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Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

Lower back pain is causing shooting pain referred leg and hip and knee pain. What can I do for relief?

See details: Your description suggests you have sciatica which is due to a nerve root compression in your back. Try rest, heat to the area and aleve (naproxen). If the problem persists, you need to see a doctor.

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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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I had lower back pain and got told it was a lateral pelvic tilt and I needed to change how I was walking. Since seeing the physio have had knee pain

I had lower back pain and got told it was a lateral pelvic tilt and I needed to change how I was walking. Since seeing the physio have had knee pain

Walk Wrong Knee Pain: Hard to determine what is going on with your knee without seeing how you are supposed to be walking now. Did your low back pain resolve after changing how you walk? Do you feel that your pelvis is in alignment now that you are walking correctly?

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Neck and lower back pain and stomach ache and knee pain?

Probably > 1 cause: Could be viral symptoms, esp if fever present. If these persist or worsen give your PCP a visit.

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Can low back pain and knee pain be related? I have lower left back pain and also have left knee pain that has been ongoing? Please help

Can low back pain and knee pain be related? I have lower left back pain and also have left knee pain that has been ongoing? Please help

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.

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Can low back pain be connected to a knee issue? Or is it separate I have chronic knee pain I have been walking limping now my low back is hurting?

Can low back pain be connected to a knee issue? Or is it separate I have chronic knee pain I have been walking limping now my low back is hurting?

Back pain: Likely the new back pain is do to the way you are walking and protecting or guarding the knee, likely your gait or stance in walking is putting additional strain on your back.

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I am experiencing hip pain, low back pain, knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Leg. ..

I am experiencing hip pain, low back pain, knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Leg. ..

Multifactorial pain: Without exam/MRI difficult to label your pains. Low back, hip, leg pain and numbness clearly CAN be related to indicate disc problems in the low back with resultant discogenic and radicular pain. Ibuprofen/naproxen/acetaminophen can help some pain. For diagnosis/treatment, you need a lumbar spine MRI and formal evaluation to see if all problems tie together. Treatment possible. Good luck!

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I am experiencing low back pain, pain shooting down the leg and knee pain. The following also describe me: Leg tingling, Leg numbness, Back pain, Leg pain, and Leg weakness. What should I do?

I am experiencing low back pain, pain shooting down the leg and knee pain. The following also describe me: Leg tingling, Leg numbness, Back pain, Leg pain, and Leg weakness. What should I do?

Recommend: Medical assessment to include history & physical examination at a minimum. One cause might be sciatica. Once the cause is found - a treatment plan can be developed.

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I am experiencing neck pain, low back pain, hip pain, difficulty walking, knee pain, knee swelling. I had a baby 6 months ago and the pain started?

I am experiencing neck pain, low back pain, hip pain, difficulty walking, knee pain, knee swelling. I had a baby 6 months ago and the pain started?

Need a thorough exam: With this many joints and symptoms involved, an in-person exam is the only way to go. In the absence of trauma, an auto-immune process has to be aconsideration. A history, exam, x-rays and laboratory work-up will likely be a part of the process.

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Bleeding between periods. Bloating & dizziness. Pelvic pressure/pain. Lower back pain, and left thigh and knee pain, should I consult my doctor?

Bleeding between periods. Bloating & dizziness. Pelvic pressure/pain. Lower back pain, and left thigh and knee pain, should I consult my doctor?

Yes: Your symptoms may be caused by variety of different condition related to female organs (as ovarian problem, Pms, back problem, intestinal issues.) Way too much to consider in on line consult. Yes, I recommend to see your MD.

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Left knee pain, thigh pain, hip pain. Pelvis pressure & inflamation, low back pain, constipation, lump above navel, pelvic tilt to left 2 yrs?

Left knee pain, thigh pain, hip pain. Pelvis pressure & inflamation, low back pain, constipation, lump above navel, pelvic tilt to left 2 yrs?

Vague: Your symptoms may be serious but are very vague and could be related to any number of things. Best advice is get a physical exam from your md to discuss.

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I am experiencing sciatica, low back pain, aching muscles, buttock itch, leg pain, knee pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, knee pop and legs?

I am experiencing sciatica, low back pain, aching muscles, buttock itch, leg pain, knee pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, knee pop and legs?

A lot going on: Will need to take one issue at a time the back and radiation to buttock may be one issue. This is separate from the knees and the itching. See your doctor and discuss one issue at a time calzone need to give a good history

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What causes aching knees, painful ankles and lower back pain?

See an orthopaedist: There are a number of things that can cause pain in theese area of the body. These are very nonspecific symptoms. I recommend that someone pain that is not easily relieved by rest and otc medications be seen by an orthopedic surgeon for a definitive diagnosis.

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Experiencing knees pain and lower back pain two months after C-section delivery. What could be the cause and how to remedy it?

Experiencing knees pain and lower back pain two months after C-section delivery. What could be the cause and how to remedy it?

Exercise: After pregnancy, your body has to regain its "sea legs, "again. There was a change in your pelvis during pregnancy and your center of gravity that may have affected the mechanics of your knees in terms of the patellae or kneecaps as well as your back. Rarely, an autoimmune response can be triggered by your pregnancy. Start exercising when cleared to do so to avoid an incisional hernia

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Could a malformed hip cause both hip and lower back pain? What can be done to help this please. Have been told I have hip malformation and knee tears

Could a malformed hip cause both hip and lower back pain? What can be done to help this please. Have been told I have hip malformation and knee tears

Hip and knee: Both the hip and the knee issues can cause back pain. A definite answer needs to be obtained exactly what the hip malformation is and whether it can be treated. As for the knee this also depends on how bad the tears are. A full evaluation with an orthopedic surgeon is required

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Can gout cause sciatic like pain. I have 6.5 uric acid level. Have pain in right leg. Right knee and lower back pain.

Can gout cause sciatic like pain. I have 6.5 uric acid level. Have pain in right leg. Right knee and lower back pain.

Gout and Sciatica?: This would be quite rare. Being that gout is a joint based inflammatory condition, this is highly unlikely. Keep working on getting that UA level under 6 though. Sciatica can be successfully treated though with icing, stretching, physical therapy and even anti-inflammatories (motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc.).

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Lower Back pain and lower abdominal discomfort. What is the cause? I need pillow bet knees when I sleep for back pain. Any good exercise?

Several thoughts: Low back pain is often due to a strain or sprain of muscles and ligaments in the back (as from lifting heavy item) or from a herniated or bulging disc pressing on nerves that leave the spine and travel to the legs. Occasionally pain may radiate to lower abdomen. For good patient information SEE: bit. Ly/1v1juFX and bit. Ly/1wCMDpb

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I have chronic knee and severe lower back pain what is this a sign of

It: It sounds like you have 2 problems. I would recommend seeing a orthopedic doctor for your knee and back specialist for your back. Back pain may arise from the bones, disks, joints, muscles, ligaments or from other organ systems. Back pain often responds to physical therapy, weight loss, steroid injections, radio frequency ablation, endoscopic rhizotomy or discectomy or major surgery. Please see my health guide on minimally invasive treatment of facet arthropathy. Good luck!

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

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