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I have sharp pain from my buttocks all the way down my left leg sometimes it hurts to sit stand or bend...What could it be?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sciatica?

You are desscribing a condition called sciatica.
This is an irritation of the sciatic (cy-attic) nerve as it come off your lower spine. This can be due to disc protrusion or arthritis or instability of the vertebrae. Usually treated with rest, heat or ice, anti-inflammatories and keeping the knees bent slightly. May need parenteral anti-inflammatories and pain meds and pt. See your pcp.Google.

In brief: Sciatica?

You are desscribing a condition called sciatica.
This is an irritation of the sciatic (cy-attic) nerve as it come off your lower spine. This can be due to disc protrusion or arthritis or instability of the vertebrae. Usually treated with rest, heat or ice, anti-inflammatories and keeping the knees bent slightly. May need parenteral anti-inflammatories and pain meds and pt. See your pcp.Google.
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Sciatica

From a pinched nerve in low back.

In brief: Sciatica

From a pinched nerve in low back.
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