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Posted on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: My 16 year old son has been having burning sensations running down his legs whenever he sits or lays down.
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Pinched or compressed nerves.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Symptoms you describe may be linked to conditions such pinched nerve at the exit from vertebral column (sciatica, spondylolisthesis), compression of nerves during their pathway (piriformis syndrome), etc.

At your son's age trauma (sports for example) may be one of the causes.

Getting evaluated clinically by your son's GP is the first step in understanding his condition.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Take care.


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