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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What Are The Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

Low back pain will affect four out of five people during their lifetime. The most common symptom of a herniated disc is sciatic pain. Sciatica is best described as a sharp, often shooting pain that begins in the buttocks and goes down the back of one leg. This is most often caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve that exits the spinal cord. Other symptoms include:
• Weakness in one leg or both legs
• Numbness and tingling in one leg (pins & needles)
• A burning pain centered in the low back
• Loss of bladder or bowel control (seek medical attention immediately)
Back Pain pain with gradually increasing leg pain. (If you have weakness in both legs. Seek immediate attention.)

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