Hernia can cause a dragging sensation. It can cause pain if there is a complication like strangulation. Sciatica can also cause the symptoms described by you. There is back pain which radiates to the leg and foot. This can be caused due to spinal disc herniation, spinal stenosis and piriformis symdrome. You can try avoiding those postures and movements which aggravates your symptoms. Could try cold or hot compress for relief from pain.
Please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation.
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