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2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?

2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?

Answer: If the pain, weakness and or numbness cannot be controlled with pain medication, stretching exercises, and other nonoperative management, i recommend you see a spine specialist for further recommendations. Severe pain, bowel/bladder incontinence, sudden change in sensation/motor function may require emergent evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more


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Burning in legs pain in legs shooting pain, vains hurt in arms and in legs when I push my vain in my foot it shoots up to my knee the pain what is it

Burning in legs pain in legs shooting pain, vains hurt in arms and in legs when I push my vain in my foot it shoots up to my knee the pain what is it

See your physician: Burning and shooting pain in the lower extremities is most often due to a nerve problem(peripheral neuropathy or radiculopathy. Pain in veins often represents thrombophlebitis of the deep veins or superficial venous system...usually localized to one extremity. Pain involving multiple areas is unusual but can occur. You need to be examined by your physician for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have back pain and shooting pain in legs, what to do?

See specialist: Time to see a spine specialist for a thorough evaluation and advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have mod-sev low back pain with shooting pain in legs when i sit or lay down. It gets some better when i stand. Also have mild neck and arm pain.

I have mod-sev low back pain with shooting pain in legs when i sit or lay down. It gets some better when i stand. Also have mild neck and arm pain.

Radiculopathy: You need a comprehensive spine evaluation. Most often, conservative care (physical therapy and non-narcotic pain meds) is all that is needed. You may need MRI or ct evaluation prior to any more aggressive treatments. ...Read more

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I just moved here, suffering from severe leg pain, uninsured and need help can't sit for longer than two min, shooting pain and pin and needles ?

Sounds suspicious: For nerve root pain or sciatica. Would need an exam and good history to be able to tell. If either of these things, treatment may include imaging studies and prescriptive medication. Even though uninsured many physicians and hospitals have sliding scale fee structure based upon income. Don't think you have a choice unless otc medication and rest help resolve the pain. ...Read more

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How can I stop the shooting pain that starts in the arch of my left foot going up my leg? Please help i can't sleep at night.

How can I stop the shooting pain that starts in the arch of my left foot going up my leg? Please help i can't sleep at night.

Try wearing : A night splint. This will keep your foot at 90 degrees or more acute to the leg. This should prevent arch from cramping. This brace is meant to be worn when sleeping and not while walking. ...Read more

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