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Slip disk causing sciatica,muscle weakness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello iam
Doctor :   how can i hlepyou
User :   i have slip disk at l5 - s1
Doctor :   k
User :   it is causing sciatica

User :   i have muscles weakness
User :   mostly the calf muscles

Doctor :   k
User :   some doctor told me to go for surgery

User :   but i didnt
User :   can u tell me whats appropriate for me
Doctor :   Do you have the pain and weakness?
Doctor :   in both the legs
User :   no
User :   left only
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How long it has been there for you?
User :   its been 4 months
Doctor :   Were you normal completely before that
User :   i was not completely normal..................... but it

Doctor :   When was the MRI done where is it done?
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User :   sorry
User :   i went to look at the MRI report
Doctor :   s
Doctor :   ok
User :   yah i took it in march
User :   first week
User :   so what do u think i should do
Doctor :  

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User :   19
User :   ,male,student,non married
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can u tell the mri report
User :   do i have to write the entire report
Doctor :   ok we will come to that layer

Doctor :   Taken any medication for your current problem?
User :   no as i was in rest i didnt have any problem

User :   i still have pain in the calf muscles
User :   but it is when i press the regionb
Doctor :   how did the pain start
Doctor :   i mean what aws the incidence that triggered the pain
User :   the pain was there one year earlier , but very mild

User :   but i dont know how it triggered
User :   but in feb it become very strong
User :   it was difficult for me to stand also
User :   so i had to come back to india
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   had you had any problems in urine passing
User :   noo
User :   only pain in the left leg
User :   its been one month iam in rest
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the main migrating to the knee
User :   yah
User :   but now
User :   i dont have the migrating pain
User :   only in the calf muscles
Doctor :   ok
User :   and when iam standing for long , in the lower back a slight irritation and when i rest it goes
Doctor :   have u undergone any surgery for that or was it managed conservatively
User :   the condition is improved a lot , but not completely gone
User :   i managed it conservatively
User :   i didnt go for surgery , mom was afraid of the aftermath if any
Doctor :   patients who get disc prolapse will resolve with medical treatmen thats in about 90percent
Doctor :   i will mention few do nots

Doctor :   Avoid sudden and awkward movements while holding something heavy.
Doctor :   ajay u there
User :   yah

Doctor :   fil this form and say ok when done
Doctor :   Never bend your back to pick something up

Doctor :   Legs must be bent at the knees while lifting weights from floor level and the back must be kept straight.
Doctor :   This will support the back in a good lifting position and will help prevent excessive force on the spine.
User :   iam doing spinal extension excersise

Doctor :   ok
User :   and what about the calf muscles
User :   i forgot to tell u it degenerated a lot
User :   but now it is somewhat okay
User :   but its width is still less than the right leg
Doctor :   the pain in the calf may be due to the compression of the spinal cord due to the prolapsed disc
Doctor :   that should come down
User :   can i do walking

Doctor :   yes
User :   like it will not have any effect on the spinal cord naa
User :   and what about standing for long
Doctor :   standing for long not adviseable
Doctor :   Don't twist or bend.
Doctor :   f an object is too heavy, or awkward in shape
Doctor :   get someone to help you lift.
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yah
Doctor :   in which place are you this day
Doctor :   when are u plannong to go to college
User :   25th april

Doctor :   follow thaes dos and donts
User :   okayyy

Doctor :   Don'ts: Doctor :   Don't twist or bendDon't twist or bend
User :   kay
User :   do i have to put any ointment for the calf

Doctor :   what were using these days
User :   nothing
Doctor :   i thin if the pa9in is due to prolapsed disc
Doctor :   then it should come down
Doctor :   avoid streanous exercise or journey
User :   ohhhhhhhhhhh
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
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