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Should I Be Concerned About Severe Pain In My Lower Right Leg Inspite Of Carrying Heavy Weights?

I have severe pain in my lower right leg. It feels like needles being injected into my leg. I did carry very heavy boxes, many, to the basement after Christmas and since then my right side has been having issues. At first it felt like it was going to be my right knee, but the pain has moved to to leg.
Mon, 8 May 2017
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Dear patient you are describing a classical condition known as Sciatica which could be due to prolapsed intervertebral disc.
Yes you must definitely show it to a doctor and get a cat scan done for your lumbar vertebrae.
Also a general physical examination of your back and legs done by an orthopedic can help point to the diagnosis.

The other rare possibility is that you have stretched the sciatic nerve but given your symptoms it seems unlikely
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Should I Be Concerned About Severe Pain In My Lower Right Leg Inspite Of Carrying Heavy Weights?

Dear patient you are describing a classical condition known as Sciatica which could be due to prolapsed intervertebral disc. Yes you must definitely show it to a doctor and get a cat scan done for your lumbar vertebrae. Also a general physical examination of your back and legs done by an orthopedic can help point to the diagnosis. The other rare possibility is that you have stretched the sciatic nerve but given your symptoms it seems unlikely