2 years

Back Pain Radiating to Legs

I’m 22 and ive been having back pain since I’m in secondary school. I thought its normal because I’m a woman especially back then it happens specifically during the start of my menstrual cycle. But now I keep having back pain no matter the stage of the cycle is. The most predictable time is the start of menses and like two weeks after my cycle starts, but it can happen honestly anytime. The type of back pain I’m describing is the type that radiates to my legs, usually the calves but sometimes can affect my ankles too, and can be one sided and both sided.

Hello, thank you for your enquiry.

We understand that you have been having back pain since secondary school, which currently it will happen at anytime and the pain will radiates to your legs. We will try to help you.

For your information, a backpain which will radiates to the legs are most likely causes by an irritation to the spinal nerve. It may happen in several occasions, such as:

  • Trauma history, a fall or direct hit on the back or hips
  • Posture, fracture or muscle weakness
  • Spinal nerve compression or impingement
  • Slipped disc (intervertebral disc malposition)
  • Spondylolisthesis (slipping of the spine)
  • Spine or hip joints inflammation

A detailed relevant examinations and investigations may be required to find out the exact diagnosis for your symptoms. Hence, we recommend you refer this matter to orthopaedic specialist for further assistance. Therefore, an explanation and the proper treatment plan can be discuss.

You may also contact us for an online consultation for further information and assistance.

Thank you, we hope our answer has been helpful.

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