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What are the causes of pain in the back and down the leg?

What are the causes of pain in the back and down the leg?

A pinched nerve: Decreased space for the nerves in the low back can results in low back pain that radiates into the lower extremities. This can be due to a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, or a variety of other reasons (including hip arthritis, poor circulation, etc.). ...Read more

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What causes radiating pain from the lower back down into the legs, besides disc herniation?

What causes radiating pain from the lower back down into the legs, besides disc herniation?

Vascular disease: Peripheral vascular disease & spinal stenosis both can cause pain into both legs mimicking sciatic pain as can other issues like hip & knee arthritis. Other causes of nerve compression in the spine due to a tumor, infection or fracture can cause this pain. Bilateral pyriformis syndrome can also cause bilateral radiating leg pain. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the lower back and goes down the leg?

What causes pain in the lower back and goes down the leg?

Siatica: Piched nerve in low back at the bottom two levels disc herniation or bone spur. ...Read more

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What causes pain in lower back and down back of legs?

What causes pain in lower back and down back of legs?

Pinched nerves: Decreased space for the nerves in the low back can results in low back pain that radiates into the lower extremities. This can be due to a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, or a variety of other reasons (including hip arthritis, poor circulation, etc.). ...Read more

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What causes pain in your lower back and radiates down back of legs?

What causes pain in your lower back and radiates down back of legs?

Pinched nerves: Decreased space for the nerves in the low back can results in low back pain that radiates into the lower extremities. This can be due to a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, or a variety of other reasons (including hip arthritis, poor circulation, etc.). ...Read more

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Does varicocele cause back pain that radiates down the leg? I

Unlikely: This seems like an extensive amount of pain to attribute to varicocele. While not impossible, it might be wise to look for other causes of this pain. ...Read more

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What are common causes of lower right back pain that radiates down right leg to knee?

Disc herniation: Disc herniation below knee nerve pinched in spine above knee the list gets longer facet si jointmuscle spasm. ...Read more

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What would cause lower back pain on the right side, also shooting pains down my spine into my legs?

Back pain: A problem in the lumbar spine, either a disc or a bone spur, can cause pain and radiating symptoms in the leg. This is something that requires a physical examination and consultation with a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause lower back pain... I can feel tingles down the back of my left leg and it will go numb.

What could cause lower back pain... I can feel tingles down the back of my left leg and it will go numb.

Nerve impingement: With tingling and numbness, it sounds as if you have a definite nerve issues. You most likely have your Sciatic nerve being compressed and that will cause your issues. Have the Dr. evaluate you and some radiology tests would be in order most likely. Nsaids and warm compresses to the back may help to start at this time,...Best wishes. ...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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What would cause shooting back pain, it goes down into my legs and i can't walk then my feet go numb :(?

?nerve irritation: One of the more comon causes of "shooting pain" is when a nerve gets 'pinched' or irritated, such as that which occurs in "sciatica." if you are getting to the point where your feet get numb, you need to se a dr. And get a clinical exam with possible diagnostic testing performed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Numbness in right arm. Cause? I also have lower back pain with random sharp pains down the back of my right leg

Numbness in right arm. Cause? I also have lower back pain with random sharp pains down the back of my right leg

NEUROLOGIST: Etime for a neurological workup. Problems in low back could account for pain in leg - but not arm. A neurologist should gt a history and examine you and see what needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause a sensation down the side of your legs and lower back pain (right above buttocks) ?

Can constipation cause a sensation down the side of your legs and lower back pain (right above buttocks) ?

Yes, I think so.: Severe constipation changes the way your organs fit together and that can create pressure on nerves that connect with other nerves. So the pain can pop up in places you don't expect. Get this cleared out as soon as you can by seeing a doctor for treatment or prescription. From then on - keep yourself from getting so blocked. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have low back pain & down the back of my lt leg to my knee. An MRI showed occult sacral meningocele. Could this be the cause?

I have low back pain & down the back of my lt leg to my knee. An MRI showed occult sacral meningocele. Could this be the cause?

These typically are: Incidental or accidental findings on some patients' mri's as they occur usually without any symptoms except in older patients with bone density loss and when large can cause bone erosion sometimes leading to a sacral fracture but otherwise of no consequence and most likely unrelated to your symptoms. See a spine specialist for a specific evaluation. ...Read more

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Back pain causeing numbness n feet, legs, & right arm. Sometimes fall down. Been over a month & Drs. can't figure out the problem. Any ideas?

Back pain causeing numbness n feet, legs, & right arm. Sometimes fall down. Been over a month & Drs. can't figure out the problem. Any ideas?

Imaging?: Have you had any imaging-back xray MRI to see if there is any inflammation of any of the nerves that come out of the back,or if any disks are bulging against the spinal cord or nerves coming from the back and down the legs or from the neck down the arms?Maybe a neurologist would perform an EMG on the muscles in your right arm, feet and legs.Falling down is definitely not normal and concerning ...Read more

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Causes of back pain (L4 downwards) painful back of thighs & calf cramp mainly in 1 leg, worse when sitting & lying down compared to waking/moving?

Causes of back pain (L4 downwards) painful back of thighs & calf cramp mainly in 1 leg, worse when sitting & lying down compared to waking/moving?

Uncertain need more : To answer your question we need more information. Back pain can be really related to pinch nerves, disc, muscle, tendon, and even circulation. We need more information to answer your question. ...Read more

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Severe back pain from the lumbar area shooting down through the hips and then down my legs. It causes some tingling in my legs and it also has causedo?

Severe back pain from the lumbar area shooting down through the hips and then down my legs. It causes some tingling in my legs and it also has causedo?

Sciatica : Shooting pain, tingling, pins and needles in the legs can be caused by pinched nerves in the back. This is sciatica and can be caused by herniated discs, arthritis, other back problems. It's often treated with antiinflammatory meds, physical therapy, cortisone shots (epidurals), or surgery. Any trouble controlling or moving urine or bowels is an emergency and would need er eval right away. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause harsh lower back pain that runs down the left bum & leg , bladder pain, femoral pain and fever?

Polyradiculopathy : A pinched nerve in the low back can commonly cause back pain as well as pain in the lower extremity ("bum", leg, femur, etc.). If the femoral pain is in the front of the thigh, it is likely multiple nerves are irritated at the same time. "bladder pain" and fever may be due to a separate entity such as a uti. However, spinal cord infection & cauda equina syndrome must be ruled out->an emergency. ...Read more