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Hello- I am a 21 year old female and for the past few months I have been experiencing some lower back pain- but it seems to be radiating down my right leg as well. When I sit I feel the pain in my butt and it is umcomfortable for me to sit down on hard surfaces for a long time (which is hard because I am taking a 4 hour class- 5 days a week) I have gone to my chiropractor and he says if my condidtion does not improve I will have to go for an mri to see if something is interferring with my sciatic nerve. I have a couple questions and hopefully someone who may have experienced this type of pain can clear things up for me:

1. I have done some research on sciatica information and it seems that most people feel pain down the back of their legs- but a lot of my pain seems to go into my knee- when driving or sitting in a car the pain in my knee is almost unbearable- I was wondering if knee pain can be associated with this diagnosis.

2. Along with the back and leg pain I have also had pain in my right lower abdomen and I was wondering if sciatica can cause this pain as well. It's so low almost to where my hip bone is- and I have gone to the doctors a couple of times worried that it may be appendicitis or something along those lines and cat scans and ultrasounds have ruled out anything like that. So would just like to know if this could be related or I should be further investigating this abdomen pain as something totally unrelated!
***so any help as to what could be causing my problem would be greatly appreciated- thanks for your time Smile
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replied January 8th, 2007
Lower Back Pain
I am a male and I experience pain in my lower back radiating down my leg when I drive its not so much pain but a numbing sensation which gets uncomfortable
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replied January 11th, 2007
Sciatica
I have had similar problems. I only experienced any real relief when I had lessons in the alexander technique which teaches you to deal with the causes of back pain and associated problems.
One useful site is http://www.Thealexandercentre.Co.Uk which has a lot of information including how to find a teacher in your area
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replied January 15th, 2007
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Read about sijd
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replied January 16th, 2007
I am currently having the same problem. My chiroprator uses the gonstead technique and this seems to help alot.
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replied January 15th, 2009
Right side low back pain
I am a 50 year old female. I had experienced right side from 2000 to 2006 when after numerous doctors & chiropractors, doctors telling me it's in my head, it's depression... finally after 6 years If couldn't take it any more and went back to my doctor and finally ordered an CT & MRI. Turned out they found a tumor in my spine L4-5, (Myxopapillary ependymoma) I had surgery in Jan. 2006, they thought they saw 2 more tumors when in there, had another MRI and they found 2 more wrapped around my bowel & bladder nerves, I had them removed in March 2006. The pain & problems I had experienced for so long was better. The surgery caused other problems but my doctor did an amazing job. In July 2008, my MRI showed a cyst, back to surgery for that. I thank God I found a terrific doctor because such delicate surgery can cause paralysis. I am posting this because you should never give up, and never believe what these doctors tell you, you know your body, insist they find the reason for the pain.
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replied January 28th, 2009
pain radiating down leg
Lilash,
do you still have radiating pain and abdominal pain? I'm a female with same symptoms (had them for 6 years) and my doctor thinks it's caused by my uterine fibroids pressing on the spinal nerves. I just had a nerve conduction test which ruled out a herniated disc in my back so the fibroid theory is more likely the cause. You might want to get a pelvic MRI to see if this could be the cause of your pain.
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replied July 21st, 2009
Maybe somebody can help me!!!
I have pain for period of months in my lower back and my rigth leg and is ugly pain it is really get me bad even when i am driving ,i dont went to the doctor get but i will but i am kind scare now. When i work for so many hours up on the nigths because i am working in the hospital , by the morning i am in a lot of pain, most in my leg is terrible pain .
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replied July 27th, 2009
sound like possible pars fractice, spondyololis. I have the very same symptoms along with my back pain.
pain down the legs to my ankles, hamstring, buttock, hip and groin
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replied July 31st, 2009
i was cleaning my hardwood floor crouched down both feet flat on the floor and then the next day my lower back hurt. I assumed i strained it somehow and expected my back to get better in a weak max. three months later i still have back pain and it feels like its in my hip shooting down my right leg.. i feel it after i sit down and then stand up. it's a mixture between sharp pain right when i stand up to a numb pain. when i sneeze its a sharp pain. hope its not a tumor.
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replied August 1st, 2009
Extremely eHealthy
Sounds like both of you have nerve compression and need to see a spine surgeon for a spinal evaluation and diagnosis. once you have that then a treatment plan can be devised to treat you.

Good luck

Fran
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replied May 2nd, 2010
Im a 32yr old women. I have suffered the same thing for 2 years now, an xray on my spine revealed a dermoid cyst on my right ovary which was successfully removed but symptoms persist. I have been bouncing between numerous doctors and not one has been able to help Sad For the last 2 weeks i wake with pain in my right arm down through my body to my right leg..... beginning to think this is just something im going to have to live with Sad
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replied May 3rd, 2010
Extremely eHealthy
what does the dr say about this. you wouldnt think the overy problem would cause pain in the arm. it might be a neck problem but i would recommend you see an ortho or neuro surgeon who is a spine specialist....pete
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replied March 14th, 2013
pain in lower left back
i am 31 years and have been suffering pain on my left side right on my left thai joint. according to my doctor he prescribed below medic :

01.indomethacin 25 mg
02.Aristoval D-calcium 500 and Vitamin D 200 iu
03.salazine-sulfasaiazine 500 mg
04.FiniX20- Rabeprazole sodium 20
05.Adam33- Prednisolone USP 5 mg
06.folic Acid BP 5 mg

But it didnt work out. when i feel pain i couldnt even move myself for an Inch .

Please help me out with your valued suggestion.

Thank you
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replied June 10th, 2013
spinal dermoid and muscle wasting
I had a dermoid cyst in my spine. Im 25 year of age. I had done the surgery 3 years ago and i ws relieved of the pain. But like after surgery my right leg was got numb and stopped working. Doctor recommended me physiotherapy and i recovered from it. After an year i found that there the right leg is little big than the right one. Ignored it thinking the right leg is the dominant. But during recent times the left calf mis half of the right calf and its got loose muscles like a 90 year man. And the muscles wont contract. According to the neurological surgeon and physicist the recent mri shows development of the cyst. Is it possible that the residue of this dermoid cyst has developed? Is it wise or is it possible to remove the entire cyst? Will i be a able to walk again? Continue life as a sailor? Guys please help this devil cyst is making me crazy.
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