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What causes pain in lower back radiating to upper leg?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Aug 2015
Question: lower back pain sometimes running down the left upper leg. just lately I am having a dry mouth with a iron taste and smell
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Hanif (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need to consult a neurosurgeon.

Detailed Answer:
Dr. Hanif warmly Welcomes you!

Thanks for consulting at my virtual clinic. I have carefully worked through your case, and can realize your health worries. Being your physician, I will take care all of your medical concerns.

Metallic taste in the mouth has many reasons like Poor oral hygiene, taking some drugs (medicines). People with dementia also have taste abnormalities if there is problem in the brain are that is connected to taste buds.

Now coming to your main issue of backache. It may be due to herniation of the disc in the lumbosacral region. It leads to the pinching on the nerve going down in the legs and causes pain.

I suggest you to please consult a Neurosurgeon for complete assessment and treatment. Neurosurgeons are trained for treating such pains very perfectly. He will do complete physical examination and will run a battery of tests and will diagnose the cause to treat it accordingly.



Have a wonderful time ahead. Hope I answered all of your questions. Let me know if you have any further clinical concerns. I will be happy to get back to you shortly. If satisfied here, please give a five star rating and don't forget to close the discussion.

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DR. XXXXXXX HANIF
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What causes pain in lower back radiating to upper leg?

Brief Answer: Need to consult a neurosurgeon. Detailed Answer: Dr. Hanif warmly Welcomes you! Thanks for consulting at my virtual clinic. I have carefully worked through your case, and can realize your health worries. Being your physician, I will take care all of your medical concerns. Metallic taste in the mouth has many reasons like Poor oral hygiene, taking some drugs (medicines). People with dementia also have taste abnormalities if there is problem in the brain are that is connected to taste buds. Now coming to your main issue of backache. It may be due to herniation of the disc in the lumbosacral region. It leads to the pinching on the nerve going down in the legs and causes pain. I suggest you to please consult a Neurosurgeon for complete assessment and treatment. Neurosurgeons are trained for treating such pains very perfectly. He will do complete physical examination and will run a battery of tests and will diagnose the cause to treat it accordingly. Have a wonderful time ahead. Hope I answered all of your questions. Let me know if you have any further clinical concerns. I will be happy to get back to you shortly. If satisfied here, please give a five star rating and don't forget to close the discussion. Regards! DR. XXXXXXX HANIF USA