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I have pain in my lower back going into my hips and down to my left leg. What could be wrong?

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Dr. Connie Topliff
Family Medicine

In brief: Need to see your doc

Sounds like something could be putting pressure on your sciatic nerve.
Could be pressure from a part of your back vertebrae, arthritis, or tight back muscles. Often can be relieved by strengthening your 'core muscles'. Let your doctor examine you. X-rays are not always necessary. If you start losing control of your bowels or bladder, you should go to an er.

In brief: Need to see your doc

Sounds like something could be putting pressure on your sciatic nerve.
Could be pressure from a part of your back vertebrae, arthritis, or tight back muscles. Often can be relieved by strengthening your 'core muscles'. Let your doctor examine you. X-rays are not always necessary. If you start losing control of your bowels or bladder, you should go to an er.
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