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I have back pain and nerve pain in leg but now I have nerve pain in the front of my ankle could this be due to my back or something else. ?

I have back pain and nerve pain in leg but now I have nerve pain in the front of my ankle could this be due to my back or something else. ?

Yes: a pinched nerve in your leg can cause pain to radiate anywhere down the leg, depending on were the nerve is being pinched in your back, depending on the level. Pain down to the top of foot is usually L5 nerve. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I'm a mother of 4 kids my youngest is 9 months while pregnant i had nerve pain going down the front of my right leg from top to my knee and still have it?

I'm a mother of 4 kids my youngest is 9 months while pregnant i had nerve pain going down the front of my right leg from top to my knee and still have it?

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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Is leg nerve pain due ovary cysts?

Is leg nerve pain due ovary cysts?

Unlikely: Leg nerve pain can come from a peripheral nerve issue or a central nerve issue such as a pinched nerve or sciatica. Pelvic issues would not be expected to cause any symptoms in your legs. I would recommend being evaluated. ...Read more

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Does nerve pain from a bulging disc wrap around the leg?

Depends: This depends on what you mean by 'wrap around'. The pain from a bulging disk is from pressure on a nerve. And the nerve affected depends on where the bulging disk is. Each nerve supplies a specific "dermatome" or skin region. Some of these nerves can start on the outside of the leg and come into the inside of the leg. You can google search "dermatomes" on the internet to see the 'map'. ...Read more

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My right leg feels like a bit of a nerve pain rather than a injury pain. Each time I move my leg in a certain way, I feel pain and weak in the area.

My right leg feels like a bit of a nerve pain rather than a injury pain. Each time I move my leg in a certain way, I feel pain and weak in the area.

Get checked: If you feel pain AND weakness, then you may have nerve injury. Based on the information you provided, I can't be more specific regarding why you have this, what it means & what can you do about it. I recommend you see a clinician for a diagnosis & treatment plan. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

Is there a cure for nerve pain in the back and legs?

May be: You could cure nerve pain if no scar in the nerve or what we call permanent change in the structure of the nerve, if you have changes in the nerve i doubt you could. In this situation we resort to a lot of methods of pain relief. (pain management). ...Read more

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Why would someone be prescribed neurotin for nerve pain and leg stiffness?

Why would someone be prescribed neurotin for nerve pain and leg stiffness?

Neuropathic process: Neurontin (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant which means it influences the neurologic system in the brain to stop seizures and affects pain by influencing the neurologic system. It is very effective for neurologic pain such as neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause you to have nerve pain in legs?

Can hemorrhoids cause you to have nerve pain in legs?

Unlikely: The two conditions are likely not directly related. ...Read more

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Is amitriptyline good for idiopathic nerve pain in legs ?

Is amitriptyline good for idiopathic nerve pain in legs ?

Yes, but...: Zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) tramadol and amitriptyline all increase serotonin levels. Amitriptyline also potentiates this effect of Zoloft (sertraline). BTW, Zoloft (sertraline) decreases the effect of tramadol by affecting hepatic metabolism. Gabapentin has no drug interactions at all. Adding amitriptyline at LOW doses may help, with CLOSE monitoring. Read up on serotonin syndrome. It's rare and usu. not life-threatening but be aware of it. ...Read more

Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more