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It started with severe back pain and nummness and pain down right leg, chiroprictor made back better, was pinched nerve. Still having pain right thigh?

It started with severe back pain and nummness and pain down right leg, chiroprictor made back better, was pinched nerve. Still having pain right thigh?

Leg pain: Your chiropracter helped the muscle pain, but it sounds like something else is going on. I would suggest you see your family doctor, an neurologist or an orthopedist and evaluate further. Nerves can be pinched by many things, including disc fragments, bone spurs and even tumors. ...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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Neuro said pain in foot coming from pinched nerve in lower back. No leg pain just foot. Hurts to stand but when I lift foot off ground no pain.back?

Neuro said pain in foot coming from pinched nerve in lower back. No leg pain just foot. Hurts to stand but when I lift foot off ground no pain.back?

Possible: It is possible that foot pain can come from a pinched nerve in the back. The other possible causes can include problems with the foot itself or a combination of the two. You could potentially see an orthopedic surgeon it a podiatrist to give an opinion about whether there are issues with the foot itself if you did not feel comfortable with what the neurologist was telling you. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in L4, L5, S1, or S2 (racepinephrine) cause the right lower leg to look rounder than the other in the back of the leg but measure the same?

Could a pinched nerve in L4, L5, S1, or S2 (racepinephrine) cause the right lower leg to look rounder than the other in the back of the leg but measure the same?

R/O BAKERS CYST: Usually a pinched nerve in that region will cause sciatica and neuropathic pain. This may result in muscle atrophy and later potential foot drop. If the area behind the knee is full you may have a Bakers Cyst or potentially a DVT. An Doppler US or MRI IS NEEDED to define the anatomy. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in lower back cause edema? Pain specialist says I have pinched nerve causing low leg issue. But leg has edema (noted by therapist).

Have a full exam: Your pinched lumbar nerve may be part of the picture but so might other issues that may be hiding behind your chronic pain. Have a good full (lab work, too) exam to discover the role other issues might play. Pay some attention to your fluid intake/output amounts to report to the Dr. Endocrine, urology, bariatric, cardiac and other issues can result in swelling symptoms. Exam may lead to treatment. ...Read more

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Lower right back muscle inflamed causing sharp pain(pinched nerve)down entire leg. "not spinal related".

Sacroiliitis: Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint can mimic a ruptured disc in the back with radiating leg pain. By pushing over the dimple in the low right part of the back pain will be elicited (fortin test). See a chiropractor or neurosurgeon to obtain relief of the pain. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pinched nerve I have on my lower back? It also goes down my right leg towards the back right above the knee.

What can I do for a pinched nerve I have on my lower back? It also goes down my right leg towards the back right above the knee.

Sciatica: Low back, buttock and "shooting" leg pain are all symptoms of a pinched nerve. It sounds like you may have that problem. If the pain is severe and limiting your activity still, the best non-narcotic medications that I have found to work for my patients are antiinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen which are over-the-counter medications. Other non-narcotic medications include tramadol (ultram) which requires a prescription and nerve-pain medications such as gabapentin. These are all to be taken for temporary pain relief. This type of pain typically resolves with time. Ask your primary physician about these if the pain is still limiting you. If it is still going on for more than a month an MRI may be helpful to help sort out what is going on and there could be other potential treatments outside of surgery that could benefit you. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve cause tingles when looking up&numbness in rt arm and leg? I do a lot of stair running .1st started with pulled lower back and spread

Can pinched nerve cause tingles when looking up&numbness in rt arm and leg? I do a lot of stair running .1st started with pulled lower back and spread

Spurling Sign: Yes. Clasically, looking up and toward the side of symptoms will elicit a shooting pain into the arm suggesting a pinched nerve in the neck. Less commonly, if the spur/disc is more central, there may also be symptoms affecting the same leg. Again, this would imply a combination of central and lateral pressure. A large disc herniation would be most likely if < 50 years. Consider a spine md eval. ...Read more

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