Sore lower back radiates to the leg

back pain in right side

Often disease of the back accompanied by pain that irradiate in the limbs. If the back pain radiates to the leg, called lumborum syndrome ischialgia. This term is used in relation to if the pain radiates to the foot because "lumbo." literally translates as "loin". The term sacrilegium is used when the primary nerve damage is happening at the cross.

The syndrome appears suddenly, and the pain from the lower back radiates to the leg from the opposite side of the patient. This is due to the fact that at the level of the lower back and sacrum are nerve plexus, which are responsible for the innervation of the lower extremities, in the spinal cord are crossed and transfer the signal to the opposite side.


For lower back pain, which give the leg the main reason is radicular syndrome radiculopathy. Expressed in violation of the nerve root of the spinal cord that conducts sensory and motor impulses from the brain to the muscles. Back pain and datum usque in foot pain can be caused by:

  • Osteochondrosis;
  • Disc herniation;
  • The displacement of the disk or vertebra;
  • Scoliosis.


Osteochondrosis is the process of proliferation of the cartilage tissue of the vertebrae. This leads to pinching the nerve roots and fibers in paravertebral border, which can cause not only leg pain, but other lesions of the internal organs. In addition to back pain bestower in the leg you may feel stiffness in the back, inability to straighten, numbness of the limbs and back. Most will be highly visible sharp pain that radiates to the bottom of the thigh. The foot may also be affected by dolore syndrome.


Treatment for osteoarthritis takes more time and pain you can only get rid of course of glucocorticoid drugs and blockades, as the process is inherently not reversible and requires conservative treatment inhibits.

Disc herniation

Lower back pain is in the left leg might signal a herniated or early protrusion of the fibrous ring of the disc. The intervertebral disc is a shock absorber of the human body, which eliminates vibration and maintains flexibility of the spine. It consists of a fibrous ring and the nucleus give.

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

Sharp aching pain characteristic of a herniated disc. Disc 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 from the spine will cover not only the feet but also in other parts of the body because of the offset of the spine. A special role will play properly assisted, as the condition comparable to a fracture of the spine.

The displacement of the vertebra

When removing the clamping happens all the nerve endings in the area. Often back pain and gives the surrounding tissue, the skin is numb, numb feet. Depending on the offset the pain experienced in the right leg or left there. It depends on the side of the offset and its degree.

Also a symptom can serve as the unnatural pose – man can go, pulling back part of the body or reverse the affected side the side, the back like "ache". Because of the anatomy of the foot can be left to throw back up, like a man trying to walk on heels. Dangerous such as not only pain, but also the fact that the lower back is almost completely deprived of its normal blood supply, which can cause necrosis and loss of organ functions for a long time.

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



Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine from its axis right or left. The disease develops over a long time and is compounded by improper planting or prolonged weight-lifting exercises with pressure on the spine. The vertebrae are formed in a certain shape, with all the complicated muscular apparatus, which pulls the vertebrae in the curved side. 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 be carried out by a specialised technician, because of leg pain cannot be a definite symptom for diagnosis. What to do and why hurt is able to say orthopedist or surgeon after the MRI scan, radiography and visual assessment. Treatment is usually carried out in a hospital and start with the definition lidocaine blockades, which relieve pain and not allowed to develop brain damage. Further treatment is directed at eliminating the root cause that causes back pain.