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Low back pain, buttocks pain, and leg pain. Not able to sit continuously. Help

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I am facing severe low back pain,buttock pain and pain into one or both legs and also spreads over the legs. I am not able to sit more than 15 minutes continuously. Please help me on this problem
Posted Sat, 22 Sep 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rajeev Chavda 43 hours later
Hi,
Thanks for using the XXXXXXX I am happy to address your questions, it seems to be sciatica which has symptom of leg pain and that originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.
is often characterized by one or more of the symptoms of constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg (can occur in both legs), pain that is worse when sitting, burning or tingling down the leg (vs. a dull ache) or sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or to walk. It occurs when there is pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in the lower spine and runs down the back of each leg and controls the muscles of the back of the knee and lower leg and provides sensation to the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg, and the sole of the foot. Common causes include slipped disk, piriformis syndrome (a pain disorder involving the narrow muscle in the buttocks), pelvic injury or fracture, tumors.
For acute sciatic pain, heat and/or ice packs are readily available and can help alleviate the leg pain, especially in the initial phase. Anti-inflammatories and steroids can be used to reduce the pain, spinal adjustments and manual manipulation performed by trained health professionals, hence will recommend you to get examined by your clinician to come to a confirmed diagnosis. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Thanks
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Follow-up: Low back pain, buttocks pain, and leg pain. Not able to sit continuously. Help 11 days later
Sorry for the late reply.

Thanks a lot for your suggestion. I checked with MIOT hospital, chennai. They observed that Tumor in my spinal cord and also told me to do the operation soon.

Is there any alternative without operation.
Please let me know your contact no.

Thanks & Regards,
AAAAA
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rajeev Chavda 3 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for your kind response, have reviewed your both reports and to share to you that in tumor, whenever possible especially removing the brain tumor is the first step in treatment. A tumor’s location is one of the main factors in the success of a surgical procedure. If the brain tumor cannot be completely removed, a partial removal or biopsy will likely be performed. Currently, the standard therapy for ependymoma is complete surgical removal. If this cannot be performed, radiation therapy is usually given after recovery from the operation. Complete surgical removal is often not possible because of the location of the brain tumor and the concern for damage to surrounding brain tissue during the operation. Conventional radiation therapy is used frequently to fight ependymoma. This process uses external beams of x-rays, gamma rays or protons aimed at the brain tumor to kill cancer cells and shrink brain tumors, and the therapy is usually given over a period of several weeks. Newer techniques of delivering radiation that targets the brain tumor while protecting nearby healthy tissues have been implemented over the past two decades. For patients with the more aggressive ependymoma, chemotherapy may be given in addition to radiation in hope that brain tumor cells will be eliminated. Studies show if all visible brain tumors can be removed, there is a better chance for long-term survival. Fortunately, advancing technologies allow for further safe removal of brain tumor tissue. If you have any clarifications, kindly contact XXXXXXX for my contacts and will be pleased to assist you. If no further clarifications then will request to kindly close and rate it. Wish you good health. Thanks
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Follow-up: Low back pain, buttocks pain, and leg pain. Not able to sit continuously. Help 27 hours later
Once again, thanks a lot for the review. The tumor presents in my spinal cord rather than brain based on MRI Scan report. Could you please confirm whether spinal cord tumor occurred due to Brain Tumor?

Thanks & Regards,
AAAAA
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rajeev Chavda 8 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for your kind response, you have a spinal cord tumor and there is no brain tumor mentioned in your reports, it is seen around your first lumbar vertebra. As it is localised and as you are young it would be best to get it surgically operated to help faster recovery of your condition. If you have any clarifications, kindly contact XXXXXXX for my contacts and will be pleased to assist you. If no further clarifications then will request to kindly close and rate it. Wish you good health. Thanks
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