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My doc saw on my MRI that I have arthritis in my back (l14 and l15). Can this arthritis cause leg pains?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Definitely

If the arthritic changes compress a spinal nerve root, they can cause pain in the areas supplied by that root.
L4 and l5, in particular, are responsible for sensation down a significant portion of the legs. Depending on the nature of the compression, physical therapy or medication to reduce nerve activity can be helpful with these symptoms.

In brief: Definitely

If the arthritic changes compress a spinal nerve root, they can cause pain in the areas supplied by that root.
L4 and l5, in particular, are responsible for sensation down a significant portion of the legs. Depending on the nature of the compression, physical therapy or medication to reduce nerve activity can be helpful with these symptoms.
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

Osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine can cause leg pain.

In brief: Yes

Osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine can cause leg pain.
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