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Does a herniated disk in the lower back cause burning pain in the back and the leg? Please explain and help

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Dr. Sumeet Kumar
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Because the disc is impinging the nerve that goes down your leg.
Treatment options include conservative treatment, steroid injections, and surgery depending on extent of the herniation, symptoms, signs, etc. Consult a neurologist.

In brief: Yes

Because the disc is impinging the nerve that goes down your leg.
Treatment options include conservative treatment, steroid injections, and surgery depending on extent of the herniation, symptoms, signs, etc. Consult a neurologist.
Dr. Sumeet Kumar
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

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, and is the result of a "short circuit" from pressure. Can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse with mckenzie pt, nsaid's, nerve root injections, and surgery if all else fails. Simple bend/twist causes hnp, trauma not necessary. 80% resolve.

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, and is the result of a "short circuit" from pressure. Can be treated non-surgically if not getting worse with mckenzie pt, nsaid's, nerve root injections, and surgery if all else fails. Simple bend/twist causes hnp, trauma not necessary. 80% resolve.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
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