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kbrowning77 01-09-2008 01:12 PM

heavy low back feeling tingling in buttocks down leg
 
i was fine until i went up in the attic at xmas for 5 hours and pulled everything down. i have degenerative low back and neck discs. my low back feels heavy pain and tingling in buttocks. weird tingling or light spasms in legs down to feet. i have very low iron. not sure what to do and what doctor to see first. i also have low estradiol.

Hoopa7p 01-09-2008 07:47 PM

Re: heavy low back feeling tingling in buttocks down leg
 
[QUOTE=kbrowning77;3382519]i was fine until i went up in the attic at xmas for 5 hours and pulled everything down. i have degenerative low back and neck discs. my low back feels heavy pain and tingling in buttocks. weird tingling or light spasms in legs down to feet. i have very low iron. not sure what to do and what doctor to see first. i also have low estradiol.[/QUOTE]


I would go to the doctor who takes care of your degenerative low back and neck discs problem. This sounds like you may have irritated your sciatic nerve--but check with your doctor first.

UH-60 01-20-2008 02:23 PM

Re: heavy low back feeling tingling in buttocks down leg
 
Your symptoms are a perfect match for sciatica (or pressure on the sciatic nerve). This nerve runs from your lower back through the buttocks and down the back of the leg. When the nerve gets pinched it causes dull pain inthe back/hip/buttock area as well as tingling. If left untreated it can lead to permanent damage, so don't play around with this. I had it for several years. Chiropractic helps, physical therapy also helps. There are home exercises which help a lot with sciatica, namely bridges, crossover stretch of glutes, stomach crunches. It can take a year or more to get it under control, but the exercises should provide relief within a few days.


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