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Diagnosed with herniated disc and pinched nerve after an accident. feeling pressure in the lower spine. Advice?

I was diagnoses with a hernatic disc. From car accident in 1997. 2002 I had a pinch nerve and inflamed disc ball on right side of back and leg where it went to the bottom of my right foot. Last year I was diagnoses with sciatic nerve on my left side of my back. I went to doctor they had did x-ray. Waiting for results because I go back Thursday. Now pain is worst. It's like on and off. But when I have a bowel movement I can feel pressure on lower spine and my testicles feel like its being smushed. Basically pressure. Is it possible that its the nerve in my back. Because when I do stretch I can feel irritation nerve in bottom of right foot. As if I stretch any further I can cause another pinch nerve
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello Tony,
Welcome at HCM.

I have read complete details of your question.

It looks from your details that you are having prolapse disc in your lower spine which is irritating your nerves supplying to leg.

You should do following to have relief in this-

-Confirm your diagnosis by having a MRI on prescription from a orthopedic doctor.

-At initial stage with mild prolapse the treatment is complete bed rest followed by exercises under supervision of an expert-

-If your pain is severe then it may need surgery to prevent death of nerve.

-You may take a good analgesic like tramadol with paracetamol or pregabalin on prescription.

-Avoid forward bending & lifting heavy weights.

Hope this all will help you.

With best wishes.
Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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