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Severe lower back pain on left side, tingling down the leg on raising it. What could the cause be?

recently twisting and setting a basket of clothes onto bed, one week later still in eminence pain in my lower back on my left side and tingling down my left leg when i raise it. Ive been icing it and taking anti inflammatory regularly. no relief yet laying down nor in sitting position. what could be the cause of this i think it could be related to the sacrum? or a Sciatic pinched nerve???
Asked On : Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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the cause of your problem most likely is prolapsed disc disease which is causing pressure on sciatic nerve and hence tingling down your leg. your should continue anti inflammatories, rest in "semi fowlers position" i.e laying by your side with both knees and hips flexed with a small pillow between your knees. rest is also of prime importance. consult a orthopedic surgeon.
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Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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