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Pain in leg, back pain, Will it affect nerves in leg?

I am a 31 year old female. Recently I have been having pinprick pain, aches and just a general strange feeling in my legs. Mostly my right leg. This happened about a week before I had a really bad backache which lasted a few days. I have this back pain in my lower back a few times a year and with rest it goes away. could it be affecting my legs this time? I have heard that lower back problems can affect nerves in the leg.
Asked On : Sat, 21 Apr 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hand Surgery 's  Response
welcome to hcm forum

as per your history you have pricking pain in the leg, you have not mention wheter it is in the thigh or in the calf, this time the back pain you had what triggered, like you had fall or you had lifted the weightt, or you where travelling in the bus or any other cause,but you have said that you had the back pain which came and went on the rest .

anyway, the history that u gave i would like to rule out IVDP or meralagia parasthesia,
i would advice you to meet an orthopaediccian who will examine and treat accordingly. for the time being you can take rest, not bend forward, not to lift weight and analgesics

wish you early recovery
Answered: Tue, 22 May 2012
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Gastroenterologist, Surgical Dr. Ketan Vagholkar's  Response
I would suggest you to visist a orthopaedic surgeon and get yourself neurologically examined. The symptoms you have described could be due to sciatica or even a disc problem. This will warrant further investigation.
Answered: Sat, 21 Apr 2012
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