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What Does It Mean When You Have Pain Shooting Down Your Legs
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
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
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
What does it mean when you have a shooting pain down the bottom of your butt cheek down in the top of your leg?
See details: Why do some women feel that every abdominal symptom originates in their ovaries? Have the iss ue evaluated but the symptoms as you describe them do not compute. ...Read more
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.
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
I slipped and fell on ice and landed on my bum. I have fractured my tail bone 2x before. I can't sit and have pain shooting down my r leg. No ed?
Need to be checked:
You need to be checked preferably in an emergency department as they can do xrays and find out if you have a fracture and you may need cat scan as well after evaluation
other option is to take ovr the counter pain meds and make an appointment with your primary doctor. ...Read more
Radiculopathy : Description of shooting pain down a leg is most commonly caused by irritation of long nerve(s) stemming from the lower back, called lumbar or lumbosacral radiculopathy. It may also be from sciatica or pinched nerve which can be from radiculopahty or other etiology. Other causes such as referred pain are also possible. Please consult your dr. For further evaluation, possible x-ray & possible mri. ...Read more
Shooting pain: Where? If starts in your back and goes down your leg, maybe a. Herniated disc. An exam would help answer that question. ...Read more
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
What should I do about pain shooting down my leg? it started a few days ago and is like an electric shock.
R/O SCIATICA : Your age and description of symptoms is suggestive of sciatica. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. Till then no heavy lifting F/U with doctor for medical treatment. NSAID/Muscle Relaxant. Also start a GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.COM& focus on WG LOSS. ...Read more
I have pain shooting through my but all the way down my leg ot hurt sit lay down and walk happen ever so offend and last 3 day to a week?
See your doctor: Please see your doctor about this. You could be having a bout of sciatica, and need to be checked to be sure you have normal reflexes in your leg and foot. Your doctor may want to do some studies of your back also. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help, or Celebrex (less cardiovascular risk than some other nsaids). Herbal willow bark extract may help also -- one study found it equivalent to a cox-2 inhibitor. ...Read more
I have a knot on the lower left side of my back below kidney. It don't hurt all the time, buy when it does its bad and pain shoots down my left leg.
Complex Pain Synd.: The knot and the pain are probably not related. The knot maybe a lump of fatty tissue called a lipoma. Your doc should give you clear answers. The pain is myofascial and the advil (ibuprofen) and opiates are mucking up your gut and your natural healing process. See my notes. Start a wellness program, add in vits and minerals, start acupuncture, get your wellness team together and you have to be the qb! ...Read more
Muscle or nerve: For a young person, the most likely issue is muscle pain in the 'posterior chain" these are the muscles that keep you erect. These include the buttocks and the hamstrings as well as the low back muscles. They could be responding to a problem in the lower back.. Or you could have an si, sacroiliac, issue. You could also have a pinched nerve from a herniation of the lumbar disk in the low back. ...Read more
I have been getting random sharp pains in my lower pack that shoots down my leg. I'm 16 and concerned.
Sciatica: Your symptom suggest possibility of a lumbar radiculopathy due to pressure on the Sciatic nerve as it leaves the spinal cord. Can be due to a bulging or herniated disc or other causes. See your physician for a specific diagnosis and Rx. For information on back pain see: http://bit.ly/1r1aZ7G and http://bit.ly/1lF3Xcs and http://bit.ly/1v1juFX and http://abt.cm/1CvlgDP ...Read more
I constantly have back pain. It sometimes shoots down the left leg. How do I manage or control it?
Disk: There is a good chance you may have a disc herniation. Try not to lift heavy objects especially from the floor. You can try tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen... You may need physical therapy. See your doctor to get an exam and possibly some imaging for a proper diagnosis to guide further treatment... Good luck. ...Read more
I have severe pain that starts at the hip and shoots all the way down my leg. What could be the possible diagnosis?
I am experiencing leg pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describes me: Lower leg pain. What should I do?
Hard to say: There are many potential causes. Sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back, is one of the more common causes. Arthritic conditions can cause leg pain as can vascular problems. A detailed history and exam can often determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
I fell and hit my hip. i have a great deal of pain in my leg, it feels like lightning shooting down the side of my leg. I fell at the store ?
See your doctor: You need to see your doctor for evaluation. Hopefully you did not break anything ...Read more
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