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Back pain, butt pain, tightness in thighs causing weakness in legs, shivering hands. MRI shows stiffness in L4-5. Suggestions?

hi my self Gambhir Singh, I have back pain problem, pain in left butt so my thighs become very tight at the time of walking and i feel very lazyness and no power in my legs and knees, also my entire body become very slow if i want to pick something i pick it like a robot and my hands make shivering . according to the mri i have some stiffness in my L4 & L5, brain mri report shows normal. Also sometimes my entire muscles become relaxed & in that position i Can do my entire work very easily & walking also. Pls. suggest what to do. Waiting for ur reply. Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Rheumatologist 's  Response
you may be suffering from back muscle spasm but we definitely need to rule out a condition called ankylosing spondylitis in which buttock pain and stiffness may also be there.
you need to see a rheumatologist to better diagnose your problem.
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

Most common reason for back pain is back muscle spasm. Initial stages it is only muscle dysfunction however when it becomes a daily and persistent problem then one need to rule out spinal cause such as disc damage.

I encourage you to consult a spine surgeon whenever feasible. He/she can help you in determining the cause.

In case of severe pain, rest, pain medicine along with physiotherapy such as Interferential therapy (IFT) is advisable.

Muscle stretching and core strengthening exercise helps to prevent such episodes in the future.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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