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Pain in right side of lower back and both legs. Taking medication. Cure for the symptoms?

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LUMBAR SPINE PAIN SYMPTOMS

Is the pain on one side or both the sides? Right side on the lower back and on both legs

alternatively.

Is the pain continuous or intermittent? Intermittent.Sometimes gets too high , sometimes its

less or no pain.

How would you define your pain? When mild feels like aching and when high/acute feels

like throbbing.

(Throbbing / Dull Aching)

How long can you walk before the pain becomes unbearable? When unbearable , cannot walk

more than till the washroom with excessive struggling.

Does the pain radiate to the back region from the Back to the legs? When paining in the back

there is only mild pain in the legs, and vice versa.

Do you take any medications / supplements for your pain? If yes what are the dosages?

1.When excessive pain:Calpol/Ugesic 2 times daily.

2.Neurokind Once daily

3.Shelcal -2 times daily

What troubles you more-the back pain or the radiating pain?

Back pain, but radiating pain is also intermittent.

What is the most comfortable pain free position for you?

Usually lying down on the right side.

Description of Progress of Pain-From the Onset to the Current State.

Started years ago, has increased multifold now.

Please describe other Symptoms as well-
a) Tingling/Numbness/Loss of Muscle Power or Weakness in Legs.

Loss of Muscle power and weakness in legs.

Any Neurological Manifestation-
a) Bladder Control? b) Bowel Movements? c) Loss of Sensation?

d) Any episodes of paralysis? NO

Have you had any medical treatment or surgical intervention for your pain before this?

If yes-please describe.

Medical treatment is going on, please find attached the scan copy of the latest

prescription.

NO SURGERIES.
Posted Tue, 29 Oct 2013 in Brain and Spine
 
 
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
Answer to your questions are below

Detailed Answer:
LUMBAR SPINE PAIN SYMPTOMS



Is the pain on one side or both the sides? Right side on the lower back and on both legs alternatively.
-- It can be either single r both side based on the compression o the cord in the spine.


Is the pain continuous or intermittent? Intermittent.Sometimes gets too high , sometimes its less or no pain.
--It usually is continuous without waxing or waning


How would you define your pain? When mild feels like aching and when high/acute feels like throbbing.
-- Usually throbbing and dull

How long can you walk before the pain becomes unbearable? When unbearable , cannot walk more than till the washroom with excessive struggling.
-- Depends on the severity of the condition.

Does the pain radiate to the back region from the Back to the legs? When paining in the back there is only mild pain in the legs, and vice versa.
--Yes, it can radiate through the nerve distribution.

Do you take any medications / supplements for your pain? If yes what are the dosages?
-- Below medications would suffice.



1.When excessive pain:Calpol/Ugesic 2 times daily.
2.Neurokind Once daily
3.Shelcal -2 times daily



What troubles you more-the back pain or the radiating pain?
Back pain, but radiating pain is also intermittent.
-- Back pain would be more troublesome

What is the most comfortable pain free position for you?
Usually lying down on the right side.
--Position difference varies from person to person based on the side of cord compression or spine damage.


Description of Progress of Pain-From the Onset to the Current State.
Started years ago, has increased multifold now.
--Initial pain would be dull and throbbin which will progress to become sharp and associated with paraesthesia in future.

Please describe other Symptoms as well-

a) Tingling/Numbness/Loss of Muscle Power or Weakness in Legs.
-- All the above can be presented



Loss of Muscle power and weakness in legs.
--Yes,



Any Neurological Manifestation-

a) Bladder Control? b) Bowel Movements? c) Loss of Sensation?
--Loss of sensation could manifest, rest not usually.



d) Any episodes of paralysis? NO
--There are chaces, in late stages



Have you had any medical treatment or surgical intervention for your pain before this?
If yes-please describe.
Medical treatment is going on, please find attached the scan copy of the latest prescription.

--The medication you are on is the only available treatment without surgery, only you can add a newer drug called Pregabalin.

Surgery would be the mainstay.




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