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Pain started in low back then next day started hutton in lower leg pain in back went away and pain in thigh and calf doctor said sciatica?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not uncommon

Many people who rupture or herniate a disk have initial back pain, and as this insult 2 the disk space improves and leg pain from pressure on the adjacent nerve root results in the leg pain.
Some have only leg pain & no back & others have both @ the same time. It needs an eval by a spine surgeon, & proper imaging.Aimaging . After this is complete a plan of action will B discussed.

In brief: Not uncommon

Many people who rupture or herniate a disk have initial back pain, and as this insult 2 the disk space improves and leg pain from pressure on the adjacent nerve root results in the leg pain.
Some have only leg pain & no back & others have both @ the same time. It needs an eval by a spine surgeon, & proper imaging.Aimaging . After this is complete a plan of action will B discussed.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Spine Injury

This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a pain/spine specialist.
You may be a candidate for epidural steroid injections for relief.

In brief: Spine Injury

This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a pain/spine specialist.
You may be a candidate for epidural steroid injections for relief.
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Dr. Nathaniel Brooks
Neurosurgery

In brief: Pinched spinal nerve

Yes this is likely a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine causing radiating pain.
This condition is called lumbar radiculopathy. Although it is often labelled "sciatica". It is usually caused be a herniated lumbar disc. The good news is that about 80% of patients get better without any treatment. If the pain persists past 6 weeks contact your doctor to discuss treatment options.

In brief: Pinched spinal nerve

Yes this is likely a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine causing radiating pain.
This condition is called lumbar radiculopathy. Although it is often labelled "sciatica". It is usually caused be a herniated lumbar disc. The good news is that about 80% of patients get better without any treatment. If the pain persists past 6 weeks contact your doctor to discuss treatment options.
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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology

In brief: Likely muscle spasm

Affecting the sciatic notch and exiting nerve.
Likely mild sciatica.

In brief: Likely muscle spasm

Affecting the sciatic notch and exiting nerve.
Likely mild sciatica.
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