cross the joint will tighten the laxity specific the peroneal muscle group.ToeRaisesactivatesthisgroup.Kneepainmayimprovewithmorestabil ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Often times both: I've answered questions for you on other occasions though I don't recall this category. A disc herniation at L4/L5 could cause both back pain as well as result in radiation of that pain down nerve root distributions which go into the leg. If you'd like a 1-1 consultation with more information on this condition please write and let's VIRTUALLY MEET: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
What would cause testicular pain,lower back pain and leg pain? Dr doesnt seem concerned. Says it's an impinged nerve. Xray showed low spine compressed
Iliohypogastric n?: Something may be irritating the ilioinguinal, iliohypogastric, or genitofemoral nerve (an MD exam will tell). X-rays do not, in general, show spinal cord compression-only if there has been trauma. Even nerve compression "seen" on X-ray or CT/MRI is over-diagnosed & often isn't the problem (surgery for impinged nerves causes more pain than it cures). Ur best bet is rehab therapy & bk exercises TTYD ...Read more
Can anxiety cause dizziness, slurred speech, tremors, minor memory loss, back pain, and leg pain? Thanks.
Yes and no: I would suggest that you get examined ...Read more
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