Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?

Cross SLR . This could be a sign of a lumbar spine intervertebral disc herniation or something else. See your doctor for further evaluation and examination. The history and exam may be able to diagnose a disc herniation. An MRI is often needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help guide treatment options.

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I have lower back pain on my right side that goes down butt check and leg. When I stand up I can barley walk and makes me stiff. And causes sharp pain?

Pinched Nerve. While there are many causes of leg pain , one of the most common causes is lumbar radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves leaving the back gets compressed as it leaves the spine and travels down the leg. Compression may occur due to degenerative/bulging discs or arthritic bone spurs contacting the nerve. See your physician if these symptoms last longer than 2 weeks. Read more...
Radiculopathy. Sounds like pain from your back and effecting the nerve that goes into your leg. Would definitely have checked out. Read more...