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Why do I have a sharp pain in my back that runs down to my leg ?

i have sharp pain in back and pain running down my leg hurts when i walk should i go to my family doctor
Asked On : Sat, 18 Feb 2012
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Hi welcome to HCM.
If the pain is running down the back of your leg, it is likely to be due to nerve compression in your spine called sciatica.
If the pain is in the front of the leg, it is from the hip or pelvic bone.
If the pain is new and recent, it will respond to anti inflammatory drugs taken for a week.'
If the pain is old and chronic please see your doctor for investigations, proper diagnosis and treatment. Hope this satisfactorily answers your query. Regards.
Answered: Sat, 18 Feb 2012
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