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Have stabbing pains in leg and lower back feels achy. What to do?

Feb 2014
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I have stabbing pains in my left leg, my lower back feels achy and I have experienced a sudden loss of use of leg when I was walking down some stairs, I regained it back immediately but I had to hold on to the railing in order to not fall
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Posted Fri, 2 Nov 2012 in Back Pain
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query.

You might be suffering from prolapsed intervertebral disc(PIVD),Lumbar spondylosis, or lumbar spinal stenosis.

To allow me to help you better, please let me know if you also have any of the following complaints:

*Any kind of loss of sensation and tingling in legs
*Weakness in legs
*Any bladder and bowel disturbances
*Standing and walking aggrevate the symptoms while sitting/forward stooping *relieves the symptoms.
*Stiffness in back that decreses after activity & exercise.

Once I have these answers, we would be able to discuss the treatment better.

Waiting for your reply.

Wishing you good health.

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