What causes pain in lower back, hip and leg? - Online Doctor Chats
I have pain on the left side, back, lower back and hip and now down my left leg. Pain level is about a 6 on scale of 1-10/
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I need to know where this pain is originating exactly?
Is it originating in the spine?
it started on the left side back and has moved down toward lower back now hip and leg pain. My first thought was maybe a pulled muscle
I don't know really. It is the big back muscle next to the spine
does it mean that it started just over the hip bone?
No, higher up
several days in that area then started to move downward
Is it below the rib
It seems to be kidney area
Do you have any history of stones in kidney?
One, many years ago. This does not feel like the same pain.
In the meanwhile you will need a combination of pain-killer and muscle relaxant
Would you suggest that I start with my Neuro doctor first or regular physician? everyone is so specialized these days
An examination of urine is also needed
You can start with your regular doctor
since neuro doctor will rule out just neurological condition
could it be related to the spine such as a disk issue?
If it was from spine it would have originated in the spine
ok, yes that is true, because I did when I had the neck injury
Even muscle spasms can have referred pain
what do you mean deferred pain?
Referred means when pain starts at one place and is also seen at another place
pain always tarvels through nerves
thats the reason
Depression should not cause it
That is why I want to rule out kidney or another organ
Do you have any doubt here?
ok, I will make an appointment to see my regular physician.
Pain killers are the mainstay will some cause is found
Yes that is the way to go
It helps with muscle spasms
Regarding pain-killer you will need stronger pain killer like aceclofenac
This is available only on prescription
oh wow, did not know that. I take fish oil and vitamin d, and dhea
Avopid fish oil
avoid fish oil
it has numerous side effects
It causes gastrointestinal problems
what are some?
It may be one cause
like diarhea, intestinal bleed etc
Rather drink cleanest water
It will take care of GI problems that you may be having
I hope it helps you
my harmone replacement doctor has me on this. How do I approach him with this info?
You take a printout of side efefcts from google
You can see this chat but im not sure if you can take a printout
ok, thank you for your help
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