Are all these aches just mechanical?

Mitchell, a 43-year-old labourer, presents with 48 hours of worsening ache in the left lower back, hip and posterior thigh, as well as left leg weakness.

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Dr Kate Kelso is a GP and medical editor at Australian Doctor.

References:
  1. BMJ 2020; 28 Oct.

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