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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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 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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I've been experiencing low back pain that went to groin & it feels like my hip socket is grinding together. What could it be? No pain in leg.

I've been experiencing low back pain that went to groin & it feels like my hip socket is grinding together. What could it be? No pain in leg.

Hip: Most painful conditions in the hip cause pain in the groin area, so I suspect it maybe an issue with the hip itself, which would go along with your complaints of a grinding sensation in the hip as well. The most common things we see are arthritic problems in the hip or an internal derangement of the hip such as a labral tear. An exam, X-ray, and possibly an MRI can likely determine the cause. ...Read more

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Getting vibrations in big toe and tingling in foot, happens more after I do back exercise. Could this come from my back? No pain in leg.

Getting vibrations in big toe and tingling in foot, happens more after I do back exercise. Could this come from my back? No pain in leg.

Yes: It can be from your back and it can be from in your foot. This can be disambiguated through a thorough history and physical. Sometimes tests are helpful. ...Read more

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Pain in leg, calf ,groin ,toes, foot, annoying with tingling buzzing stabbing.started two months ago after chiro adjustment. Gone some days. Causes?

Pain in leg, calf ,groin ,toes, foot, annoying with tingling buzzing stabbing.started two months ago after chiro adjustment. Gone some days. Causes?

Nerve irritation: You didn't,t say what area the chiropractor adjusted, but what you,'re describing sounds like a fifth lumbar, first sacral nerve root irritation. See your PCP. ...Read more

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How can I treat sciatica naturally, especially at the stage of increasing numbness and tingling of leg?

How can I treat sciatica naturally, especially at the stage of increasing numbness and tingling of leg?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Should i sit out of soccer if i'm having what i think is sciatica problems from an injury a year ago ? Will this tingling/weakness in my leg persist?

Should i sit out of soccer if i'm having what i think is sciatica problems from an injury a year ago ?  Will this tingling/weakness in my leg persist?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Would sciatica cause tingling and no feeling in one leg very suddenly? Also have a large swelling on the base of my back either side of my spine.

Would sciatica cause tingling and no feeling in one leg very suddenly? Also have a large swelling on the base of my back either side of my spine.

Absolutely: This certainly could be sciatica so you should get it checked out straightaway as you have an excellent health care system that lets you get treated easily.A pinched nerve which provides muscles w/the info to move can cause tingling & numbness as you describe.The swelling should also be evaluated by a spine specialist. Imaging,Meds & PT are likely to be used to help you feel better.Keep us posted. ...Read more

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Can piriformis muscle syndrome cause sciatica type symptoms (pain and tingling in legs). Can you suggest anything that may help relieve it?

Suggestions: Yes, if sciatic is caught by buttock muscles, pain can simulate a pinched nerve from the back, BUT you describe issues in "legs", and the bilaterality causes some concern regarding lumbar stenosis vrs peripheral neuropathy. First, get diagnosis confirmed, then if appropriate, try physical therapy or osteopathy. ...Read more

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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

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Headaches, rt leg sciatica, rt arm tingling, low back pain, possibilities?

Disc disease: Headache and right arm tingling maybe caused by nerve impingement in your neck. Low back pain and sciatica may be caused by the same in your lower (lumbar) back. You should seek help from your doctor especially if you develop weakness, change in vision, or incontinence. ...Read more

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Sciatica pain, my left leg is mostly numb and tingling to my toes and a little bit on my right leg. What can be causing this?

Sciatica pain, my left leg is mostly numb and tingling to my toes and a little bit on my right leg. What can be causing this?

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

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Weak leg n back muscle n loss of leg strength/tingling.Cant walk/stand for long.Is this sciatica?EMG normal.Have history of B12/D def.Now b12 is 250

Weak leg n back muscle n loss of leg strength/tingling.Cant walk/stand for long.Is this sciatica?EMG normal.Have history of B12/D def.Now b12 is 250

Possibly: An emg/ncv test is not 100 percent sensitive for sciatica, so it could possibly be coming from the irritation of a nerve in the back causing symptoms in the leg ("sciatica"), but there are other potential causes as well. An MRI of the lumbar spine would show if there is any nerve impingement that correlates with your symptoms. Continue being seen for further work up. ...Read more

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Pins and needles right leg and foot and tingling right side of head.i have sciatica lower left side.knotted pain left shoulder?

Pins and needles right leg and foot and tingling right side of head.i have sciatica lower left side.knotted pain left shoulder?

Not sciatica: Sciatica could not explain the fascias tingling. A cervical disk problem could cause shoulder symptoms but would also not explain your face tingling. If these symptoms see new go immediately to the ER. If they have been there for a while go see a doctor. This could be a stroke or serious brain problem. ...Read more

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Sciatica for 3 mths, tingling in my legs and feet numbness in my big toe and achy hips for the past week. Mri showed nothing wrong? Whats wrong?

Sciatica for 3 mths, tingling in my legs and feet numbness in my big toe and achy hips for the past week. Mri showed nothing wrong? Whats wrong?

EMG/NCS: can be very helpful in determining issues that may still be from the spine if MRI is not that conclusive. Also it could be a peripheral nerve injury or neuropathy that could cause his pain and the EMG will be helpful in determining this. ...Read more

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What else can cause sciatica and tingling in both legs, numbness in both feet, when MRI says broad based disc bulge at l4, L5 and spine dr says looks normal and the bulge isnt causing my symptoms! help?

Leg tingling: Other options: poor circulation, peripheral neuropathy (diabetes or other causes), or compression outside the spinal canal. Based on your age, i would make sure that the spine doc looked personally at the films. I see too many patients with missed diagnoses because the report-only was reviewed. If in question, sometimes ct myelogram will show pathology better. Emg/nerve conductions also may help. ...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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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


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