Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
126 Doctors are Online

Burning and pain in abdomen, during sitting. Could this have anything to do with the vagus nerve?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 11707 Questions
I have several symptoms that have occurred pretty much at the same time starting about 6-8 weeks ago. I get a burning stabbing pain in my left mid abdomen just below my rib cage, tightening across my mid back, then pain in the back of my left leg from my bottom all the way down my leg. The pain is mostly when I am sitting and the leg pain is definitely the worst of the three pains that occur. Could this have anything to do with the vagus nerve?
Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2012 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 7 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain oin abdomen below left rib cage with tightening across the back could be due to gastritis or renal stones . An ultrasound scan of the abdomen will help in detecting the exact pathology.
The pain in the back radiating to the back of the leg is likely to be due to nerve compression at the spinal level due to age related spondylottic changes in the spine. I encourage you to consult your orthopedician for investigations like MRI of spine and further treatment.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor