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Have compression L4, L5, pain in waist, hip, knee, improper sensation in thigh. Practice yoga?

i have problem with my spinal , I have compression in L4 & L5 and due to which i get severe pain in my left side of waist and the pain flows from left hip to left knee also there is no proper sensation in my left thigh . Dr mam pls advise me as how this can be cured also advise whether i can perform Yogas N Asnas . Thank You very much Mam , have a nice day . V.S.CHAUHAN
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Homeopath 's  Response
This seems to be nerve compression causing constant pain and loss of sensation,commonly called as sciatic pain. Now it is a mechanical problem which can be helped only by multitherapy.please consult a neurophysician first,For relief of severe pain he will prescribe an antiinflammatory drug acc to your need,you will have to take it untill you are comfortable with pain, do hot fomentation atleast twice daily at painful site and nearby area ,simultaneously u will be advised for rest if u are working, please take leave for some weeks, as rest is very essential,avoid leaning down,indian toilet, lifting heavy weight, any kind of jerks etc,your physician may advice u for shortwave diathermy, please follow his instructions sincerely.
All this treatment will gradually give you symptomatic relief and will reduce the compression over nerves, so hopefully you will be better in some weeks time. If this treatment does not reduce the symptoms then you might have to take the openion of a neurosurgeon, but surgery is only advised in a worst condition only, hopefully you dont belong to that catagory of patients.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Packriswamy Sambangi's  Response
An L4/L5 bulging disc , or disc herniation, can cause significant symptoms in the back and the legs.
Sometimes the discs can herniate, or move into the spinal canal and compress the nerves coming off the spinal cord.
Sciatica is the symptom that an L4/L5. disc herniation has occured. Sciatica is a radiating pain that starts in the buttocks and shoots down the back of the leg.
Leg weakness is common symptom associated with L4/L5 bulging disc. Weakness in the lower leg can impair the ability to walk or perform daily activities.
Low back pain is a symptom of L4/L5 disc herniation. In addition, there may be other reasons for your low back pain that may or may not be related to disc herniation.
Ayurvedic treatment is not likely to have any effect on cord compression, as the symptoms are due to a part of the disc physicially pressing on one's spinal cord or spinal nerves. Some sort of neuro surgical procedure is usually needed to move or remove the part that is compressing the spinal cord.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Munish Sood's  Response
1. what was the cause of compression: posture or trauma related?
2. possibly due to nerve (Sciatica) compression there is pain and reduced sensation.
3. any problem with bladder-bowel functioning?
4. Ayurveda has good Panchkarma procedures (Kati basti) in this pathology,but because 'pain is severe' I'll recommend not to go for Yoga and Asans, as inflammation is there and practicing these may result in further aggravation of symptoms by promoting edema at the site of compression.
5. If pain and symptoms still persist talk with your health care provider about further options.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Homeopath Dr. Rachel Indukuri's  Response
Hello and welcome to healthcare magic forum!

At present when you have pain, it is not advisable to do any form of yoga or asanas or excercise. You can be helped with homoepathic treatment. Please go to the best nearest homoepathic physiacian for a complete cure and then practice yoga.

Wishing you good health!
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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