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1st day, woke up with lower back pain; 2nd day, back and legs hurt. She describes the pain to be moderately-extreme.?

1st day, woke up with lower back pain; 2nd day, back and legs hurt. She describes the pain to be moderately-extreme.?

Go to your doc: low back pain that travels down the legs can be anything from arthritis to more serious conditions It's time to seek medical care with your doctor who can not only work her up but also offer pain relief. Good luck, hope she feels better soon. ...Read more

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My tailbone and lower back hurt bad. What could this be? It is on and around my spine and by my butt and is making my hips and legs hurt.

My tailbone and lower back hurt bad. What could this be? It is on and around my spine and by my butt and is making my hips and legs hurt.

Will likely improve: How long ago did it start? Any trauma? Most lower back/buttocks and sacral pain can be improved with anti inflammatory medications and directed physical therapy. I would recommend taking Motrin or naprosyn (naproxen) if you don't have heart burn or stomach issues. If pain does not improve and it's been around for about a month along with numbness ; tingling or weakness in legs then I would see spine doc. ...Read more

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Neuro said pain in foot coming from pinched nerve in lower back. No leg pain just foot. Hurts to stand but when I lift foot off ground no pain. Back?

Neuro said pain in foot coming from pinched nerve in lower back. No leg pain just foot. Hurts to stand but when I lift foot off ground no pain. Back?

Possible: It is possible that foot pain can come from a pinched nerve in the back. The other possible causes can include problems with the foot itself or a combination of the two. You could potentially see an orthopedic surgeon it a podiatrist to give an opinion about whether there are issues with the foot itself if you did not feel comfortable with what the neurologist was telling you. ...Read more

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Sever lower back pain sever leg pain and me eyes hurt and itch it feels. Better to just keep my eyes closed please respond ASAP please?

Sever lower back pain sever leg pain and me eyes hurt and itch it feels. Better to just keep my eyes closed please respond ASAP please?

Get help soon: You may need to go to the ER if you can't see your primary care very soon. You could have anything from a pinched nerve in your back, infection, problem in your brain. Don't wait for it to get better or worse, get help soon! ...Read more

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I have two herniated discs in my lower back which when they hurt I feel the pain run to my stomach is that normal?? Also makes my legs hurt

I have two herniated discs in my lower back which when they hurt I feel the pain run to my stomach is that normal?? Also makes my legs hurt

Herniated discs: Herniated discs cause compression of nerves. Tears in the discs (annular tears) can mimic a herniated disc. When the low back (lumbar spine) is involved, the pain radiates into the legs. Pain to the abdomen is usually a herniated disc in the thoracic spine or there is another reason for the pain. ...Read more

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25yr. Female. Bp 113/73 hr 87. My lower back and all the way down my legs hurt. All my extremities feel heavy. I'm exhausted. What's going on?

MRI of back: You could have a disc problem in your back irritating a nerve referring pain into your legs. You need an MRI of your back after a thorough history and physical exam ...Read more

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I started having lower back pain that eased when I started moving around but started again as if I'd done too much. Sides and legs hurt as well.?

I started having lower back pain that eased when I started moving around but started again as if I'd done too much. Sides and legs hurt as well.?

See below: You may have strained a muscle or ligament supporting your spine. It's also possible that you injured your disc. Usually pain will improve over 1-2 weeks with rest and anti-inlfammatories. If the pain last longer than two weeks I recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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I have numbness/tingling on both wrist/legs hurt w/vibration and twitching also have lower back pain. What can this be?

I have numbness/tingling on both wrist/legs hurt w/vibration and twitching also have lower back pain. What can this be?

Neurologic: Would have you see a neurologist to clarify what this may be. This can be due to irritation of nerves or neurologic system or it could be paresthesia which are separate type of problem not due to any neurologic damage ...Read more

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I strained and hurt my back last year. I have lower back pain now and if I carry my heavy backpack my legs hurt when I walk. Slipped disc?

I strained and hurt my back last year. I have lower back pain now and if I carry my heavy backpack my legs hurt when I walk. Slipped disc?

Back pain: You should be evaluated to determine the cause by seeing an orthopaedic doctor. Many times some simple things can be reccomended to alleviate your symptoms, provided your spinal structure is intact. (requires at least tan xray and depending on your physical exam maybe an MRI) ...Read more

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Pain lower back, both legs, knees. Hips & bum hurt intermittently when walking. Legs both achey, lower legs hurt when massaged. Hurt when resting to?

Pain lower back, both legs, knees. Hips & bum hurt intermittently when walking. Legs both achey, lower legs hurt when massaged. Hurt when resting to?

Circulation?: It could be a circulation problem or narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back region. I would get this checked as soon as you can by your doctor or an urgent care. ...Read more

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Lower back pain after Intercourse? Legs hurt to move and pelvic sore why?

Positional problem: If intercourse is always in the "missionary" position with you on your back, a little variation in position can go a long way to alleviate your concerns A side to side or woman above position can be "enlightening". In other words, women are the "superior" sex. ...Read more

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1st I was having pain in shin toe an knee now lower back an both hips an legs hurt like achey pain wat could it be? Osteoporosis run in family an arth

1st I was having pain in shin toe an knee now lower back an both hips an legs hurt like achey pain wat could it be? Osteoporosis run in family an arth

Well, you are pretty: Young to have pain from degenerative arthritis; also young for osteoporosis (though that doesn't typically cause pain). I would pursue a metabolic or rheumatologic cause: deficient vitamin D or magnesium, anemia/iron deficiency. Or perhaps a systemic inflammatory process: post-infectious arthritis/arthralgia, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis?? Need careful physical/laboratory eval:) ...Read more

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Is pain in the lower back with leg pain at the same time necessarily sciatica?

Is pain in the lower back with leg pain at the same time necessarily sciatica?

Could be: There are many possible reasons for this combination, sciatica would be high on my list, but it is not all inclusive. ...Read more

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I have excruciating hip and leg pain and lower back. Started a few hrs ago. No accident What could be the cause?

I have excruciating hip and leg pain and lower back. Started a few hrs ago. No accident What could be the cause?

Disc?: If we apply the concept of trying to explain each complaint with one diagnosis, then we would target your back, pinched nerve or disc ...Read more

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Consistent lower back and leg pain, what do you suggest?

Consistent lower back and leg pain, what do you suggest?

See a specialist: A spine specialist can perform a thorough history and physical exam and provide recommendations. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are possible leads to for my lower back and leg pain?

Could you tell me what are possible leads to for my lower back and leg pain?

Maybe Orthotics.: It sounds like you may have a biomechanical instability in your feet that is passing problems "up the kinetic chain." custom made prescription orthotics, made by a certified lab, under the recommendations of a podiatrist can probably help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lower back and upper leg pain?

What to do if I have lower back and upper leg pain?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I have lower back and leg pain, extending from hip to calves, which is keeping me awake at night. Any idea what could be causing this?

I have lower back and leg pain, extending from hip to calves, which is keeping me awake at night. Any idea what could be causing this?

Many possibilies: There are a number of potential conditions that can produce these symptoms. My suggestion is to see your doctor have a good physical examination to determine the most likely cause. ...Read more

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I have been having constant leg pain. My calf, my thigh, and my lower back. At night it's the worst and I can't sleep. Any ideas as to what I can do?

2 problems: Sometimes back pain can radiate down your legs and cause both sites to hurt or you could have a back problem and treatable vein disease in your legs. Make appointment with doctor for your back and vein specialist for ultrasound of your veins. Www. Phlebology. Org to find doc in your area. In the meantime, wear medical compression stockings in the day to help prevent or diminish leg pain & local ice. ...Read more

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I am three weeks post op TVH. I went on a long trip this past week (about 11 hours each way), now having lower back pain and leg pain on left side.

I am three weeks post op TVH. I went on a long trip this past week (about 11 hours each way), now having lower back pain and leg pain on left side.

Evaluation: A doctor will need to evaluate your leg urgently. Your long road trip soon after major surgery makes you high risk for a blood clot in the leg called a DVT. This needs prompt evaluation ...Read more

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Can tail bone pain cause lower back and leg pain?

Kind of: Another way to say it perhaps is that there are conditions in the spine that can cause pain in the tailbone, back, and leg. Not so much that one pain causes the other, but rather that they can potentially have the same source. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have bad lower back pain when I lie down, as well as constant bilateral lower leg pain. I'm 22 otherwise healthy. Any thought?

Lower Back Pain: Pain in the back and legs in a horizontal position that is not relieved by changing position except to be upright is a red flag. Concern is something blocking venous return of blood through batson's plexus. Especially concerning if radiating into legs. ...Read more