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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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Severe leg pain from sciatica, torn hamstring, both or something else?

Unknown: Severe leg pain can be caused by many things. Think about what's in there-blood vessels (disease can cause pain), muscles (rarely if ever a primary cause of pain), tendons and ligaments (can be torn in accident), joints (hip and knee can both cause pain), and nerves. In addition, damage to various structures in the back can cause leg pain. To find out, see doctor and get mri. ...Read more

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27 year old athlete with sciatica? I'm a 27 year old athlete that has been dealing with some hamstring pain and what i believe might be sciatica for a few months. After some rest and physical therapy the hamstring has felt better, although it still hurts

27 year old athlete with sciatica? I'm a 27 year old athlete that has been dealing with some hamstring pain and what i believe might be sciatica for a few months. After some rest and physical therapy the hamstring has felt better, although it still hurts

Presacral plexus: Chronic sciatica in a late 20's female is often found in association with an hypermobile sacroiliac joint, which can result from acute mechanical trauma, childbirth, and/or joint hypermobility syndrome. Chronic sciatica probably derives from impingement of the presacral plexus, the "headwaters" region of the sciatic nerve. The presacral plexus overlies the ventral aspect of the sacroiliac joint. ...Read more

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I was doing the hamstring leg curl exercise when suddenly I felt a sharp pain near my groin area. It almost felt like testicular pain. Is it sciatica?

I was doing the hamstring leg curl exercise when suddenly I felt a sharp pain near my groin area. It almost felt like testicular pain. Is it sciatica?

More like Groinatica: You likely stretched your inguinal ligament OR you may have stretched one of your upper lumbar nerves in the that can shoot pain into that area due to the way you were doing the exercise. You may need REST & to back off of the weights. Go LIGHT coming back (real light), ramp up to heavier weights slowly to avoid the same injury. Time to consolidate something like this can be SEVERAL WEEKS. ...Read more

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Recent episode of sciatica. Glute, hamstring, calf, heel and lateral portion of foot affected. Pain dissipated quickly and is gone, reduced sensation?

L5-S1 disc bulge: An l5-s1 disc can have a full spectrum of the symptoms due to minor bulges from subtle tears in the annulus fibrosis to full blown disc hernia hernia causing more severe and more persistent symptoms.Rest and restricted activities leads to natural healing in most cases.The presence of severe persistent pain or muscle weakness signifies a more serious problem requiring medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Hamstring, lower back, inner thigh pain, & and pain right above foot. Compartment Syndrome or Sciatica issue?

Hamstring, lower back, inner thigh pain, & and pain right above foot. Compartment Syndrome or Sciatica issue?

Comprehensiveness: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures. ...Read more

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My buttocks, hamstrings, and side of leg below calf sore often, both sides off and on, but almost on the left. sciatica or pinched nerves.

My buttocks, hamstrings, and side of leg below calf sore often, both sides off and on, but almost on the left.  sciatica or pinched nerves.

Sciatica: Sciatica is also a "pinched nerve". It looks like you would need to get some imaging studies done to get properly evaluated like an MRI of your lower spine. Yur PMD can get these done, but based on the insurance, may need a referral to neurologist. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms in lower back with pulling sensation and sciatica type pain in legs,no disks problems but really tight hamstrings could this be the caus?

Muscle spasms in lower back with pulling sensation and sciatica type pain in legs,no disks problems but really tight hamstrings could this be the caus?

Causes of sciatica: There are causes for sciatica besides disc problems. Hypertrophied muscle or spasm can push on the sciatic nerve causing pain to radiate down leg. The muscle can be in the lower back or pelvis. Since it appears that there is no serious structural problem, then physical therapy is the best way to get muscles and ligaments to relax and stretch and reduce pressure on sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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Can stretching my hamstrings one at a time get rid of my low back pain?

Can stretching my hamstrings one at a time get rid of my low back pain?

Stretching helps: Hamstrings run from the back of each thigh and can limit the motion of the pelvis when tightened. By stretching them you can lengthen the muscle again and relieve the stress felt on the low back. Take a look at the article below for a few options for stretching your hamstrings. http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/specific-hamstring-stretches-back-pain-relief. ...Read more

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Does sciata cause hamstring muscle to become wider/thicker and harder?

Does sciata cause hamstring muscle to become wider/thicker and harder?

Maybe: acute sciatica can cause a muscle spasm which may make the muscle appear wider thicker and stronger. Long term however sciatica Can cause lead to muscle atrophy – thinning and weakening of a muscle. ...Read more

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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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