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Lower back pain, been feeling a weird sensation at bottom of one buttock, and down both my legs. My feet been hurting to especially. Is this sciatica?

Lower back pain, been feeling a weird sensation at bottom of one buttock, and down both my legs. My feet been hurting to especially. Is this sciatica?

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

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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I have lower back pain that goes into my buttocks and down my legs. While standing if I switch my weight from foot to foot the pain switches to whatev?

I have lower back pain that goes into my buttocks and down my legs. While standing if I switch my weight from foot to foot the pain switches to whatev?

Needs to be checked: The pain in lower back can be due to many causes. It may be just a musculoskeletal sprain or strain, it may be due to sciatica, or due to Herniated disc, spinal stenosis etc. We do not have enough information to guide you as to what exactly it may be due to. You should consult your Doctor or an Orthopedic Specialist. Will need detailed History&Physical Exam and may need imaging like xrays or MRI etc. ...Read more

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Lower back pain around spine legs/feet ache/hurt/cramp/numbness. Blood work k. What tests should I have done next? What could b causeing this?

Lower back pain around spine legs/feet ache/hurt/cramp/numbness. Blood work k. What tests should I have done next? What could b causeing this?

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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Symptoms of bowelmovements of only mucus and jelly fish like things. Leg arm feet numbness and tingling. Upper and lower back pain. Wbc of 14.8?

Symptoms of bowelmovements of only mucus and jelly fish like things. Leg arm feet numbness and tingling. Upper and lower back pain. Wbc of 14.8?

This requires eval: Your symptoms and signs (white count of 14, 800) are numerous and only an in-person evaluation/examination can adequately assess them. I might think of some form of infectious colitis with your mucus BM's and elevated WBC count; the numbness/tingling and pain could be something entirely different. I believe the best advice is go to ER (or your doc's office if you can get in today!) Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have been sick for 9 months. Do I have cidp? Symptoms are: extreme fatigue, numbness/weakness in my legs, arms, hands, feet and lower back pain

I have been sick for 9 months. Do I have cidp? Symptoms are: extreme fatigue, numbness/weakness in my legs, arms, hands, feet and lower back pain

Impossible to say: Unlikely that you have cidp or acute immune polyneuritis, but some of your problems might be due to peripheral nerve issues. An EMG test done expertly could assist. Another question might involve a process such as multiple sclerosis, but that too cannot be confirmed in absence of MRI images. Spinal fluid analysis might be useful. Seek out a neurologist and pin down precise answer. ...Read more

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What are lower back pain, & numbness in right buttock and right thigh symptoms of?

What are lower back pain, & numbness in right buttock and right thigh symptoms of?

High lumbar disc: The combination of back pain, with numbness/pain radiating into front of thigh but not past the knee suggests a disc herniation l2-3 or l3-4. This is a <10% occurrence of all hnp. Other causes like piriformis syndrome (pressure on sciatic nerve due to pressure from hip muscle), or problems with the hip can also mimic these symptoms. Based upon age, hnp or piriformis most likely. ...Read more

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Lumbar puncture done 3+ years ago & still no one can massage/press on that site + about 2-3" around it. Now right foot and calf numb+lower back pain.?

Lumbar puncture done 3+ years ago & still no one can massage/press on that site + about 2-3" around it. Now right foot and calf numb+lower back pain.?

2 events?: Three years later, and ow there is foot numbness? For a problem like this, it is wise to start the evaluation over, with an interview, exam, and perhaps some testing, such as a nerve conduction test. It is conceivable the local pain was from a local injury, but it should not have caused foot numbness 3 years later. ...Read more

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I have tingling under my right eye, my elbows keep getting numb and the also the heels of my feet have numb and tingling sensations. Lower back pain a?

I have tingling under my right eye, my elbows keep getting numb and the also the heels of my feet have numb and tingling sensations. Lower back pain a?

Your age?: Please post your age in your online profile and your location. Diseases vary depending on age and sometimes region. Remember, too, that you must be 16 years old to post (be honest!). If younger, have a parent/guardian create acct and post the question for you: then it says for example: that person's name, asking for "a [15] year old male". So fix your profile and ask again ...Read more

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I have low back pain numbness in right leg and foot. Sometime leg feels very heavy. Pain feels like knife slicing across back and stinging.

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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Low back pain, numbness, tingling in thigh, legs and feet can't stand long?

Several things: Since there are several things that could be responsible you need to see your physician for an examination and work up. ...Read more

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Relief from burning low back pain across back of hips jst abv buttocks? No leg or foot pain. Meds don't help. Started in twin pregnant over 1 yr ago.

Relief from burning low back pain across back of hips jst abv buttocks? No leg or foot pain. Meds don't help. Started in twin pregnant over 1 yr ago.

See Specialist: Seeing that you already had physical therapy, I am assuming after delivery then you may need further imaging studies to see what might be going on. It is not uncommon for back pain to start during pregnancy, but generally goes away after delivery. ...Read more

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Low back pain disc disease. Sig. Curve in spine w/ slippage. Can t stand straight. Height loss of 4". Some numb& ting legs, feet. Fear surg outcome. Idea?

Low back pain disc disease. Sig. Curve in spine w/ slippage. Can t stand straight. Height loss of 4". Some numb& ting legs, feet. Fear surg outcome. Idea?

Learn: There are very positive, legitimate situations where surgery can significantly help a persons situation. Don' fear it, but learn your situation, your options, your trends and find a conscientious spine specialist and be proactive in finding a way to improve your situation. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause a sensation down the side of your legs and lower back pain (right above buttocks)?

Can constipation cause a sensation down the side of your legs and lower back pain (right above buttocks)?

Yes, I think so.: Severe constipation changes the way your organs fit together and that can create pressure on nerves that connect with other nerves. So the pain can pop up in places you don't expect. Get this cleared out as soon as you can by seeing a doctor for treatment or prescription. From then on - keep yourself from getting so blocked. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having lower back pain but its radiating down into my right hip and have right leg numbness on my right upper outside leg. What's my health answer?

I'm having lower back pain but its radiating down into my right hip and have right leg numbness on my right upper outside leg. What's my health answer?

Common: This is a very common pattern. There are a few possibilities for this pain. I would recommend that you see a physiatrist (specialist in rehab medicine) and they can evaluate you and suggest appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Numbness in right arm. Cause? I also have lower back pain with random sharp pains down the back of my right leg

Numbness in right arm. Cause? I also have lower back pain with random sharp pains down the back of my right leg

NEUROLOGIST: Etime for a neurological workup. Problems in low back could account for pain in leg - but not arm. A neurologist should gt a history and examine you and see what needs to be done. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on the left side and that pain is now in the front. Along with pain down the leg but not pass my knee and numbness in the arm?

I have lower back pain on the left side and that pain is now in the front. Along with pain down the leg but not pass my knee and numbness in the arm?

Back pain: The low back pain and radiation to the knee suggests a pinched nerve in the low back between the lumbar 3/4 disc. The numbness in the arm is unrelated to the low back. See a neurosurgeon or a neurologist to evaluate your pain and numbness to establish a cause and a treatment plan. ...Read more

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For 3 days now I have had bad lower back pain & my legs go numb from knees down. When the numbness subsides I have pain in my legs. What could it be?

Many things: It is hard to say without seeing you in person - Did you injure your back? A disk herniation or a condition such as "sciatica" could explain your symptoms - alternatively problems such as diabetes and thyroid disease could present similarly. ...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

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 numbness in right leg and right arm. Pins and needles in right arm down to fingertips. Please help.

Lower back pain numbness in right leg and right arm. Pins and needles in right arm down to fingertips. Please help.

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Lower back pain mainly in middle. Doesn't shoot down leg, no numbness. Really bad to go from sitting to standing. Need pillow behind back when sitting?

Lower back pain mainly in middle. Doesn't shoot down leg, no numbness. Really bad to go from sitting to standing. Need pillow behind back when sitting?

Disc pain: Likely a disc related pain. This pain feels worse while sitting and leaning forward or slouching, getting up from a siting position, bending forward, reaching out and above. Most damaged discs heal n their own if the causative factor is avoided such a lifting heavy objects, bending down all the time etc. Pillow behind the back extends the spine and relieves pressure on a damaged disc. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, more like stabbing pains. I hurt under my buttock and down my right leg to my knee. Help?

I have lower back pain, more like stabbing pains. I hurt under my buttock and down my right leg to my knee. Help?

Maybe: The symptoms need to be worked up first. Sounds like sciatica or lubar disc problem. Xrays, cat scan, mr of lubar spine, emg+nct of lower extremities, would all be reasonable. See your doc for an eval before tryig to " fix "it yourself or going to a chiropractor. ...Read more

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I get lower back pain that radiates to my left leg. I can feel the pain right above the knee, all the way down in my foot as well.?

I get lower back pain that radiates to my left leg. I can feel the pain right above the knee, all the way down in my foot as well.?

Sounds like sciatica: This sounds like a typical case of a sciatica or pain radiating into the leg due to a nerve compression that can be due to a disc herniation usually but there can be other explanations. Generally this is true with pain that goes past the knee and can be confirmed on exam and by imaging with a ct scan or mri. Most get better without surgery. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for over 10 years now on the left side & the pain goes down my leg all the way to my foot. Now starting on right also. What is this?

Lower back pain for over 10 years now on the left side & the pain goes down my leg all the way to my foot. Now starting on right also. What is this?

Disc herniation: Could be herniated disc, most likely l5-s1, very unusual, you to young, unless your had an injury, your need to get an MRI, also could be a lumbar spondylistesis, MRI will also show it. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower back pain when I'm laying down and doing certain movements. I have had my legs feel numb at sometime. What do you suggest I do?

I am experiencing lower back pain when I'm laying down and doing certain movements. I have had my legs feel numb at sometime. What do you suggest I do?

It may be the pregna: It may be your pregnancy but it would be wise to see your physician and get this evaluated. Your obstetriciation can also clarify and you may f necessary you may even need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain that goes down my leg on my left leg and my hip will actually go numb.?

Might be sciatica: Classic presentation of pain radiating down the leg from the back or hip with or without neurologic symptoms describes a probable sciatica although a hip bursitis or tendinitis like a pyriformis syndrome can mimic a "pinched nerve" presentation. If no better in several days with some activity restriction and otc medication, get it checked. ...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


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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more