Hello and welcome to HCM,
of your spine suggests some changes in the lower lumbar spine
The lumbar vertebrae
are separated by intervertebral discs.
These discs are cartilagenous and act as shock
The promnent changes are present in the intervertabral discs between L3-L4 and between L4-S1. These changes are degenerative.
Due to these degenerative changes, the disc protrudes and compresses the nerve
roots especially the L4 nerve root.
The L4 nerve root supplies the lower limb.
Due to compression of this nerve root, the symptoms can be felt in the lower limb.
Initially, management of this condition is conservative.
this involves rest and avoiding movements which accelerate the degeneration of the intervertebral discs.
You need to consult an rthopediatian for further work up.
Thanks and take care.
Dr Shailja P Wahal