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Lower Back Pain Radiating Down Front Of Leg
Lower back pain radiating down the front of both thighs but mostly my left front thigh Started after having to set in uncomfortable chair for hours?
Possible stenosis: If these symptoms occur with prolonged standing or walking they are certainly consistent with spinal stenosis. If they are occurring street other possibilities exist there could be a form of neuropathy after your prolonged sitting. I would suggest seeing a neurologist to assess where the pain is coming from ...Read more
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
I have been experiencing bad lower back pain, radiating down my left leg. I can't afford to go to my doctor...Any advice would be so appreciated!
Stretch and walk: Stretching and walking are the best for low back pain radiating to the leg. Lie on your back with one leg flat and bring the other knee up to your chest and hold for 10 seconds, then alternate legs. Repeat that 3 times. Do this every day. Try to walk at least 5 minutes 3 times a day. Ice and heat can help. Drink adequate fluids. If you tolerate them, you can take acetaminophen and/or naproxen. ...Read more
58 y pt. With severe low back pain radiating towards both legs. Unable to move xray showing straightening of lumber spine? Diagnosis and treatment?
Evaluate Low Back: If you are not improving have your doctor order a lumbar spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the back can cause leg pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
I have really bad lower back pain radiating to the front. It worsen at night but I have the pain all day. It started Saturday night.
We need...: We need to know more information about what is going on with you. Did suffer any injuries? Did this start all of a sudden or has this happened before? Any urinary symptoms? Any vaginal bleeding or discharge? If pain is persistent then you should go to the nearest urgent care for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Lower back pain radiating to the front. Nauseous. Shoots up to kidneys. Feel Weak. Intensity varies. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you?
Details: Need more detail where it starts first severity duration relieved by worsened by etc its presence sitting standing lying? ...Read more
Developed severe stabbing lower back pain, radiating around hip to front groin area. Mri showed an hemangioma? What does this mean? A neurologist?
I have lower back pain radiating through to my left side, it seems to ease if I drink lots of water.
Kidney stone?: The first thing I think of is a kidney stone. Of course there can be other causes and your physician will help clarify what's happening. ...Read more
Severe lower back pain radiating through sides and sides of belly. Blood in urine early today. Period ended 2 days ago. What could this be?
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
I have lower back pain that radiates down front of legs. Not getting better after 3 weeks physical therapy. What should I do next?
Evaluate: See a dr. And get appropriate diagnostic tests. Medications might help. ...Read more
Lower back pain on left side with pain radiating down thigh to front of knee. Muscle above knee twitches. Feels better when I lay down.
Check spine: May be from L3 level of the lumbar spine from herniated disc, bulging disc, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. Symptoms include localized pain or pain that travels to the inner thigh anteriorly to middle of the leg. Tingling, numbness or muscle weakness might also be experienced. Mr examination would define etiology of pain. Can see neurologist, neurosurgeon or orthopedic physician. ...Read more
Heel very painful to put down in morning, with constant calf pain and very painful knee at front severe crunching up and down stairswith not much of swelling, and lower back pain could it all be connected?
Hi, I have Heel very painful to put down in morning, with constant calf pain and very painful knee at front severe crunching up and down stairswith not much of swelling, and lower back pain could it all be connected?
Knee, calf, or back?: Does the crunching occur with a sound or a feeling? Does your knee feel ok with movement when you are not bearing weight on it? I would be concerned about your knee and your calf muscle based on these observations. ...Read more
Having dull achey lower back pain on each side pain seems to get better when I stand up and is worse when sitting or lying down pain going down leg?
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
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.
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
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?
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
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
See your PCP: You need a thorough evaluation by your primary care provider and probably some i, aging studies and perhaps a referral to a specialist for a consultation. ...Read more
I have Rheumatoid Arthrits my tail bone is throbbing, shooting pains going down my leg and lower back pain. Why would my tail bone throb?
What would cause lower back pain on the right side, also shooting pains down my spine into my legs?
Back pain: A problem in the lumbar spine, either a disc or a bone spur, can cause pain and radiating symptoms in the leg. This is something that requires a physical examination and consultation with a doctor. ...Read more
I have bad lower back pain when I lie down, as well as constant bilateral lower leg pain. I'm 22 otherwise healthy. Any thought?
Lower Back Pain: Pain in the back and legs in a horizontal position that is not relieved by changing position except to be upright is a red flag. Concern is something blocking venous return of blood through batson's plexus. Especially concerning if radiating into legs. ...Read more
I'm having severe lower back pain. Pain goes down right leg and throbbs. Have history on protruding disk. Why is pain so severe?
It may be that there: Is a further protrusion of that disc or at least a further tear of the outer part of the disc known as the annulus & called an annular tear or both-any of those scenarios may cause increased pain symptoms. One also has to consider other causes of pain in the region & if the pain is so severe you should seek medical attention for an accurate diagnosis & appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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