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I have lower back pain and burning in my buttocks and leg ?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
6 doctors agree

In brief: Sciatica

Leg pain radiating to buttocks/leg may be coming from a 'pinched nerve' in the lumbar (lower) spine.
Pain can come/go depending upon the degree of nerve compression. An MRI scan will be able to show exactly which nerve is affected. The most important warning signs are leg weakness and change in bladder/bowel function. Development of these signs warrants an immediate visit to a physician.

In brief: Sciatica

Leg pain radiating to buttocks/leg may be coming from a 'pinched nerve' in the lumbar (lower) spine.
Pain can come/go depending upon the degree of nerve compression. An MRI scan will be able to show exactly which nerve is affected. The most important warning signs are leg weakness and change in bladder/bowel function. Development of these signs warrants an immediate visit to a physician.
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: ? Herniated disc

These symptoms are consistent with a disc herniation especially if the leg pain is the predominate symptom. See you doctor for treatment especially if you experience numbness, weakness, or loss of bowel or bladder control.
Finally, don't suffer and tolerate the symptoms, there are good treatments that can relieve the pain and treat the other symptoms.

In brief: ? Herniated disc

These symptoms are consistent with a disc herniation especially if the leg pain is the predominate symptom. See you doctor for treatment especially if you experience numbness, weakness, or loss of bowel or bladder control.
Finally, don't suffer and tolerate the symptoms, there are good treatments that can relieve the pain and treat the other symptoms.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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