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When to See a Doctor for Low Back and Right Leg Pain

Lower back pain and right leg pain

Low Back Pain and Right Leg Pain Causes and Treatments

Low back and right leg pain can have many different causes. Common causes include herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and sciatica. Treatment options for low back and right leg pain often depends on the underlying cause of the pain. Common treatments include physical therapy, medication, epidural injections, and surgery.

Introduction to Low Back Pain

If you’re experiencing low back and right leg pain, you may be wondering what’s causing it and how to treat it. Low back and right leg pain can have many causes, including herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and sciatica. Treatment for low back and right leg pain often depends on the underlying cause of the pain. Common treatments include physical therapy, medication, epidural injections, and surgery.

Causes of Lower Back Pain

There are many potential causes of low back and right leg pain. Common causes include herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and sciatica. Herniated discs occur when the soft inner material of a disc bulges out through a tear in the outer layer. Degenerative disc disease occurs when the discs in your spine begin to break down and shrink. Spinal stenosis is a condition that occurs when the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord. Sciatica is a disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed, causing pain to radiate down the leg.

Herniated Discs and Low Back Pain

Herniated discs occur when the soft inner material of a disc bulges out through a tear in the outer layer. Herniated discs can occur in any part of the spine but are most common in the low back. Herniated disc symptoms may include low back pain, leg pain, numbness, or weakness. Treatment for a herniated disc may include physical therapy, medication, epidural injections, or surgery.

Degenerative Disc Disease and Lower Back Pain

Degenerative disc disease is a condition that occurs when the discs in your spine begin to break down and shrink. This can happen due to aging, injury, or repetitive motion. Symptoms of degenerative disc disease may include low back pain, leg pain, numbness, or weakness. Treatment for degenerative disc disease may include physical therapy, medication, epidural injections, or surgery.

Spinal Stenosis and Back Pain

Spinal stenosis is a condition that occurs when the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord. Spinal stenosis can occur due to aging, injury, or repetitive motion. Symptoms of spinal stenosis may include low back pain, leg pain, numbness, or weakness. Treatment for spinal stenosis may include physical therapy, medication, epidural injections, or surgery.

Sciatica and Lower Back with Leg Pain

Sciatica or sciatic nerve pain is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed, causing pain to radiate down the leg. Sciatica can occur due to a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, or other conditions. Sciatica symptoms may include low back pain, leg pain, numbness, or weakness. Treatment for sciatica may include physical therapy, medication, epidural injections, or surgery.

Treatments of Lower Back Pain

Treatment for low back and right leg pain often depends on the underlying cause of the pain. Common treatments include physical therapy, medication, epidural injections, and surgery. Physical therapy can help to decrease pain and improve function. Medication can relieve pain and inflammation. Epidural injections offer pain relief by delivering medication directly to the affected area. Surgery may be necessary in some cases to correct the underlying condition causing the low back and right leg pain.

Conclusion: Low Back Pain and Leg Pain

There are many potential causes of low back and right leg pain, including herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and sciatica. Treatment for low back and right leg pain often depends on the underlying cause of the pain. Common treatments include physical therapy, medication, epidural injections, and rarely surgery. If you’re experiencing low back and right leg pain, it’s essential to see a doctor to determine the underlying diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be initiated.

Schedule An Evaluation with A Regenerative Spine Specialist

If you are experiencing low back and right leg pain, it is essential to consult with a spine specialist. A spine specialist can help determine the underlying cause of your pain and create a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to your needs. In most cases, low back and right leg pain are effectively managed with non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, medication, and interventional therapies. However, more advanced treatments may be necessary if your pain does not improve with non-surgical treatments. Our spine specialists are highly experienced in performing minimally invasive and complex non-surgical procedures. We offer the latest Regenerative Medicine techniques and technologies to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. Schedule a consultation with one of our spine specialists today to get started on the road to recovery.

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Dr. Keley John Booth, MD

Interventional Regenerative Specialist

Dr. Keley John Booth, MD is a Board Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and has a vast clinical background in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Booth is the founder of Orthobiogen – Oklahoma’s most advanced regenerative spine and joint treatment medical clinic. If you are seeking alternatives to traditional surgical approaches to your neck, back, shoulder, knee, hip, or other joint injury or disease, contact Orthobiogen. We look forward to providing you with a full range of options beyond steroid injections, invasive surgery, and long recovery times.

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