Back pain is very common. Lower back pain to leg pain is common symptoms that often result from sprains and strains or poor posture. Lower back pain can cause the radiating pain to pelvic pain, buttock pain, foot pain, and knee pain due to pinched nerve. However, severe lower back pain may indicate an underlying medical condition, such as sciatica, arthritis or fibromyalgia. Call or WhatsApp us at 64762106 for an appointment with our nerve and spine specialist.

Lower back pain to pelvic pain & buttock pain

Low back pain can cause pain and numbness in the legs. People with back problems due to arthritis or a ruptured disc can cause pelvic pain and spread to the legs.

Pain radiating to the leg that follows the path of one of the many nerve roots and forms the sciatic nerve. Sciatic pain usually starts in the back, spreads to the buttocks and to the front or back of the thigh and potentially down to the legs.

Lower back pain to foot pain

The foot pain caused by the lower back pain can cause an inability to flex the leg, difficulty standing on the toes, and lowering the foot. This occurs because the sacral nerve is first compressed or injured.

If back and leg pain is accompanied by muscle weakness, falls, or changes in bowel or bladder function, it may be an indication of cauda equina – signaling an emergency involving the spinal cord.

Lower back pain to knee pain

Sometimes the back pain can be related to knee pain simply based on the phenomenon of referred pain. The nerves to the lower extremities branch directly off the lower spine. So it’s easy to see how a pinched nerve, perhaps due to a bulging lumbar disc in the lower back, could direct pain down that nerve branch and into the knee.

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