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

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

Disc issues?: 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! ...Read more

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Pain in lower back/hips especially on right side. Tailbone sore to touch and achy down both legs. Sciatica? Also have sharp pain right side of groin.

Pain in lower back/hips especially on right side. Tailbone sore to touch and achy down both legs. Sciatica? Also have sharp pain right side of groin.

Nerve impingement: can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

Pinched nerve: 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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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After hemicolectomy, I feel a sharp pain from my lower back then travels down to my left leg?

After hemicolectomy, I feel a sharp pain from my lower back then travels down to my left leg?

Pinched nerve: 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. ...Read more

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My fingers lock up sometimes going numb. My knee does the same thing with pain. sometimes a sharp pain will start in lower back down my leg. Whatsthis?

My fingers lock up sometimes going numb. My knee does the same thing with pain. sometimes a sharp pain will start in lower back down my leg. Whatsthis?

Locking fingers: can be many thinks including trigger fingers. Numbers may be nerve or circulation issues. Knee and joint pain with locking can mean cartilage injury or many other things. See an orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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