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I am 71 and have a terrible pain in my right inner thigh, not a muscle ache. Also lower back pain. Can't lift right leg due to pain.?

I am 71 and have a terrible pain in my right inner thigh, not a muscle ache. Also lower back pain. Can't lift right leg due to pain.?

Osteoarthritis hip?: If by inner thigh you mean groin and by lower back you mean buttock pain this could be osteoarthritis of the hip. If the pain starts at the lower back and radiated down the leg and is associated with numbness or tingling we could be dealing with a nerve problem. I suggest you go to your doctor to be thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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My son used to lift weights he's 15 he began with lower back pain no he haves leg pain also in both legs he got xrays everything was good but still.

My son used to lift weights he's 15 he began with lower back pain no he haves leg pain also in both legs he got xrays everything was good but still.

Spondylolysis: Back pain in adolescents is sometimes difficult to find a cause. As a weight lifter, he may have a stress fracture in an area of his spine called the pars interarticularis. This is often missed on routine x-rays and may require a bone scan. This is often seen in football linemen from hyperextension of the lumbar spine. Weight lifting can also increase stress in this area, particularly squatting. ...Read more

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My father age 72 yrs. He has chronic lower back pain. Can't sleep at night and recently lost the ability to move. One of his legs is numbed.

My father age 72 yrs. He has chronic lower back pain. Can't sleep at night and recently lost the ability to move. One of his legs is numbed.

Needs evaluatuon.: Your dr. Will determine if his pain is keeping him awake at night. How is his mental state? Depression is a common cause of insomnia and will sometimes aggravate or even cause pain symptoms. His leg numbness and inability to move needs to be investigated. Is his back pain caused by pinched nerves in his spine/lower back and now causing further neurological problems? Please get him to an md. ...Read more

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I have been having lower back pain and pain down my leg for 5 months. My right side is distended and everyone I have seen doesn't know how to help me.

Plan: Sorry to hear this. I hope you have already done some tests like X-rays or CT or even MRI. If not, proceed with investigation and start physical therapy. ...Read more

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My lower back pain is causing me to have a stiff leg. What can I do to treat this?

My lower back pain is causing me to have a stiff leg. What can I do to treat this?

It depends: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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I am having lower back pain that appeared after leaning over. That was a week ago and is worse now & radiating down my leg. Do I need to go to my dr.?

I am having lower back pain that appeared after leaning over. That was a week ago and is worse now & radiating down my leg. Do I need to go to my dr.?

Wait another week: Many herniated discs like what sounds like what you are having will resolve on its own in a few days to weeks. If you are still in a lot of pain and anti-inflammatories are not helping or if you notice numbness/weakness presenting itself then seek medical care to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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If cortisone shots don't work what would be the next option for treating lower back pain that is sending pain down my leg n bottom?

If cortisone shots don't work what would be the next option for treating lower back pain that is sending pain down my leg n bottom?

Nerve damage: Great question... Its very important to treat pain and to prevent nerve damage. There are multiple ways to treat a herniated disc. They include: weight loss, physical therapy, chiropractic care, disc decompression (traction), epidural injections, intradiscal procedures, and surgery. An EMG is the best test to see if you have old or active nerve damage (if so- you need surgery). ...Read more

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I have really bad lower back pain. It doesn't shoot down my leg or get numb. Hurts the worst when I stand up from a sitting position. What can it be?

I have really bad lower back pain. It doesn't shoot down my leg or get numb. Hurts the worst when I stand up from a sitting position. What can it be?

Mechanical back pain: Back pain that doesn't radiate and gets worse after standing is usually musculoskeletal back pain. When we sit our iliopsoas muscles get tighter and then when we stand that tightness causes pain. Usually, a back extension program is a quick and easy fix. But see your doctor for treatment options. ...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?

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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Left leg hurting from lower back pain?

Could be: If you have a lumbar herniated disc pinching a nerve, it could lead to pain down the distribution of the nerve being pinched. ...Read more

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Lower back pain radiates upto my leg thru butt?

Sounds like sciatica: Back pain that radiates into the leg passing through the buttock is a common sciatic pattern especially if the leg pain is worse or equal to the back pain suggesting a disc herniation is the culprit. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, including pain in goin and numbness in leg.

There could be: Several reasons for this pattern including disc &/or facet (spine joint) degeneration with or without some instability & with or without associated narrowing or stenosis of nerve exit holes (neuroforamen) or due to a possible disc herniation. If it persists or worsens, you may need a more thorough evaluation for diagnosis & appropriate treatment. Other possibilities include pyriformis syndrome. ...Read more

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I have severe lower back pain which radiates down the front of my left leg?

I have severe lower back pain which radiates down the front of my left leg?

Nerve issue: Symptoms suggestive of a potential radiculopathy or neuropathy. Please see your local physician who may suggest both imaging studies (such as an MRI) and/or electrodiagnostics. ...Read more

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Why might someone have lower back pain and be unable to put weight on their right leg?

SIJ: Intolerable weight bearing one leg & associated ipsilateral low back pain implicates neural impingement at spinal/pelvic levels. Vertebral & sacroiliac joints, SIJ, are suspect & Neurologist & MRI are considerations. At 17 cm squared surface area, SIJ is largest joint in axial spine; giant proprioceptive sensor & body "GPS" system. I have noted unsteady one-leg balance w. ipsilateral SIJ disorder. ...Read more

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I've had severe lower back pain for 2days. It has escalated to my left leg. What causes this? Is it serious? It also is painful to be sitting.

Lumbar Disc: A herniated or protruding disc can irritate the lumbar nerve roots causing pain to travel down the leg. This can be very painful. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and in my legs too?

Lower back pain and in my legs too?

Possible disc troubl: You possibly have some lumbar/low back disc disease which could be impinging on a nerve root which causes pain to your leg (s). At times, non-discogenic but severe low back pain can radiate to your buttocks and upper legs, but if symptoms down to knee or below, it is likely from a disc problem. Severe hip pain can cause low back and leg pain as well. Motrin/aleve may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and burning in my buttocks and leg?

I have lower back pain and burning in my buttocks and leg?

Sciatica: Leg pain radiating to buttocks/leg may be coming from a 'pinched nerve' in the lumbar (lower) spine. Pain can come/go depending upon the degree of nerve compression. An MRI scan will be able to show exactly which nerve is affected. The most important warning signs are leg weakness and change in bladder/bowel function. Development of these signs warrants an immediate visit to a physician. ...Read more

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What can cause severe lower back pain and leg weakness?

What can cause severe lower back pain and leg weakness?

Could be referred: Low back pain with radiation down one side of the leg could be due to a pinched nerve. If you injured your back, strained muscles of the back and hip can irritate a nerve or cause a herniated disc which pinches the nerve. Fortunately this can be resolved non-operatively in most cases. Moist heat, light stretching and over the counter anti-inflammatory medications may help. Persists? See you doctor. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain during legs up position in sex?

Tight back muscles: This position is kind to the structural spine but requires flexibility and muscle length to do comfortably I would suspect try ing a stretching program that includes the long spine erectors or a different position would yield some improvement. ...Read more

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What condition would cause lower back pain and a swollen left leg?

What condition would cause lower back pain and a swollen left leg?

Get it checked: Low back pain is common as we are more sedentary and gain weight. However, your description of a lower extremity involvement may point to something serious like a pinched nerve or blood flow obstruction. Don't delay, see your doctor, he may recommend imaging studies like an mri. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and. Muscular spams at right tighy and left leg?

I have lower back pain and. Muscular spams at right tighy and left leg?

Radiculopathy: Not sure how long you have the symptoms; if it is less than 6 weeks you should see your doctor for possible steroid pack ...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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I get legs vibration with lower back pain. I had it before and it stops and comes back?

I get legs vibration with lower back pain. I had it before and it stops and comes back?

Maybe from back: If episodes becoming more frequent or lasting longer should have it checked by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and needle like pain in right leg what could this be back pain for almost a month?

Lower back pain and needle like pain in right leg what could this be back pain for almost a month?

Back & leg pain: You are taking Methotrexate and tylenol (acetaminophen) for most likely arthritic disease. Pain in lower back and going in right leg is due to nerve compression. There are many causes of nerve compression. Herniated disc, sciatica, spinal stenosis, slipped vertebra or some tumor. Ct scan and neurosurgeon consult. Pl. Read back pain http:// doctorrajput. Com. ...Read more

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I have muscular vibration on left tighy and right leg. In some time And I have lower back pain....

Not sure your exact: Question. But vibrations may represent spasms. With back pain and leg symptoms you are recommended to get this evaluated by a Spinal Specialist. ...Read more

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Hi I had strong lower back pain last night and now the front of my thighs hurt more on left leg, can you shed some light on this plea?

Strain: Probably just a muscle strain in the lumbar spine. The sensations in the anterior thigh are most likely referred pain. If your symptoms persist and it does not go away, see in orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more