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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?

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

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Left hip pain at night and after sitting down after work. Pain in hip and shoots down leg at times. Worse at night in bed. No injury as far as I know.

Left hip pain at night and after sitting down after work. Pain in hip and shoots down leg at times. Worse at night in bed. No injury as far as I know.

Left hip pain: May be scaitica. Sitting is stress on spine. Consider ergonomic chair with lumbar support. At work change position (i.e. get up for a moment every 45 minutes to an hour) to shake out, Consider a trial of NSAIDS (motrin/alelve) and muscle relaxant (if not allergic). Rarely may also be related to ovaries/ colon, retroperitoneal issue so may consider ultrasound or CT abdomen. F/u w/ doc ...Read more

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I have ddd and been having back and hip pain w/ pain going down the left leg to the foot. What can I do?

I have ddd and been having back and hip pain w/ pain going down the left leg to the foot. What can I do?

See details: This is radicular pain caused by nerve compression in the lower back (sciatica). There are several approaches available including physical therapy, antiinflammatory meds and targeted injections. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have severe hip pain and can hardy move my left leg. I have constant shooting pain from hip down. I also have back pain What should I do?

Disc disease/injury: Low back pain radiating down the leg is called sciatica. Given the severity of your complaint, you need to be evaluated by a local doctor, get an xray, and go to physical therapy and take ibuprofen or Naproxen for a month. If not improved, then get an MRI. If exam warrants an MRI early on, your local doctor will get it ordered. ...Read more

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Sciatica is herting my left hip. Pain is down the hole leg lots of pain in calf with some swelling. I'm a large man 280pounds 6.3ft. I limp every where its killing me any thoughts?

Sciatica is herting my left hip. Pain is down the hole leg lots of pain in calf with some swelling. I'm a large man 280pounds 6.3ft. I limp every where its killing me any thoughts?

Make sure: First you need to be evaluated that this is not a blood clot as calf swelling typically is not associated with a sciatica and a DVT or deep vein thrombosis or blood clot can mimic sciatic like symptoms including the pain with walking and a limp. Get checked now. ...Read more

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Can hip pain be a symptom of herniated disc? I have l 3-4 disc protrusion (per mri) from lifting a heavy object. Initially I only had low back and hip pain. Over the period of 2 weeks I developed pain down my left leg and into the sole of my left foot.

Can hip pain be a symptom of herniated disc? I have l 3-4 disc protrusion (per mri) from lifting a heavy object. Initially I only had low back and hip pain. Over the period of 2 weeks I developed pain down my left leg and into the sole of my left foot.

Yes: A lumbar disc protrusion can definitely cause hip and leg pain. There are also many other potential causes including having a bad hip itself. A physical exam can usually determine the cause of your pain. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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For 3 days had left sided hip pain radiates down outer thigh to knee, tender to touch &up to my armpit. Chest hurts. All 1 side?

Doesn't fit: Your symptoms don't fit a pattern of any one single disease. There must be more than 1 issue going on. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause hip pain radiating down the front leg?

Is there anything that can cause hip pain radiating down the front leg?

See an Ortho Surgeon: It could be a few things -- possibly, spinal problem (for example a herniated disc pushing on a nerve), versus symptomatic hip joint arthritis if pain is in front of the thigh, etc. You physician will help diagnose the cause of your symptoms and start treatment. ...Read more

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Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg?

Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg?

Maybe: It maybe osteoarthritis of the hip or a pinched nerve. See your doctor to have this better evaluated. ...Read more

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Lower right back/Hip Pain. Sends jolt down right leg. 4 months so far?

Lower right back/Hip Pain. Sends jolt down right leg. 4 months so far?

Depends: If it stops at your knee or above, could just be a disc problem. If extends to your foot, could be a compressed nerve. See your doctor ...Read more

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Hip pain when sitting or laying down. When laying pain goes down leg and leg hurts then wil go almost numb?

Hip pain when sitting or laying down. When laying pain goes down leg and leg hurts then wil go almost numb?

See below: Based on your description you could have herniated disk with sciatica. See your doctor to confirm. ...Read more

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I have hip pain all the time now. When I sit in a car or chair for about 1/2 hour I can barely walk. The leg has an achy feeling all the way down.?

Hip arthritis.: May people say they have hip pain when they really have back pain. If your pain is in the groin and radiates down the front of the thigh, it is likely your hip. You need to see your doctor and obtain appropriate x rays. ...Read more

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Spd 10 months after birth. Leg keeps going from under me. Left hip pain, happens spontaneously. I work with children. Can be painful. What can I do?

Spd 10 months after birth. Leg keeps going from under me. Left hip pain, happens spontaneously. I work with children. Can be painful. What can I do?

Need more info: To give you a complete answer you need a through examination. A lot of things could be going on. Please see your physician at your earliest opportunity. ...Read more

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Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg especially when walking?

Hip pain that runs down the front of the leg especially when walking?

Consult your doctor: It could possibly be from a lumbar spinal condition -- like a "pinched nerve"-- your doctor will have to examine you to rule this out. A few other things could cause your complaint. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ddd, I've been having lower back and hip pain w/ pain in the left leg. What can I do for this?

DDD: Maintain healthy weight, exercise regularly, pt with core strengthening, spinal injections if this doesn't help. If none of those work then speak to a spinal surgeon to see if you are a candidate for surgery. ...Read more

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Been battling with sciatica in right leg since las yr sept. Getting progressively worse. Constant hip pain and when I lie down feels like flutters?

Been battling with sciatica in right leg since las yr sept. Getting progressively worse. Constant hip pain and when I lie down feels like flutters?

Sciatica: Is one of the least well diagnosed syndromes in that a GREAT MANY conditions can cause what seems like the same thing. You really need to see a qualified specialist (physiatrist, pain specialist or orthopedist) to find out what is causing this syndrome in you to get a specific treatment recommendation. Meanwhile, this resource might help: https://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/sciatica/article_em. Htm ...Read more

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What is wrong with my hip? Hip pain/ numbness down leg and foot?

Pain and Numbness: If the hip hurts but the pain goes down to the knee, calf, foot or toes, you may wish to consider it sciatica - a pinched nerve in your back. If the pain doesn't get better after 6 - 8 weeks of rest from high demand activity, tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti-inflammatory medicines, it may be worth seeing a doctor. If the leg loses function (weakness) or if other major health issues develop - see one sooner. ...Read more

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I have severe hip pain that spreads down my whole right leg along with numbness. Should I be concerned or seek immediate treatment?

I have severe hip pain that spreads down my whole right leg along with numbness. Should I be concerned or seek immediate treatment?

See your doctor: You may have a form of radiculopathy. Your sciatic nerve may have compression either at your lumbar spine or hip level. The origin of the this condition should be identified early by examination and imaging studies for appropriate treatment. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Left Hip pain and pain in top front thigh/. Painful when lifting leg up. Pain started in big toe which has been pinned for several years.

Get evaluated: Your pain can have multiple sources, but it sounds like you may have a "positive straight leg raise, " which means potential nerve compression. Nerve compression can cause a radiculopathy and lower extremity pain. If you have any bowel or bladder symptoms its a sign of an emergency. ...Read more

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2 years after my laproscopic myomectomy I am experiencing inner hip pain, my left leg is now weaker than the right. Is this a normal side effect?

2 years after my laproscopic myomectomy I am experiencing inner hip pain, my left leg is now weaker than the right. Is this a normal side effect?

No.: A laparoscopic myomectomy would not cause this issue. The time frame is off and scopes do not cause this type of problem. In all likelihood there is another issue going on and you need to see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I have moderate to severe hip pain that gets worse when I move my left leg. My lower back hurts at times also. Can back issues be causing my hip pain?

See details: It depends of what you are calling hip pai. Hip joine pain in the groin area on top of the hip. Pain on the side or in the buttock is not hip pain but is related to back pain. Back pain is unlikely to cause true hip pain. ...Read more

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Sudden left hip pain sharp and radiating when I walk. Burning ache when at rest. Seems worse when straightening leg. No injury. I am only 20?

See details: Pain and tenderness on the outside of the hip area is often related to bursitis. This can ce easily treated in most cases. If you truly how back issues as the cause, there are several possible reasons. See a rheumatologist or orthopedist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more