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Lower Back Pain When I Lift My Leg
Multiple possibiliti: You should see your doctor for evaluation. This may be mild self-limited, or require further evaluation and treatment. ...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
When i lay on my back and lift my left leg up straight not bending my knee i get sharp shooting pain in my lower back. I also can't stand straight up.
Back sprain: The pain on straight leg raising is indicative of either ligament tears and laxity in the lumbar spine or sacroiliac problems with weak ligaments . It might also involve an inflammation of a lumbar disc and nerve root irritation. Visit www.Proloshot .Com or www.Aaomed.Org to find a doctor who does prolotherapy as the ideal treatment to rectify this problem. ...Read more
Muscle strain: Most likely you've strained your back & gluteal (butt) muscles lifting something improperly. That's why it's so important to bend at the knees when picking something up rather than just bending straight over from waist (most people aren't warmed up or limber enough for this - watch pro golfers grab golf ball after sinking putt). Go see doc if any pain down legs, loss of strength or incontinence. ...Read more
Impingement Issue : This is most likely an impingement issue where something is putting pressure on the nerves at their exit point from your neck. Could be due to arthritis in your neck bones, cervical disc issues, some bony growth that pushes on the nerves, or tumor. Sometimes, irritation of the muscles and spasms of the neck can cause issues. A thorough exam and testing of sensation and strength is suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: You should see your doctor and get examined and see if you need x-rays before lifting weights again. ...Read more
Depends: Sitting crosslegged should not give you pain. Many people are siiting crosslegged. If your symptoms are new, then you need to get evaluate by a doctor.Perhaps your back is out of alignment.And needs to put back. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi my left hip pops when i walk it causes pain down my left leg into my lower left side of my back. Laying on my back is a no , lower back hurts?
I have pain in my lower back that extends down my right leg. I can not lift my leg without help and walking hurts?
Disk: If this problem has just occurred recently and you dont have a history of back problems, a disk is likely the source of your pain. You should be evaluated by a physician to make sure the weakness is not progressive or serious. You should be evaluated today or tomorrow if possible. If you have any changes in bowel or bladder habits or increase in weakness please go to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9 weeks preganthip pain my right side of my lower back towards the side I have pain .pain down my butt onto right leg. But pain now grion pain?
I have sharp pains in my lower back when i bend my back and lower my chin to my chest, what's wrong?
Musculoskeletal pain: Back pain in 18 years old without any evidence of trauma most of the times is musculoskeletal pain and usually gets better with a little message and over the counter pain meds.But if it persists then you should see your doctor to rule out other uncommon causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Hurt my lower back slightly near my right side and all centre of my back it hurts to twist walk and sit straight i can walk but my lower back hurts?
Question?: I am not sure what you are asking. Please restate your question ...Read more
When i lift my arms up over my head and arch my back to stretch, i get a shooting sharp pain through my lower abdomen. What could cause sharp pain?
Spine problem: You may be compressing a nerve root in your spine when you arch your back in the manner you describe. You should see a neurologist who may need to order an MRI or ct scan to see why this happens: disc disease, tumor, bone growth, etc. Until you are seen and evaluated, try not to stretch in that manner, and do not see a chiropracter. ...Read more
Sciatica: Sounds like you have sciatica, which is a syndrome of lower back pain with leg numbness, weakness or pain due to compression or irritation of sciatic nerve. It is commonly caused by disc bulging. Your sciatic nerve could be pinched due to tight muscles in your buttock (pyriformis muscle) or pelvic trauma. Would try anti-inflammatory or pain meds and heat/ice. Physical therapy is helpful for this. ...Read more
I pulled a muscle in my lower back on Monday. Now I have pain radiating down my front left thigh. Standing and walking are unbearable. What can I do?
Mri: This sounds more like disc related pain. Get an MRI. the front of the thigh suggests L4 nerve root impingement. Does the pain make it to the big toe? the front of the thigh pain can also be from a superficial nerve root that is being effected. Policemen and others who wear big belts sometimes get this due to impingement on the lateral femoral nerve. Is there hip pain? Calf Pain? foot pain? ...Read more
Hi. I have lower left abdominal pain. Only when i walk. Or put pressure on my left foot/leg then my lower left abdomen hurts bad?
Abdominal pain: Hi Michelle, Left lower abdominal pain as several potential causes. This could be a referred pain from your back or hip, or could be an abdominal wall issue such as hernia, or intra abdominal issue or even constipation. I suggest you make an appointment with your primary care physician for a more complete history and physical exam. I think this would help you get to the source of the pain. ...Read more
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