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Help can back pain cause arm and leg pain?

Help can back pain cause arm and 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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What could cause leg pain and back pain from sleeping or sitting in one position for a long time?

What could cause leg pain and back pain from sleeping or sitting in one position for a long time?

Nerve impingement: Back pain is common and is often treated with core strengthening. However, when it is accompanied by pain radiating down a leg, it suggests lumbar nerve impingement as well. ...Read more

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Would a central disc herniation l4/l5 cause leg pain or just back pain? Please help! Thanks

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

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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.

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 more

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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

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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more


Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Pain in lower ...Read more