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Have flu symptoms, numb arms, legs, blurred vision. Have lower back pain, MRI revealed protruded L2-L3, annulus tear

For many months now my symptoms are getting worse, I have had MRI scan on my back as my lower back pain I have had for years has got worse, and the scan showed a protrusion at L2-L3 and a tear in the annulus but I am also suffering with constant feeling of flue and tiredness, tingling annd numbness in arms and legs, recently I am getting an aching feeling in my ribs and I am getting blurred vision, what is wrong with me?
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
You are suffering from back pain for many years, getting worst now. Your MRI scan on the back reveals that you have a protrusion at L2-L3 and a tear in the annulus, associated with this you have symptoms of FLU, - tiredness,tingling, numbness in arms, legs, aching feeling in your ribs and blurred vision. The causes of your back pain is clearly revealed in the MRI report showing the damages - due to commonly by degenerating disease, for which exercise, medicine or surgery as per advise of neuro surgeon.
regarding your FLU like complaints you need blood test along with blood culture and sensitivity and treatment accordingly.
Regarding your blurring of vision may not be due to flu, may be due some drugs you are taking for back pain or local eye defective vision - need ophthalmic examination
Best wishes

Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The Mri scan findings are suggestive of a disc prolapse with nerve root compression which is likely to cause the symptoms of pain and nerve weakness. You need to consult an orthopedician for proper treatment.
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