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Why when my lower back hurts the pain shoots up all the from my fingers down to my toes?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Better get seen

Back pain with symptoms that radiate into your legs can be a sign of nerve compression.
Its best to have a doctor take a close look at this problem. It can be just muscular, but it can be a herniated disc (like I have in my back) or other problem pressing on the nerves. A physical exam by an experienced doc can help distinguish the serious from the not so serious causes of this type of pain.

In brief: Better get seen

Back pain with symptoms that radiate into your legs can be a sign of nerve compression.
Its best to have a doctor take a close look at this problem. It can be just muscular, but it can be a herniated disc (like I have in my back) or other problem pressing on the nerves. A physical exam by an experienced doc can help distinguish the serious from the not so serious causes of this type of pain.
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