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Done physiotherapy for lumbar pain. Done MRI. Now leg pain, feet numbness

hi and thank me 31 years and I always got chairs sit. Approximately one month prior to lumbar pain. Physiotherapy went to 10 sessions Physical therapy did improve considerably I found. During the last session of the calf pain was so that it became leg. went to a specialist spinal He MRI wrote. Whose answer is: Left posterior paracentral extrusion of dehydration l5/s1 disc with canal stenosis.visible spinal cord, conus medullaris and cauda equine shows normal shape & signal intensity.paravertebral soft tissue appear normal ruptured disc surgery doctors said less recommended., But I consulted with a chiropractor herniated Disc He said not to tear one month, then rest the recommended physiotherapy. Now my back does not hurt but my left leg pain, especially at night and saw Amamytvnm walk. Control I have urine and feces. feet are numb. now recognize requesting your advice. Always be safe.
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query. I must admit I had difficulty reading your query due to grammatical and spelling errors, but I was able to understand your problem.

The most important thing is that your problem is not serious and there is no need to worry.

As per the MRI report, one of the nerves in the lumbar region (lower back) is compressed by slipped disc, and is causing symptoms like leg pain associated with numbness.

At present, surgery is not required. The best treatment would be with medications such as pregabalin or gabapentin. In addition, physiotherapy would also be beneficial.

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any further information.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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