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Does tingling or pain in leg mean sciatica?

Does tingling or pain in leg mean sciatica?

Possibly: It depends where the sensation is coming from on the leg, where it originates from, where it travels to etc. There are many sources of leg pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


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What does shooting pain in your hip mean?

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What does shooting pain in your hip mean?

MANY CAUSES: Compression of the nerves in the thigh or lower back and other causes such as hernias, back problems or hip problems can lead to your pain. You should rule out hip problems such as a 1) stress fracture, 2) avascular necrosis, 3) transient osteoporosis, 4) arthritis, 5) labral tears 6) infection. Muscle injury/tendinitis around the hip joint may also cause your pain. ...Read more

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Does a pinched nerve in upper back cause pain and weakness in both legs?

Does a pinched nerve in upper back cause pain and weakness in both legs?

Spinal cord symptoms: A "pinched nerve" in the upper back can indicate possible compression of the spinal cord. This can lead to pain, numbness, difficulty with balance, bowel/bladder issues, and weakness in the lower extremities. This type of disease may be quite serious and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What does burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

What does burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

Nerve involvement: Could be involvement of the nerves at the level of the spine or out in the limb. ...Read more

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What is it? I have low back pain. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Pain shooting down the leg, and Leg weakness.

What is it? I have low back pain. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Pain shooting down the leg, and Leg weakness.

Sciatica: could be since large sciatic nerve runs down butt into leg if trauma or disc injury/disease to lumbar disc need mri to prove , neurontin at 100 mg 3x/day incr by 100 every 3 days till max 900mg3x/day might help , but causes weight gain, sedation/constipation a little ...Read more

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What does tingling in your leg imply?

Irritated nerve: Diseased or pinched nerve that supplies the skin of leg. ...Read more

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Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

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Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping  sensation in the calf  muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Yes: That nerve does go down the leg. It known as the sciatic nerve and it may and can give you symptoms in the calf . That should be discussed with your doctor to see what can be done ...Read more

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Does an achy leg pain and tingly toes mean anything?

Does an achy leg pain and tingly toes mean anything?

Probably: Tingly toes is usually a symptom of a problem associated with a nerve or nerves. It could be local or from the lower back (more probable since it's associated with one achy leg). Go see your doctor and find out what's causing this. He or she will probably send you to a neurologist, but i think it's best to start with your pcp. ...Read more

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What does sharp pain in leg and tingly sensation in arch of foot mean?

Nerve: What you are describing sounds like an injury to a nerve or compression of a nerve. If it persists it needs to be examined to find the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Can sciatica or pinched nerve cause burning pain in the popliteal area and pain down calf? X-ray normal, ultrasound knee-groin for DVT normal

Can sciatica or pinched nerve cause burning pain in the popliteal area and pain down calf? X-ray normal, ultrasound knee-groin for DVT normal

Yes, but: sciatica can have various symptoms. Local tenderness is not one of them squeez your calf. if it's tender stay on the path of considering a blood clot or at least phlebitis. If it's not tender than sciatica is a good consideration ...Read more

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Varying levels of dull pain left lower back. Comes in waves and intensity. Pain worsens on sitting. No pain in legs or anywhere else. What could cause?

Varying levels of dull pain left lower back. Comes in waves and intensity. Pain worsens on sitting. No pain in legs or anywhere else. What could cause?

Querious: 35 y female with Lupus and unilateral low back pain absent sciatica has low back pain worse on sitting. Pelvic girdle instability might explain. Lupus might be a "red herring" as to the generation of chronic low back pain. Unilateral low back pain might represent sacroiliac joint disorder and generation of this pattern of chronic low back pain. See comments: ...Read more

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Does sciatica nerve cause pain on lower leg?

Does sciatica nerve cause pain on lower leg?

Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg . The nerve then goes to the muscle which can then hurt, spasm or feel sore or irritated. ...Read more

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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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Does a pinched nerve inthe neck cause pain in upper legs?

Does a pinched nerve inthe neck cause pain in upper legs?

No: Typical symptoms of pinched neck netve are pain in neck that radiates to arm and hand like a tooth ache there is no way a pinched nerve in the beck can cause just upper leg pain typically. ...Read more

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What does pain in right calf mean?

What does pain in right calf mean?

Could be serious: Might just be from trauma, overuse or a cramp. The concern would be that it could be from a blood clot. Get it checked out to rule out anything serious. ...Read more

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Osteophyte formation appears to abut the exiting s1,l5 nerve root. I have back and r leg pain and leg tingling and numbness. What does above MRI mean?

Pinch: The changes you describe on your MRI suggest your leg tingling it's due to some punching of the nerve. Sometimes it gets better on it's own. Sometimes a cortisone shot under x-Ray can help settle it down. Surgery...usually not the option of first resort, but it has it's role in these things. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back that goes into legs n foot, hhaving numbness in leg. What should I do?

Lumbar stenosis: Lumbar stenosis can present with severe back pain that radiates to the buttock or legs down to the feet. May be associated with numbness and weakness. Causes are disc bulging or herniation, bony osteophytes (spur), spondylolisthesis, ligament hypertrophy. Check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Acute severe back pain in thoracic spine. Does not feel muscular. Worse when sitting or lying down. Could this be cancer? The pain is a burning nature

Acute severe back pain in thoracic spine. Does not feel muscular. Worse when sitting or lying down. Could this be cancer? The pain is a burning nature

Very unlikely: Back pain is an uncommon presentation of cancer, and a common presenting symptom of many benign conditions, some of which are not cancerous but are still serious. If it is a new pain that you have never had before, and is severe, you should definitely see a doctor. It could be an unusual presentation of heart disease... Or just a pulled muscle. ...Read more

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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. Thomas Kennedy
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Pain In One Leg (Definition)

Pain in one leg = ...Read more