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What does it mean when you have a shooting pain down the bottom of your butt cheek down in the top of your leg?

What does it mean when you have a shooting pain down the bottom of your butt cheek down in the top of your leg?

Nerve pain: This most commonly relates to compression of the nerve roots as they exit the spinal cord by either spinal stenosis or disc herniation. If severe or associated with numbness or weakness, further evaluation or possibly surgery may be required. ...Read more

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What does in mean when you get shooting pain's down your right leg?

What does in mean when you get shooting pain's down your right leg?

It depends.: One of the most common causes of these symptoms in a person your age is sciatica. Sciatica simply means leg pain from a low back problem. The nerves located in the lower back can be affected by arthritic changes or disc abnormalities. The condition can be very painful and disabling, but is usually treated successfully without surgery. ...Read more

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What could intense, shooting pain down the front of the right leg mean?

RLE shooting pain: Lumbar radiculopathy, diabetic amyotrophy, compartment syndrome, and less likely vascular (ischemia or claudication) and nerve entrapment or compression are all considerations without knowing more. At 80-years young, risk for a more serious underlying factor is higher. Also, things tend to present differently in the geriatric population. If new problem, er visit is suggested. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a shooting pain starting in my hip and running down my leg?

What does it mean if I have a shooting pain starting in my hip and running down my leg?

Sciatica: A common cause for the type of "shooting pain" described is an injury to the sciatic nerve. Anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy are common treatments for nerve injuries, but the best treatment is to start off with a trip to a neurologist's office for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What does this mean: T1-2: Mild anterior mixed spondylotic disc displacement? I have shooting pain into my arm and down from my hip into my leg.

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T1-2: Mild anterior mixed spondylotic disc displacement? 

I have shooting pain into my arm and down from my hip into my leg.

Needs evaluation: Generally speaking, mild disc issues are fairly common on imaging such as MRI. The question of shooting pain in the arm and leg requires a more detailed evaluation of cervical spine (neck) and Lumbar spine ( lower back) including possible MRI to rule out any major disc issues. ...Read more

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Is it ok to exercise when you have a shooting pain down the back of the leg?

Is it ok to exercise when you have a shooting pain down the back of the leg?

Leg Pain: Exercise may be the answer to stopping your leg pain depending of the cause. Unfortunately "shooting pain down the back of the leg" does not give the diagnosis just the area of pain. Hard to comment of exercise without knowing the cause. Did you have an injury (hamstring), is there tingling and numbness with weakness (nerve problem), is it a hip problems? ...Read more

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I've had a shooting pain down my right lower leg for 3 days now standing or sitting does not matter it will not go away it comes and goes?

Pain in leg: Sometimes the sciatic nerve can become inflammed and the symptoms can be of pain "shooting" down the leg. It can take time for the swelling to go down. Over the counter anti-inflammatories, and ice can help ...Read more

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