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What causes pain in the lower back and goes down the leg?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Siatica

Piched nerve in low back at the bottom two levels disc herniation or bone spur.

In brief: Siatica

Piched nerve in low back at the bottom two levels disc herniation or bone spur.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: A pinched nerve

The most common reason for back pain that shoots down the leg is a pinched nerve which may be due to: 1.
A herniated disc 2. Spinal stenosis 3. A slipped vertebra (spondylolisthesis) 4. Other reasons (tumor, infection, etc.) seek medical attention if there is progressive worsening of pain, numbness, weakness, tingling, or bowel/bladder issues.

In brief: A pinched nerve

The most common reason for back pain that shoots down the leg is a pinched nerve which may be due to: 1.
A herniated disc 2. Spinal stenosis 3. A slipped vertebra (spondylolisthesis) 4. Other reasons (tumor, infection, etc.) seek medical attention if there is progressive worsening of pain, numbness, weakness, tingling, or bowel/bladder issues.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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