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What is the relationship between leg pain and your lumbar spine?

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Dr. Kevin Stone
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Nerves

The nerves that intervate your legs for both senation and motor originate at the lumbar spine from the spinal cord.
Each lumbar segment has a nerve that exits and runs down into the lower portion of your body. So pain in the legs could be from the lumbar spine nerves. Having an physician examine you would be your first step in determining your leg pain origin.

In brief: Nerves

The nerves that intervate your legs for both senation and motor originate at the lumbar spine from the spinal cord.
Each lumbar segment has a nerve that exits and runs down into the lower portion of your body. So pain in the legs could be from the lumbar spine nerves. Having an physician examine you would be your first step in determining your leg pain origin.
Dr. Kevin Stone
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Dr. Payam Rafat
I agree. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Can be referred or

Pain from back problem can be either referred pain or radicular pain or both into the leg or legs.
Referred pain just means the extent of the spread of the pain originating from any one of a number of back problems. Pain that is radicular is due to an irritation or compression of a spinal nerve within the spinal region with referred pain usually not extending past the knees while the other may.

In brief: Can be referred or

Pain from back problem can be either referred pain or radicular pain or both into the leg or legs.
Referred pain just means the extent of the spread of the pain originating from any one of a number of back problems. Pain that is radicular is due to an irritation or compression of a spinal nerve within the spinal region with referred pain usually not extending past the knees while the other may.
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