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Numbness and lower back pain?

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Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Disc

A disc herniation in the lumbar spine could cause both back pain and numbness .
If the symptoms persist or are limiting you, see your doctor, or a spine md.

In brief: Disc

A disc herniation in the lumbar spine could cause both back pain and numbness .
If the symptoms persist or are limiting you, see your doctor, or a spine md.
Dr. Justin Esterberg
Dr. Justin Esterberg
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Dr. Mark Brezinski
Sports Medicine

In brief: Need to be seen

Unfortunately there is no easy answer to this one.
If you have neurologic symptoms, you need to be seen. You can have spinal nerve compression or cauda equina syndrome for example.

In brief: Need to be seen

Unfortunately there is no easy answer to this one.
If you have neurologic symptoms, you need to be seen. You can have spinal nerve compression or cauda equina syndrome for example.
Dr. Mark Brezinski
Dr. Mark Brezinski
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