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Lower left back pain with excrusheating pain down the leg?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Disc Herniation?

While sciatica is most commonly a result of a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the nerve, any cause of irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can reproduce the symptoms of sciatica.
This irritation of nerves as a result of an abnormal intervertebral disc is referred to as radiculopathy. Aside from a pinched nerve from a disc, other causes can occur.

In brief: Disc Herniation?

While sciatica is most commonly a result of a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the nerve, any cause of irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can reproduce the symptoms of sciatica.
This irritation of nerves as a result of an abnormal intervertebral disc is referred to as radiculopathy. Aside from a pinched nerve from a disc, other causes can occur.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Possible disc hernia

If pain is traveling into the leg and it is worse than your back pain, it may be due to a disc herniation especially if it hurts to cough or sneeze or to bear down when having a bowel movement.

In brief: Possible disc hernia

If pain is traveling into the leg and it is worse than your back pain, it may be due to a disc herniation especially if it hurts to cough or sneeze or to bear down when having a bowel movement.
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