Friday, August 01, 2008 LISA, Community Member, asks

Q: I am having pain in my lower back and all the WAY down the left leg it feels like a tooth ache

I had a MRI DONE SOMETIME AGO SO WHEN I TOOK IT  TO THE DOCTORS WITH ME HE SAID THERE WASN'T ANYTGING THAT WOULD CAUSE THAT AND IT WAS MY WEIGHT WHICH I KNOW I NEED TO LOSE

ABOUT 50LBS COULD THE WEIGHT  REALLY CAUSE THIS PAIN EVERYDAY??

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Cort, Health Guide
8/ 2/08 8:17pm

Check this out - it does sound very much like sciatica - but of course only your doctor can tell you that. Sciatica, however, can be caused by weight gain - hence perhaps your physician's advice to lose the weight. Never an easy thing to do, of course, but perhaps easier given the intense pain sciatica can cause. 

 

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/173037/tips_for_avoiding_sciatica.html

 

Good luck!

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Sue, Community Member
8/ 2/08 8:56am

Did the doctor check the sciatica nerve

 

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