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i have cronic pain starting lower back with sharp pain shooting down left leg. what could this be?

Disc issues?

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When pain travels down a leg, especially if it goes below the knee, it is usually from a nerve in the back that is either chemicaly inflamed or mechanically compressed. Lumbar disc problems (bulging or herniated), spinal stenosis, arthritic irritation of the neighboring nerve, can inflame or lean on the nerve causing pain. Injections into these regions (Epidural, Facets, Nerve blocks) can help!
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Dr. Carl J. Spivak answered:

I have sharp pain going down my keft leg........ When I get up from sitting or laying I am having sharp pains shooting down my left leg, it starts in my lower back on the left side just below my waistline and shoots down my left leg and it hurts more wher

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You may have ruptured disk. I would recommend seeing a physical therapist, but if you can not afford it you could try to look up McKenzie exercises on Youtube. If it worsens or does not improve you should really see a doctor. Good Luck!
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What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

Pinched nerve

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Sometimes this pain can be caused by a pinched or irritated nerve. Sometimes a pulled muscle can also cause this type of pain. If it persists or worsens seek medical attention.
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I am feeling a sharp pinching feeling inside my left inner thigh also sharp pain left lower back all the way down my leg,,what can it be??????

Disc Herniation

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You almost certainly have a disc herniation in your low back leading to sciatica. Most of these (90%) will resolve with rest, light physical therapy and time (6-8weeks). However if you develop weakness or sensory loss you should see a neurosurgeon asap as this can require surgical treatment. An orthopedic surgeon is also an option but you'll need to ensure they have additional spine training.
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After hemicolectomy, i feel a sharp pain from my lower back then travels down to my left leg?

Pinched nerve

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It sounds like you have "sciatica" -- a pinched nerve where it comes out from the spinal cord between the spine bones. Surgery can keep you in an awkward position while you are asleep, and worsen a minor, not noticed problem that existed before surgery. You should see your primary provider for an examination and studies to make sure it is not something more serious, and to get treatment.
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Dr. Bahman Omrani answered:

Husbands LEFT side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing RIGHT leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

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This could be a sign of a lumbar spine intervertebral disc herniation or something else. See your doctor for further evaluation and examination. The history and exam may be able to diagnose a disc herniation. An MRI is often needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help guide treatment options.
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I have lower back pain on my right side that goes down butt check and leg. when i stand up i can barley walk and makes me stiff. and causes sharp pain?

Pinched Nerve

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While there are many causes of leg pain , one of the most common causes is lumbar radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves leaving the back gets compressed as it leaves the spine and travels down the leg. Compression may occur due to degenerative/bulging discs or arthritic bone spurs contacting the nerve. See your physician if these symptoms last longer than 2 weeks.
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld answered:

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. ???

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This could be a disc herniation in the back. This could cause the symptoms that you are describing. Luckily, if it is a disc herniation, surgery may not be necessary but I would suggest you get this checked out.
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I have lower back pain that sometimes feels like my muscles are ripping apart and sharp pain that also caused leg weakness what could this be?

Possible herniated d

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You need a MRI of your lower back to further evaluate your condition
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