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Have pain on left hip bone, left leg and numbness on left hand fingers. Remedy?

I am a male 63 years, non-diabitic, controlled B.P with medicine, leading active life style wight 75 kgs.(height 5`-9 ) no major health problem. When I lie down on left side, after 5-6 minutes I feel pain in left hip bone touching bed and then starts pain in my leg upto foot and also numbness, Practically I cannot sleep on left side due to pain which become severe. Even when I sit on chair my left leg and hip keeps paining though very moderately. Left arm has feeling of numbness more particularly little finger and ring finger of left hand.Even while walking left leg keeps paing moderately.What can be the problem and treatment thereof. Please advise. R R Sharma email -
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

As per your history you are a mild hypertensive well under control with drugs. You are not diabetic, otherwise a healthy opt weighing 63 old man doing your routine work. You have pain in the left side hip ?radiating to the left lower limb up to foot both in sitting and lying posture but very severe in left turned lying posture. All these go in favor of some problem in the lumbar spines or lumbo sacral joint.

It may be SCIATICA or some problem in the lumbar spines or discs compressing the nerves.

MRI of lumbar spines including lumbo sacral joint and sacral bone will clearly indicate the cause of the pain. Sometime evaluation of whole spinal cord may be needed. If it is normal nothing to worry. Consult a neuro surgeon. Till then lying flat facing up without pillow and avoiding jerk like movement which occurs during two wheel drive to be avoided.

Best wishes
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The description is suggestive of irritation of nerve roots at spine / at different levels - neck and lumbar area...
Need Neurologic and/or orthopaedic consultation
MRI may be necessary

Analgesics and physiotherapy help in the meanwhile

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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