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Having pain and burning sensation due to tightness in my vertebrae

hy sir i m 32 yrs old male today my physican ask me for vertebrae x-ray doctor says is there seems to be a tightness in my vertebrae bcoz i m having serious pan and heavy burning sensation in my full leg 24 hr today doctor says vertebrae tightness is the cause of my burning sensation he prscribe me 3 medicines as follows feldene 20 20 mg 2 times a day gabafix gabapentin 100 mg 3 times a day medigesic 2 times a day and he tell me to avoid cold drinks fast food and tobacco sir i want to comment on my prescription thanks regards
Asked On : Fri, 24 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi saif,

Welcome to HCM.
Your pain appears to be due to disk prolapse in the vertebra, which is pressing on the nerve root causing pain.
You Doctor has rightly prescribed the medicines for pain relief, but it will not treat the cause of pain.
You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon (Bone specialist) or Neuro-Surgeon ( Nerve and Brain Specialist) for diagnosing the cause by doing MRI Scan, and treat according to the final Diagnosis.
Avoid carrying heavy weights, jumping, forward bending exercises etc. which compress the vertebral column.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Anand Babu M's  Response
Hi welcome to healthcaremagic

The burning sense of legs caused due to vertebra compression , yes it is true... but if you develop weakness, in the lower limbs, then immediate decompression of spinal cord is needed, otherwise the weakness will progress and will lead to paraplegia.. if you get relief by above taking the present medication you can continue, otherwise CT or MRI may be required to rule out the spinal cord compression...
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