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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. ?

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. ?

This is most : consistent with a disc source of nerve compression or irritation although there can be other possibilities. The fact that you can increase the pain with bending & lifting & worsen the pain with coughing most likely to find a disc problem like a herniation or tear of the outer portion of the disc known as an annular tear. These can be treated non operatively 90% of the time. Start with your doctor ...Read more

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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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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

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

You : 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! ...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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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, 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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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?

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

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

Cross SLR : 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. ...Read more

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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?

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: 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. ...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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I got shot by a gun 6 years ago and i still have sharp pain going up my leg to my lower back what should i do?

Get re-evaluated: See a Primary Care provider and explain your symptoms to them. Depending on the location of the injury they may order additional imaging tests to get more information. Don't just treat the pain with narcotics after 6 years of pain. If that's all they offer get a referral to an interventional pain specialist who may have more longer-term solutions rather than just more opioid pain pills. ...Read more

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I am a power lifter and I was squatting and I had a sharp pain in my lower back on the right side, now when i lift my leg it hurts a lot?

Disc herniation?: It is possible that you injured a disc. There is risk with lifting heavy weights and back injuries. Take a rest from training and avoid lifting heavy items and especially twisting simultaneously. ...Read more

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I was having a sharp pain in my lower back going into my leg yesterday and today i woke up nauseas and with back pain on both sides. What is this?

I was having a sharp pain in my lower back going into my leg yesterday and today i woke up nauseas and with back pain on both sides. What is this?

Low back pain: Headache, nausea and feeling sick is not associated with back and leg pain due to a herniated disc. However a ruptured appendix or other problem in the belly can have back and leg pain. See your doctor or go to the emergency room if fever ensues. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for a sharp pain on the left side under the rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?

What could be the reason for a sharp pain on the left side under the rib cage and radiates torward left leg and lower back?

A herniated disk: In the lumbar spine can give you this kind of pain by pressing on the nerves that go to your side and to your leg. Best thing for you to do is see a pain physician for a history, physical exam, imaging and a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have had leg and back pain for over a month. My leg aches all the time and when I beND forward a get a sharp pain in my hip and lower back and buttocks region?

I have had leg and back pain for over a month. My leg aches all the time and when I beND forward a get a sharp pain in my hip and lower back and buttocks region?

Arthritis vs sciatic: get X-rays of hip/low back then mdi to show tissue/joint or lumbar disc protrusion. get labs to check for low iron levels , if resultless legs. never smoke which degenerates bones/joints plus cancer. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a sudden sharp pain that travels from the top of my left leg to my foot. Also lower back pain that resembles pressure.?

Irritation: People can have arthritic changes in the back that can give back pain/pressure as well as irritate the nerve roots causing complaints such as yours. ...Read more