Pain in lower back radiates into the leg

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Often the disease back accompanied by pain, that irradiate in the limbs. If the back pain radiates into the leg, which is called lumborum syndrome ischialgia. This term is used if the back pain radiates into the leg, because the "lumbo." literally translates as "loin". The term sacrilegium applies, if the main damage to the nerve occurs at the level of the sacrum.

Syndrome appears suddenly, the pain in the lower back radiates into the leg from the opposite side of the patient. This is due to the fact that at the level of the lower back and the sacrum are nerve plexus is responsible for innervation of the lower limbs, crossing the spinal cord and transmission of the signal on the opposite side.


For pain in the low back and radiating to the leg, the main reason is radicular syndrome radiculopathy. It is expressed in infringement of the nerve roots, the spinal cord, that carries sensory and motor impulses from the brain to the muscles. Pain in the back and the date of the usque in the foot pain can be caused by:

  • Osteochondrosis;
  • Disk herniation;
  • The shift of the disk or vertebra;
  • Scoliosis.


Osteochondrosis is the process of proliferation of the cartilage tissue of the vertebrae. This leads to the pinching of the nerve roots and fibers in the paravertebral border, which can cause not only leg pain, but other injuries to internal organs. In addition to the back pain bestower in the leg, you may feel stiffness in the back, inability to settle, numbness of the limbs and back. Most will be very visible, a sharp pain goes into the bottom of the hip. The foot can also affect dolore syndrome.


Treatment for osteoarthritis takes more time and pain can only be removed in the context of glucocorticoid drugs and blockages, as the process is inherently not reversible, and requires that a conservative limit of processing.

Disk herniation

Lower back pain radiating to the left leg, can signal a herniated or in the beginning of the protrusion of the fibrous ring of the disc. The intervertebral disc is the shock absorber of the human body, which eliminates vibration, and keeps the flexibility of the spine. It consists of annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus.

Piers called the process of thinning of the fibrous ring, which leads to protrusion of the nucleus. Such education can infringe on a nerve and causing the pain. Often, when the protrusion of the pain in the back and pulls his leg.

Sharp pain pain is characterized by a herniated disk. Disk herniation is a strong degree of protrusion, which is characterized by rupture of the fibrous sheath, and in some cases loss of core. The pain of the spine, it will spread not only in your feet, but also in other parts of the body, due to the offset of the spine. A special role will be played appropriate assistance, as a condition comparable to a fracture of the spine.

Displacement of vertebrae

Move the merge happens all the nerve endings in the area. Often the pain in the back and gives the surrounding tissue, the skin is numb, numb feet. Depending on the offset of the pain is in right leg or is felt to the left. It depends on the page offset and its degree.

Also a symptom that can serve as a unnatural position – man can go, pulling back part of the body or vice versa the affected side of the page, back is, as is "pain". Due to the anatomy of the left foot can be lifted up, as the man attempts to walk on the heels. Dangerous, as they not only pain, but also the fact that the lower back is almost completely deprived of normal blood flow, which can cause death or loss of body functions for a long time.

The shift happens after injuries or sprains. The most frequently for this disease is the winter season because of slippery ice contributes to the impact and compression injuries.



Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine from its axis to the left or to the right. The disease develops over time and is aggravated by the improper planting or prolonged weight-lifting exercises with pressure on the spine. The vertebrae are moulded into a certain shape, with all the complicated muscular apparatus, pulling the vertebrae in the curved side. The treatment takes a long time and consists in the formation of correct posture muscles that will begin to align the spine. For this purpose, corsets, physiotherapy, physiotherapy.


The treatment of the pain syndrome can only perform specialized techniques, such as pain in the legs may be a specific symptom for the diagnosis. What to do and why it hurts, is you say, orthopedist or surgeon after the MRI examination, radiography and visual assessment. Treatment is usually performed in a hospital, and start with the definition of the lidocaine blockade, which relieve pain, and not be permitted to develop brain damage. Further treatment is directed at eliminating the root cause that is causing the pain in the back.