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After suffering from herniated disc 3 years ago, after the treatment. There is still pain in right side of my lower back, hip, and whole leg. Help.

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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
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In brief: See your surgeon

Check with your neurosurgeon.
Dynamic flexion extension xrays to check for instability etc. Emg and MRI help find a residual nerve compression but your symptoms (whole leg pain) do not suggest a nerve root issue. Several patients have recommended john e. Sarno's back pain book (it is on #1 or #2 on amazon for back pain books).

In brief: See your surgeon

Check with your neurosurgeon.
Dynamic flexion extension xrays to check for instability etc. Emg and MRI help find a residual nerve compression but your symptoms (whole leg pain) do not suggest a nerve root issue. Several patients have recommended john e. Sarno's back pain book (it is on #1 or #2 on amazon for back pain books).
Thank

In brief: Sounds like nerve

Most likely condition would be a pinched nerve.
The nerves that supply the feet stem from nerve branches traveling from the leg. The "pinch" could be from the back at its root, but it an also be locally due to musculature. Another thing to be checked is circulation because if blood flow is hampered to a an area, it can cause pain and reduce function in the nerves. Get checked properly.

In brief: Sounds like nerve

Most likely condition would be a pinched nerve.
The nerves that supply the feet stem from nerve branches traveling from the leg. The "pinch" could be from the back at its root, but it an also be locally due to musculature. Another thing to be checked is circulation because if blood flow is hampered to a an area, it can cause pain and reduce function in the nerves. Get checked properly.
Thank
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Dr. Soren Singel
A neural basis for "low back, hip and whole leg" pain cannot be supported. Recommend EMG to pinpoint the problem.
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