Back Pain

Posted by: JAMES_BETHAL | 2017/02/15


Shooting/sting pain in leg accompanied with lower back pain

Hi there, I have this stinging pain at the back of my left leg. It feels like a cramp but is not. It goes away after 10 to 15 secs and feels like an electrical shock. accompanied when this occurs i have constant lower back pain.

Expert's Reply


Backache expert
- 2017/04/26

Hallo James,

It sounds as if there is nerve involvement in this complaint.

The nerves run from our brains, down the spine.  From the spine, they branch into our arms and legs.  In this braid of soft tissue, it often happens that they develop symptoms when there is stiffness in surrounding tissues. 

The best you can do, is to keep on moving, even when you feel the discomfort.  If there is no positive response within a few days, please visit your doctor/physiotherapist?

All the best,
Susan Grobler

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