I have had lower back pain which goes down my hip and right leg. The pain reaches down to my calf. What could be causing it? Muscle relaxers didn't work.
Could be disc. Agree with dr badgley that your description is of sciatica. Real question to be answered is whether a nerve root in lower back is compressed by a protruded or ruptured disc, or if a more peripheral pain generator such as sacro-iliac dysfnctn or piriformis syndrome may be the cause. Would not expect muscle relaxer to help here. You need to uncover causation, and treat the pain generator itself.
Cause of sciatica. Sciatica is a pain pattern caused by many different mechanisms.
Sciatica. True sciatica is leg pain that shoots from back, down the leg past the knee. This mimics the path of the sciatic nerve, thus it's name. Mri of the spine or pelvis would serve to differentiate in most cases if exam and history is not clear. Young patients more likely to have herniated disc. Older patients, pressure from arthritic spurs. All can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse.
? Sciatic nerve. Please see your physician or orthopedic surgeon to be evaluated for possible sciatica. If your sciatic nerve is inflammed, the medical provider can evaluate for cause to determine what can be done to improve it. Take care.
I'm having lower back pain but its radiating down into my right hip and have right leg numbness on my right upper outside leg. Whats my health answer?
Common. This is a very common pattern. There are a few possibilities for this pain. I would recommend that you see a physiatrist (specialist in rehab medicine) and they can evaluate you and suggest appropriate treatment. Read more...
Orthopedic evaluatio. Of lumbar spine for possible disc disease. Read more...
Mri no breaks, stretch and see chiro and sports med doc... Still low back pain and under right leg/hip. I run 10 miles a week. 2 c-sections. Help?
Further treatment. Beyond "breaks" is the more usual causes of pain, which is inflammatory issues of the joints and soft-tissues of the lumbar spine. If the conservative treatments are failing you, you might now need some injections into what hurts. A pain doc can evaluate your symptoms to see if you need trigger point injections, si joint or facet joint injections, etc. Many options to help you with your pain. Read more...