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Pain Down Back Of Leg
Can a slipped lumbar disk cause sharp calf, arch cramps, occasional line of pain down back of leg, occasional numbness in calf with mild cramping?
I've had sciatic pains in left leg for a while, pain radiates down back of leg around ankle and down to toe.Also feel pain between groin and leg.
Sciatica. See FP doc: Common causes of sciatica in your age group include herniated disc, spodylolisthesis and piriformis syndrome. An evaluation by your family physician should be sufficient to determine the etiology and he/she may order imaging (xray/MRI) to help with the diagnosis. Treatments depend on etiology and include steroid injections, PT, and medication specific for nerve pain. ...Read more
I've been having really bad low back pain recently with sharp pain down back of left leg, specifically when bending over, lifting, or coughing. ?
This is most : consistent with a disc source of nerve compression or irritation although there can be other possibilities. The fact that you can increase the pain with bending & lifting & worsen the pain with coughing most likely to find a disc problem like a herniation or tear of the outer portion of the disc known as an annular tear. These can be treated non operatively 90% of the time. Start with your doctor ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
11 year old son has been having shooting pain down back of one leg on & off for weeks. Now complains of achy pain in both legs & 1 heel. Hurts to walk?
Moderate calf pain that radiates down back of leg towards ankle..worse when walking and going up and down stairs. what could it be and what to do?
Muscle strain : There are many potential causes of calf pain, the most common of which is a muscle strain. Try to ice the area and take an anti-inflammatory medicine such as Ibuprofen (with food) for relief. If you are experiencing chest pain or trouble breathing with these symptoms, however, then you should call your doctor immediately, as this could indicate a more worrisome cause. Best wishes! ...Read more
Leg Pain: Exercise may be the answer to stopping your leg pain depending of the cause. Unfortunately "shooting pain down the back of the leg" does not give the diagnosis just the area of pain. Hard to comment of exercise without knowing the cause. Did you have an injury (hamstring), is there tingling and numbness with weakness (nerve problem), is it a hip problems? ...Read more
Many possibilities: But the one thing you definitely want to have checked out is whether this is related to neurogenic pain from a spinal or paraspinal lesion. Go see a doctor and get this examined. ...Read more
Just been having lots of back pain and then I'll get a charm shooting pain down my back and my legs just give out. It's been happening a lot n fallin?
I have a lump in my spine in the middle section of my back it feels soft but the area is quite numb I have had a pain down my back hip and leg?
Can a spinal fusion be done if the verabre is fractured l5s1in serious pain low back down leg also 2hdinsted disc?
Depends: The location of the fracture would determine the type of treatment. Other medical conditions would also determine this. Yes, a fractured vertebra can be successfully treated with fusion. However, if severe osteoporosis exists, there would need to be a darned good reason to do this. "you can't nail a custard pie to the wall" as the saying goes. Steel screws don't work well in soft bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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