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What causes back pain that radiates from the upper back to the feet on left side?

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Dr. Ajay Panwar


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Posted on Fri, 7 Sep 2018 in General Health
Question: I have a back pain since 5 months. The pain goes from Upper back to Feet (Left side). I sit and work for 8 hours a day. My calf muscles also pains a lot. I can feel the movement of nerves.

Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please provide some more details.

Detailed Answer:

I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist, here to answer your query.

I shall be glad to answer your query,however, I need to know some more details:
1)Does your pain radiates from lower back to hip and lower limb on left side?
2)Do you having tingling,numbness or any abnormal sensations in left lower limb?
3)Do your pain increases on bending forwards or straining?
4)Do you have any known medical history?

I shall be glad to have you in follow-up with details so that I can answer this well further.

Dr.Ajay Panwar,
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar 53 minutes later
Hi doc.
Reply to your question.

All yes. But no medical history. But sometimes my other leg is in pain. Specially when i walk.
Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar 18 hours later
Brief Answer:
MRI Spine

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being in follow-up.

In view of your answers to my questions, it appears that you may be having spinal disc related problems in the lumbar region causing nerve root compression. I would suggest you get a MRI spine to rule out the same.

Hope that helps.

Take care,
Dr.Ajay Panwar,

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