2. Pain in the Rear of Leg

The leg, specifically the back of the thigh, is another commonly affected area. As in the case with lower back pain, the cause is the spinal disc pressing on the lumbar nerve roots. The result is an often sharp pain that worsens with movement. It may be a throbbing pain, a dull ache, or a pain that comes and goes. Fortunately, medications can help relieve the discomfort.


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