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I have back pains that radiate down the legs. Is this normal?

I have back pains that radiate down the legs. Is this normal?

No: Such pain is usually due to nerve irritation or compression. Intermittently this can also be due to hip problems. If you are involved in contact activity (running, heavy work, etc), you would benefit from decreased lifting and contact activity for 4-6 weeks. Please see you physician for a detailed exam and history. ...Read more

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Would someone normally have back pains that radiate down the legs?

Would someone normally have back pains that radiate down the legs?

Radiculopathy: Back pain that radiates down the leg is known as radiculopathy. Sciatica, for example, is due to pressure on one or several of the nerves exiting the lower spine, usually from disc material or bone growth. In common terms...A pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain that radiate down the front of my legs what could be?

I have lower back pain that radiate down the front of my legs what could be?

Pinched nerve: Rest your back and try otc ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). If pain persists beyond a week or so or if you develop any weakness of your legs, you need immediate medical attention ...Read more

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What is wrong when you have pain in throats that extends down into upper abdomen?

What is wrong when you have pain in throats that extends down into upper abdomen?

GERD: ACID REFLUX may explain your problem...Acid from your stomach is going UPWARDS due to a defect in the sphincter at the bottom, of your esophagus (gullet) There is VERY EFFECTIVE TREATMENT for this condition...consult with your Primary Care Provider who may wish to refer you for ENDOSCOPIC examination! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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I get shooting pain in my lower back that runs down my leg. What could be causing this?

I get shooting pain in my lower back that runs down my leg. What could be causing this?

LBP and leg pain: There could be one any - disc issue, disc bulge/herniation, nerve irritation, back muscle issues etc... I would need more information on how this started and more on where in the leg the pain is located, is it in the feet etc... ...Read more

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Sneezing causing numbness in arms and pain in back. This isn't normal so what could it be?

Sneezing causing numbness in arms and pain in back. This isn't normal so what could it be?

See neurologist: During sneezing, your neck and back snaps back and forth rapidly, it can pinch the sensory nerves to your arms if you have pre-existing cervical spine issue and backache from muscle sprain! ...Read more

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I have right shoulder pain that radiates in the back and down arms.What could it be? Would dehydration cause this?

Doubt dehydration: It should not cause right shoulder pain. However, other options include shoulder problem if moving the shoulder changes the pain. Otherwise, it could be related to lung problem, diaphragm, or upper abdominal problem that irritates the diaphragm and radiates pain. Need to see your doctor for x ray and physical exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I have aching pain in lower back radiating into groin and down leg, what could this be?

See below: Herniated disc, bulging disc, pinched nerve, urinary tract infection, arthritis, and others. See your doctor for a full musculoskeletal and neurological exam as well as x-rays. Usually, you just need ibuprofen, heat and/or ice, and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on the leg I have been feeling this sharp pain coming from the leg bone, starts at the bottom and then goes up, comes and goes even in my sleep. What could this be?

Sharp pain on the leg I have been feeling this sharp pain coming from the leg bone, starts at the bottom and then goes up, comes and goes even in my sleep. What could this be?

Could be many things: You need to see an orthopedic doctor to rule out things like fracture, glycogen storage disease, cancer, etc. You will likely need an MRI and blood tests. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain in my epigastric region that passes through to the back and burning pain in my back that moves down to my legs, could it stomach ulcer?

I have pain in my epigastric region that passes through to the back and  burning pain in my back that moves down to my legs, could it stomach ulcer?

Needs Immed Eval: An ultrasound of your abdomen or x-ray should be considered. You may have an aneurysm of your aorta which would be considered a medical emergency. Rule this out by evaluation by a physician. You are pretty young for this condition, nevertheless get checked. ...Read more

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Have sharp pain that keeps shooting up the center of my head. It radiates from my neck upward. Should I be concerned? This is the first time

 Have  sharp pain that keeps  shooting up the center of my head.  It  radiates from  my neck upward. Should  I  be concerned? This is the first time

Greater occipital N: This is commonly seen and usually is diagnosed as greater occipital neuralgia. The pain may radiate from the upper neck/back of head to the top and sides of head. It may occur unilaterally (one side) or bilaterally (both sides). Treatment includes physical therapy, medication, injections and/or complementary and alternative medicine. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be having throbbing pains in both of my legs from my knees down?

Is it normal to be having throbbing pains in both of my legs from my knees down?

Throbbing pain: in both legs is not normal. You need to see your doc. There may be a circulatory issue. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've been having severe back pain, anywhere on back and it sometimes goes into my right arm all the way down to my wrist, what could be wrong?

Need to see neurolog: What you are describing is cervical radiculopathy which usually results from a disc pressing on the nerves in your neck. There are also other possibilities but seeing a neurologist is the next step. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my back whrte the kindeys are located... In that area... And it hurts only when I lay down... What could be the cause of pain?

I have a pain in my back whrte the kindeys are located... In that area... And it hurts only when I lay down... What could be the cause of pain?

Kidney : Multiple causes- kidney cyst, abscess around kidney, trauma and hematoma; also be due to non -kidney causes- muscle, ribs, if on right side liver abscess. List is extensive and may be overwhelming and so if pain is constant, severe, or getting worse need to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have lumbar spinal stenosis, but now i get pain in my upper left thigh and it travels down my leg. Is this from lss? No swelling or lumps.

I have lumbar spinal stenosis, but now i get pain in my upper left thigh and it travels down my leg. Is this from lss?  No swelling or lumps.

Possibly: Spinal stenosis can cause your symptoms especially if you also have a bulging disc at that level. Epidural steroid injections and/or treatment with some medications may improve your pain. I would suggest consulting a pain management physician. ...Read more

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I recently started to gain back extreme pain In my lower back that does come sometimes a the worse times out of nowhere. Its very severe sometimes and buckles me down to one knee when it radiates down through one of my legs? What is wrong?

I recently started to gain back extreme pain In my lower back that does come sometimes a the worse times out of nowhere. Its very severe sometimes and buckles me down to one knee when it radiates down through one of my legs? What is wrong?

Don't know but ...: If the pain that you have starts in your lower back and radiates down thru your buttocks and down the back of your leg you are describing the classic pain pattern of sciatica or slipped disc or pinched nerve. You and 40 million other Americans suffer from it. Most will get better with bed rest . Mild analgesics help too. Speak to your doc and try to avoid the surgeons scalpel. ...Read more

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