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Left leg hurting from lower back pain?

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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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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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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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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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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

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Lower back pain in left side and left hip the pain and comes when bending on that side. The pain also shoots down in my left leg as well it hurts bad?

Back pain: Pain shooting down the leg is likely sciatica likely from a pinched nerve in your lower back. It would be worthwhile to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon for a further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain which causes my left leg to go numb right behind the kneecap.

I have lower back pain which causes my left leg to go numb right behind the kneecap.

L4 or unrelated: L5 and S1 nerve root impingement produces discomfort that radiates below the knee all the way to the foot. L4 root can produce numbness down to the knee but usually not just behind the knee. Baker's cysts and other problems behing the knee joint can produce numbness behaind the knee but are unrelated to back pain. To sort this all out you will need to undergo an assessment. ...Read more

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Burning lower back pain goes into hip and ocasionaly makes left leg feel very heavy?

Burning lower back pain goes into hip and ocasionaly makes left leg feel very heavy?

See a neurologist: You may have severe degenerative arthritis or herniated disc in low back which is causing pinching of sciatic nerve. You will need an MRI Scan of low back and possibly other tests before definitive treatment can be decided. ...Read more

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What could cause lower back pain... I can feel tingles down the back of my left leg and it will go numb.

What could cause lower back pain... I can feel tingles down the back of my left leg and it will go numb.

Nerve impingement: With tingling and numbness, it sounds as if you have a definite nerve issues. You most likely have your Sciatic nerve being compressed and that will cause your issues. Have the Dr. Evaluate you and some radiology tests would be in order most likely. Nsaids and warm compresses to the back may help to start at this time, ...Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause lower back pain that is accompanied with pain shooting down the left leg and in the lower left abdomen area?

What could cause lower back pain that is accompanied with pain shooting down the left leg and in the lower left abdomen area?

Many Things: Back injury
back trauma
twisting the back
back muscle injury
spinal disc disorder
ligament injury
too soft mattress
too hard mattress. ...Read more

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I have deep lower back pain that has persisted for a couple of weeks, painful spasms and tingling down my left leg. It hurts to sit and bend forward. I want to get it checked. What doc to go to?

Several options for: You include seeing your own doctor as most back issues will resolve within in several weeks but treatment can be given to help or you can then be referred out to a neurologist, physiatrist or a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon if not improving with treatment such as medication, activity modification & physical therapy. If not improving & other causes ruled out like urinary infection too. ...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

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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

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Lower back pain relief? Pain across lower back, mostly on the left and down all the way down through left leg. Went to chiropractor but still in pain

See details: This is sciatica. Forget the chiropractor. You need to have this issue evaluated and treated. Start with you family doctor. If you do not have one, see a neurologist, orthopedist or pain specialist. ...Read more

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Male diabetic from 8 years, feeling lower back pain in both side and left leg is weaker tha right, after squats right leg is heavy than left leg thanks?

Male diabetic from 8 years, feeling lower back pain in both side and left leg is weaker tha right, after squats right leg is heavy than left leg thanks?

Diabetic Amyotrophy?: With a history of diabetes, especially if severe or uncontrolled, a rare but occasional cause of leg weakness is diabetic amyotrophy. This usually involved one or more nerves in the legs. It is different from peripheral neuropathy since you may experience weakness.
A more likely cause would be a radiculopathy, which is a pinched nerve around the back. Only way to know is a good exam and EMG test. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy help with my lower back pain and the sciatica in my left leg?

Can physical therapy help with my lower back pain and the sciatica in my left leg?

Hard to Say: Injections will give you pain relief early, but PT can be just as helpful but will take time to get relief. There is new research coming out that when you are in a lot of pain, you're body actually stops you from performing exercises so that you may not benefit from PT initially. So we believe that if you at least improve your pain first, you can then proceed with the exercise therapy programs. ...Read more

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I am 32/m. I'm having lower back pain with nerve pain in my left leg. After taking bed rest the back pain has reduced but the nerve pain is till there?

I am 32/m. I'm having lower back pain with nerve pain in my left leg. After taking bed rest the back pain has reduced but the nerve pain is till there?

Probably sciatica: It is probably a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that causes pain to run down the leg. Some cases do respond to rest, others need more aggressive treatment before they get better. I would encourage you to be seen at some point if it does not get better. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I suffer with lower back pain and shouting pain in left leg. For the last few weeks my legs have given way on me they become heavy and sore and don't?

I suffer with lower back pain and shouting pain in left leg. For the last few weeks my legs have given way on me they become heavy and sore and don't?

Nerve damage?: A pinched nerve in lower spine that's radiating down leg, following the nerve. This is Sciatica, + usually follows episode in past for low back pain. It could be Herniated Disc pressing on nerve Recommend lying down on back with knees propped up on pillows, ice or warm compresses to area see if it relieves pressure on nerve. No heavy lifting. If no better, need to see doctor. Take Advil (ibuprofen) ...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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I have had lower back pain travelling down my left leg, I have now noticed a lot of bruises particularly on my legs upper and lower?

Leg pain: I think someone asked this same question. Was it u? Well I'm gonna give same answer. If ur getting bruising time to see a doctor. That is not from lumbar radiculopathy (back pain w leg pain). ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a sudden sharp pain that travels from the top of my left leg to my foot. Also lower back pain that resembles pressure.?

Irritation: People can have arthritic changes in the back that can give back pain/pressure as well as irritate the nerve roots causing complaints such as yours. ...Read more

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Having extreme lower back pain, left hip & radiating down my left leg. I was diagnosed with acute spina bifida when I was 12. Should I be concerned?

Different problems: You have sciatica now. This is typically caused by an annular tear in an intervertebral disc or a disc herniation. The type of spina bifida you have is likely spina bifida occulta, not a problem. ...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