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I am experiencing hip pain, low back pain, knee pain and pain shooting down the leg. The following also describe me: Back pain, Leg numbness, Leg ...

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Dr. Stephen Watson
Pain Management
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In brief: Multifactorial pain

Without exam/MRI difficult to label your pains.
Low back, hip, leg pain and numbness clearly CAN be related to indicate disc problems in the low back with resultant discogenic and radicular pain. Ibuprofen/naproxen/acetaminophen can help some pain. For diagnosis/treatment, you need a lumbar spine MRI and formal evaluation to see if all problems tie together. Treatment possible. Good luck!

In brief: Multifactorial pain

Without exam/MRI difficult to label your pains.
Low back, hip, leg pain and numbness clearly CAN be related to indicate disc problems in the low back with resultant discogenic and radicular pain. Ibuprofen/naproxen/acetaminophen can help some pain. For diagnosis/treatment, you need a lumbar spine MRI and formal evaluation to see if all problems tie together. Treatment possible. Good luck!
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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine

In brief: It sound like

you may have a PINCHED NERVE in your SPINE between the Lumbar 4th and 5th Vertebrae.
The knee/leg pain may be "referred pain" actually due to the nerve being injured as it "takes off" from your spinal cord to travel in between the 4th and 5th verterbra to your lnee and leg. A LUMBAR MRI will confirm or exclude this idea. Hope this is helpful Dr Z

In brief: It sound like

you may have a PINCHED NERVE in your SPINE between the Lumbar 4th and 5th Vertebrae.
The knee/leg pain may be "referred pain" actually due to the nerve being injured as it "takes off" from your spinal cord to travel in between the 4th and 5th verterbra to your lnee and leg. A LUMBAR MRI will confirm or exclude this idea. Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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