• hurting42 hurting42
    September 03, 2009
    Can back pain cause leg cramps?
    hurting42 hurting42
    September 03, 2009

    I've got back pain, but lately my legs have been aching too. Can back pain cause leg pain too?

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  • Renee Culver
    Health Guide
    July 21, 2014
    Renee Culver
    Health Guide
    July 21, 2014

    Hi hurting42,

     

    Back pain is notorious for causing leg pain, yes. As a community member already explained, nerves run between the two areas. Another thing that happens is that people who suffer from back pain often have to change their walking gait and the way that they sit, stand, and lie down in order to manage their pain. This means that other parts of the body change the way they move too, which can create pain in previously pain-free places. It's always worth getting your doctor's opinion on anything that impacts your life this much, but while you're waiting to speak to them you may find relief in stretching or yoga for chronic pain. Good luck!


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  • Sidvicious September 03, 2009
    Sidvicious
    September 03, 2009

    It's very common to have lower back pain and have aching legs too.  The nerves in your lower back run all the way down both legs and if one of these nerves is destressed or pinched, it will cause pain in your legs.  Sometimes it's just one leg that's effected but lots of times it's both.  The best remedy is rest, not lifting anything too heavy, using the heating pad on your back.  If you must lift something, instead of bending over at the waist and picking something up, squat and the knees, pick up stuff, then using your legs for strength, stand up.  I've been there and it gets better so hang in there!  Good luck to you - Alex

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    • Kem
      Kem
      August 30, 2011
      Kem
      Kem
      August 30, 2011

      Thank you.  I am experiencing that now.  It starting from where my left leg meets my pelvis area and shooting all the way down, and I have to lift my leg to climb into bed...can't find a comfortable position to lay.

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  • Scooter September 03, 2009
    Scooter
    September 03, 2009

    I don't know the cause of your back pain. My started out from bulging disks and I've always had leg pain to go along with it. I've since had five lumbar surgeries and have scar tissue encased around the nerve roots because of them. My leg pain is worse than ever and will never go away. I hope you have a better outcome. I wish you the best   Scooter

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  • brenda118 October 21, 2010
    brenda118
    October 21, 2010

    i suffer from spondylosis severe pain in my neck wright arm andlower back my hip and wright leg what would be the best walking aid for me as i cant walk any distace

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