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What the usually symptoms of having a herniated disk in the low back L5 s1 ? Does this involve the sciatic nerve? I have a lot of pain in leg to ankle

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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A herniated disc in this area compresses a nerve root which is a component of the sciatic nerve.
Your symptoms suggest this to be the case. Seek medical attention.

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A herniated disc in this area compresses a nerve root which is a component of the sciatic nerve.
Your symptoms suggest this to be the case. Seek medical attention.
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