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Pain on rt side, lower back/butt, down the back of my leg, tingling/numbness in toes. Nerve/sciatica or something else? Pain relief suggestions?

Pain on rt side, lower back/butt, down the back of my leg, tingling/numbness in toes.  Nerve/sciatica or something else?  Pain relief suggestions?

Given Your Pain: 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

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I have a pinched nerve on my lower back now I'm having numbness on my right leg and buttocks and pain in my lower back. Should I go to the er?

I have a pinched nerve on my lower back now I'm having numbness on my right leg and buttocks and pain in my lower back. Should I go to the er?

If worse yes: if lose bowel or bladder control or severe numbness in saddle area [inner thighs /groin could have quadaiquana syndrome, pinched nerve severe, but if not , just rest , use ice/heat , aleve /tylenol . ...Read more

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Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot.random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Pain in lower back left buttocks. Tingling, pain, buzzing burning feeling in left leg foot.random Pinching feeling in calf. Nerve pain?

Yes: Sounds like nerve pain possibly radiating down from your lower back. You need an exam by a physician. Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can sometimes help relieve this. If you have any weakness associated with the burning feeling, you need to see a physician ASAP ...Read more

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If I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?

If I have a pinched nerve in my lower back can that cause numbness and tingling in all 4 limbs and would it be worse in the morning?

Unusual: Lower back nerves generally do not relate to upper extremities.
Arthritis frequently is worse in the morning.
Sounds like a good neurological exam for numbness, weakness , neuropathies etc. Is in order. ...Read more

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Had lower back pain x 1 wk. Also in buttocks. Better now but not gone.. Now have tingling down one leg. Should it improve since back is improving

Had lower back pain x 1 wk.  Also in buttocks.  Better now but not gone..  Now have tingling down one leg.  Should it improve since back is improving

It may improve...: Most cases of back pain will improve, especially with conservative therapies. However, the tingling down the leg indicates a nerve issue, the severity of which can only be determined with diagnostic testing such as MRI and/or EMG (best done 8 wks after symptom onset). It is possible to have isolated numbness/tingling of the leg without accompanied back pain. ...Read more

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Lower back pain on spine, mid back muscle tightness, tingling in back of both legs from mid buttocks to knees about 50x/day. Xray normal. 8 months now?

Lower back pain on spine, mid back muscle tightness, tingling in back of both legs from mid buttocks to knees about 50x/day. Xray normal. 8 months now?

Back pain: plain film XRays are not enough to determine persistent Los back pain. You need and MRI. Talk with your doctor it sounds like a disc problem. But would need to know your full medical history ...Read more

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Low back pain and leg tingling at gym?

See a Doc: The first thing to do is to try to determine what activity brought about these symptoms. You really need to think hard about this. If you can identify what brought it about, then it may be helpful to speak to a personal trainer to see if you are using poor technique or if there is an activity that you are "overdoing". If the symptoms persist, probably best to see your doc or a back specialist. ...Read more

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Can a MRI fail to see a compressed nerve causing sciatica with pain in lower back and weakness in leg(s)?

Can a MRI fail to see a compressed nerve causing sciatica with pain in lower back and weakness in leg(s)?

MRI not perfect: MRI is fairly good at finding structural compression but it is not perfect. Sometimes very small compressions generate large symptoms. Some compressions are dynamic and change over time and can be missed. Yet, if the MRI is completely normal, I would look at other causes of leg weakness. ...Read more

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Sciatica pain, buttocks, low back, front of thigh and outer thigh, foot tingling ?

Sciatica pain, buttocks, low back, front of thigh and outer thigh, foot tingling
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Doubt sciatica: More likely lumbar disc disease will require further evaluation, see your physician. ...Read more

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I stumbled without any trauma or fall. Thigh muscle felt like it was tearing & there was a lot of pain, what would cause this? I do have scoliosis and a compressed nerve in my lower back. I was told this was the cause of these incidents, but this was def

I stumbled without any trauma or fall. Thigh muscle felt like it was tearing & there was a lot of pain, what would cause this? I do have scoliosis and a compressed nerve in my lower back.  I was told this was the cause of these incidents, but this was def

Could be unrelated: It could be unrelated. However i would check to make sure your knee works normally. You can tear your quad tendon which can result in significant disability if not picked up quickly. ...Read more

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Neuro said pain in foot coming from pinched nerve in lower back. No leg pain just foot. Hurts to stand but when I lift foot off ground no pain.back?

Possible: It is possible that foot pain can come from a pinched nerve in the back. The other possible causes can include problems with the foot itself or a combination of the two. You could potentially see an orthopedic surgeon it a podiatrist to give an opinion about whether there are issues with the foot itself if you did not feel comfortable with what the neurologist was telling you. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in lower back cause edema? Pain specialist says I have pinched nerve causing low leg issue. But leg has edema (noted by therapist).

Have a full exam: Your pinched lumbar nerve may be part of the picture but so might other issues that may be hiding behind your chronic pain. Have a good full (lab work, too) exam to discover the role other issues might play. Pay some attention to your fluid intake/output amounts to report to the Dr. Endocrine, urology, bariatric, cardiac and other issues can result in swelling symptoms. Exam may lead to treatment. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve cause tingles when looking up&numbness in rt arm and leg? I do a lot of stair running .1st started with pulled lower back and spread

Can pinched nerve cause tingles when looking up&numbness in rt arm and leg? I do a lot of stair running .1st started with pulled lower back and spread

Spurling Sign: Yes. Clasically, looking up and toward the side of symptoms will elicit a shooting pain into the arm suggesting a pinched nerve in the neck. Less commonly, if the spur/disc is more central, there may also be symptoms affecting the same leg. Again, this would imply a combination of central and lateral pressure. A large disc herniation would be most likely if < 50 years. Consider a spine md eval. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pinched nerve I have on my lower back? It also goes down my right leg towards the back right above the knee.

What can I do for a pinched nerve I have on my lower back? It also goes down my right leg towards the back right above the knee.

Sciatica: Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you. ...Read more

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Lower back pain with pain and pins & neddles in legs and feet at night closer to morning. Pinched nerve? Laying in bed to long?

Lower back pain with pain and pins & neddles in legs and feet at night closer to morning. Pinched nerve? Laying in bed to long?

Leg neuralgia: Not all pins and neesles in the legs are due to pinched nerves in the back, especially when symmetrical (both legs). Your descriptive sounds more like a peripheral neuropathy, due to damage to or inflammation of nerves. Need to look for diabetes, low thyroid or nerve disorders. Your doctor will recommend you have nerve conduction studies (NCS) by neurology and probably a CT of the lumbar spine. ...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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Can a pinched nerve cause harsh lower back pain that runs down the left bum & leg , bladder pain, femoral pain and fever?

Polyradiculopathy : A pinched nerve in the low back can commonly cause back pain as well as pain in the lower extremity ("bum", leg, femur, etc.). If the femoral pain is in the front of the thigh, it is likely multiple nerves are irritated at the same time. "bladder pain" and fever may be due to a separate entity such as a uti. However, spinal cord infection & cauda equina syndrome must be ruled out->an emergency. ...Read more

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My left foot has been tingling for a few months. I have a pinched nerve in my lower back. Could that be the cause? What medication can stop this?

My left foot has been tingling for a few months. I have a pinched nerve in my lower back. Could that be the cause?
What medication can stop this?

Could be: But you need further evaluation. Nervous conduction studies can be performed to see edict if any nerve is involved. Go back to you doctor for more evaluation. Treatment options come after the diagnosis. So get your accurate diagnosis first ...Read more

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Can a person loose muscle mass in the leg from having a compressed nerve in the lumbar spine right at the nerve root and if so is the reversible ?

Yes: Chronic sciatica can cause not only numbess but also weakness and with time atrophy. Unfortunately, sometimes even with surgery to decompress the nerve, the weakness and atrophy may still persist. These type of findings may be a good indication for surgery. ...Read more

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Feels like l get a shiver in my thigh. I have a pinched nerve in lower back. Low iron levels. What could be causing this feeling?

Thigh shivers: If these are muscle twitches, localized muscular or superficial nerve irritability is likely. If frequent diffuse muscle twitches or cramps occur, deficiencies of calcium, magnesium and potassium must be ruled out. I don't think it's a symptom of iron deficiency. The pinched low back nerve may be a factor,however. A neurologist could evaluate you for this. ...Read more

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Is it a pinched nerve have pain n the front inner & side of thigh. Have pain n lower back, hips, pubic bone, groin area. Can decompression help this?

Depends: This depends on what your imaging reveals. Lumbar stenosis can cause back pain and pain into thighs which are worse with ambulation. Decompression can help this with or without a fusion depending on your specific image and exam. However you are very young for something like this to happen. Please be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain in right lower back, right buttock, right upper&inner thigh & right foot. Essentially feels like nerve pain, have small twist in spine. Y this pain?

Pain in right lower back, right buttock, right upper&inner thigh & right foot. Essentially feels like nerve pain, have small twist in spine. Y this pain?

Pinched nerve in ---: The back, most likely from a herniated disk (s).
Get yourself seen by an orthopedist and a MRI would certainly help with confirming the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Left leg tingling after cracking lower spine?

Left leg tingling after cracking lower spine?

Nerve: Tingling is a symptom of a nerve either having pressure on it or possible nerve disease. If it occurred after cracking your lower spine, it could be from a disk causing pressure on a nerve or stretching a nerve. ...Read more

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Left leg tingling after cracking lower spine in yoga?

Left leg tingling after cracking lower spine in yoga?

Get checked: If symptoms don't go away in a few days. Go sooner if leg weak. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more