Can A Buldging Disc In Lower Back Cause Swelling In Both Ankles,legs And Feet?

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Asked by LilMisB

Can A Buldging Disc In Lower Back Cause Swelling In Both Ankles,legs And Feet?

I've got a bulging disc in my lower back, and I also have swelling in both of my ankles, legs, and feet. Could those be related? They seemed to start at the same time.

Answer

Hi LilMisB,

It may be related, but I'd suggest having your physician take a look as a precaution. Swelling in the legs can be a sign of many things, including certain heart conditions, so it's important to take it seriously if it happens more than occasionally. In the meantime, here is a link to good information about degenerative discs and how to handle the pain it may cause. Good luck in your search for answers!