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Can a large cyst at left L4 L5 cause right lower back hip pain and sciatica?

Can a large cyst at left L4 L5 cause right lower back hip pain and sciatica?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Does sciatica also cause thigh cramps and hip pain?

Does sciatica also cause thigh cramps and hip pain?

Possible: Especially if you have involvement of L-3,4 root level, these problems can appear. ...Read more

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Can a virus cause low energy, low back pain and hip pain?

Can a virus cause low energy, low back pain and hip pain?

Maybe: Viruses can cause generalized soreness, muscle aches, and sometimes joint pains, but may not be the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can sciatica, hip pain and high uric acid in some way connected?

Can sciatica, hip pain and high uric acid in some way connected?

Possibly: Gout is known to cause some discs in the spine to calcify. I would have your doctor order some X-rays/MRI to be sure, but its not too common. ...Read more

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Lower back/hip pain(sharp) been to er 2dy ago. Gotten worse since. Told its sciatica. But has gotten were hubby has to help me move. Should I go back or wait it out. Can't talk the pain much longer?

Lower back/hip pain(sharp) been to er 2dy ago. Gotten worse since. Told its sciatica. But has gotten were hubby has to help me move. Should I go back or wait it out. Can't talk the pain much longer?

If you can't move: And the pain is worsening, you may need to seen in the ER again to optimize your pain medications. Every so often people even require a short stay in to obtain reasonable pain for severe sciatica. ...Read more

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Sciatica is herting my left hip .Pain is down the hole leg lots of pain in calf with some swelling.Im a large man 280pounds 6.3ft .I limp every where its killing me any thoughts?

Sciatica is herting my left hip .Pain is down the hole leg lots of pain in calf with some swelling.Im a large man 280pounds 6.3ft .I limp every where its killing me any thoughts?

Make sure: First you need to be evaluated that this is not a blood clot as calf swelling typically is not associated with a sciatica and a DVT or deep vein thrombosis or blood clot can mimic sciatic like symptoms including the pain with walking and a limp. Get checked now. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between sciatica and a blood clot? If there is no back or hip pain, just leg pain above the knee. Ty

How can you tell the difference between sciatica and a blood clot? If there is no back or hip pain, just leg pain above the knee. Ty

Generally you can't: Unless you have a fever or swollen limb which may suggest a clot more than sciatica otherwise not very specific. I would suggest ruling out the clot first and then workup the sciatica issue afterwards. ...Read more

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Pain on left side hip from front and back of leg travels to foot hard to walk very painful if sciatica is it bound to get hip pain and on both legs?

Pain on left side hip from front and back of leg travels to foot hard to walk very painful if sciatica is it bound to get hip pain and on both legs?

Rarely: usually sciatica stays on one side, occasionally can affect both sides, but if I were you, I would see a specialist, perhaps a urologist to determine the cause of your sciatica. That will give you a better answer as to what is going to happen. ...Read more

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I have sciatica or something, hip pain going down side of thigh into shin and foot. Months of pain. Chiropractor no help.Can I fix this?

Radiculopathy: I understand your distress. You deserve Relief from pain. See an Orthopedic Physician, have all Radiological studies done to establish Diagnosis After that discuss • Medication • Physical TherapyPain management • Therapy for stress of pain and decreased functioning ...Read more

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Hip pain increasing for weeks. Worse in the morning, sitting, standing, bending over. Leg aches. Taking Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and Elavil. Sciatica? Bursitis?

Location, location: Where on the hip is the pain. A quick primer. Hip joint is often groin pain, side of the hip is usually bursitis. We of coursenneed more information. You can discuss this with your physiciasn or ask to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How long should you leave a tens unit on for low back pain and hip pain?

How long should you leave a tens unit on for low back pain and hip pain?

Hour: In general the manufacturers recommend an hour or less at a time. Most likely there is no danger with longer but i would follow those recommendations. ...Read more

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How long should you leave a tens unit on for low back pain and hip pain?

See below: There is no exact answer. I usually tell patients to use it for 30 minutes at a time 3-4 times per day. ...Read more

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Diagnosed 4 year's ago with DDD& 2 Prolapse Disks. Some low back pain. But bad left hip pain for 4 years. In bed 3 days. With both sides what's the c?

Diagnosed 4 year's ago with DDD& 2 Prolapse Disks. Some low back pain. But bad left hip pain for 4 years.  In bed 3 days. With both sides what's the c?

StudyIssues yourself: Recommend: John E. Sarno, MD & physical therapist Robin A. McKensie. Though focusing on different, complementary approaches, they both have an excellent track record of helping people out of debilitating back & joint pains. Many docs only sell CT, MRI scans, injections & surgery for common variations in anatomy, as seen on images which often have little to do with pain; don't work & ?debility/pain ...Read more

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I'm experiencing hip pain and low back pain when walking or even just sitting. Slightly limping on occasion. Started out as just tiny pain & increased

I'm experiencing hip pain and low back pain when walking or even just sitting. Slightly limping on occasion.
Started out as just tiny pain & increased

See a physician: It would be best for evaluation of this to be evaluated by a physician who can test if you have associated weakness with the pain, and speak to you about the details of the onset, duration, and characterization of the pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hip pain, difficulty walking, limited hip movement and low back pain ?

I am experiencing  hip pain, difficulty walking, limited hip movement and low back pain ?

See a Doctor: Since you are 16 years old and these symptoms are serious concerns please seek medical treatment at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more