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What should I do if pain from my back goes down my leg?

What should I do if pain from my back goes down my leg?

RADICULAR PAIN: If you have no urinary retention or fecal incontinence, there is probably no cause for alarm. Continue your daily activities as tolerated. Start physical therapy. Consider muscle relaxants and pain reliever as prescribed by your family physician. If pain progresses or fails to improve, get an mri. ...Read more

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Vibrating in left foot. I have spondylosis and a bulging disc. Pain from my back goes down my left leg.somedays I cant walk or move?

Vibrating in left foot. I have spondylosis and a bulging disc. Pain from my back goes down my left leg.somedays I cant walk or move?

I'm not sure what: the question is. The starting point would be bed rest for a couple of days then physical therapy. If EMG confirms muscle loss in the leg you should consider surgery. I would start the therapy before surgery however to improve your chance of a good outcome. ...Read more

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Why does my lower right back and the pain goes down my leg?

Why does my lower right back and the pain goes down my leg?

Could be: "Radiculopathy" That is pinched nerve in back by a disc bulge at Lumbar Vertebrae L4-5! Ask your Primary Care Provider for initial treatment and Physical Therapy. An MRI study may be necessary! Hope this helps! Happy New Year! Dr Z ...Read more

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How do you treat pain from my back down my leg?

How do you treat pain from my back down my leg?

Sciatica: A forties women asks about back and leg pain. Heat and rest are in order, and if not resolve in a week or two or if associated with increasing pain or fever or leg weakness then see a doctor sooner. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain i got treated with physio therapy nothing helped when the pain is intense it goes down my leg what to do?

I have lower back pain i got treated with physio therapy nothing helped when the pain is intense it goes down my leg what to do?

Pain: You should see your neurologist or doctor to get further evaluated (e.g., imaging studies) if not done already and to determine a different medication that will help more. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for over 10 years now on the left side & the pain goes down my leg all the way to my foot. Now starting on right also. What is this?

Lower back pain for over 10 years now on the left side & the pain goes down my leg all the way to my foot. Now starting on right also. What is this?

Disc herniation: Could be herniated disc, most likely l5-s1, very unusual, you to young, unless your had an injury, your need to get an MRI , also could be a lumbar spondylistesis, MRI will also show it. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain that goes down my leg on my left leg and my hip will actually go numb.?

I have lower back pain that goes down my leg on my left leg and my hip will actually go numb.?

Might be sciatica: Classic presentation of pain radiating down the leg from the back or hip with or without neurologic symptoms describes a probable sciatica although a hip bursitis or tendinitis like a pyriformis syndrome can mimic a "pinched nerve" presentation. If no better in several days with some activity restriction and otc medication, get it checked. ...Read more

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My back is always out of alignment my L4 is the worst i can move my leg but i get sciatica pain from my back down my butt and leg?

My back is always out of alignment my L4 is the worst i can move my leg but i get sciatica pain from my back down my butt and leg?

Out of "alignment"?: Sounds like you've been going to a chiropractor who's been hoodwinking you with quack chiropractic claptrap. Don't be surprised that you're not getting better. You're not really being treated. When it comes to health, chiropractic is one of the most dangerous frauds ever perpetrated on the ignorant and the gullible. Go see a REAL doctor. You should have no trouble finding one in Massachusetts. ...Read more