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Have a pain in my right buttocks going down my right leg;

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have a pain in my right buttocks going down my right leg; losing strngth in my leg trying to balance on it, nerve pain; feel like my foot from the ankle is slorry when i walk; I have had 2 lamenectomies on L-4/5 I have no pain in myt back. just a stabbing verve pain; when i am seated and pick my leg up 90degrees big pain originating from my right buttock
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Sophie :: Medicine & Neurology replied 7 years ago.
This is sciatica -- your sciatic nerve is being compressed anywhere from where it exits your spinal column to the buttock.

The "big pain" with elevating your leg suggests a herniated disc.

Normally, I would say you should be referred to a neurologist for further evaluation but since you are losing strength in your leg you need to be evaluated emergently because you may need surgery.
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