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Lower back pain. X-ray shows disc degeneration. Have pelvic pressure. Due to lumbar problem?

I've had lower back pain for approx. 5 yrs. within the last 6 months it fas gotten worse. I had an X-ray that showed severe disk degeneration l5S1. I'm seeing an orthopedic dr next week. I've had pelvic pressure feeling last 6 weeks. It is not a pain but pressure feeling in low abdomen that comes ang goes. I have normal menses and no gastro problems. I am 46 yrs old. Could the pressure be linked to the lumbar problem?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
hallo dear friend
i hv studied your case
these to are different problem , you can say both age related
you need some neurotropics like pregabalin
and calcium suppliment with vit D

take rest , take some analgesic , hot or cold fomentation
avoid lifting weights
sit with taking support to your back
continue spine extension exersizes
you may need MRI SPINE
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The lower back pain that you are having is likely to be due to disc degeneration problem. The MRI scan is the best test to diagnose such problems. Adequate rest, pain killers and muscle relaxants will help in relief.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. You can consult me again directly through my profile URL
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Pressure feeling over low abdomen seems to be due to muscle spasm and lumbar disc problem.
The medications will relieve pain and help muscles to relax. Physiotherapy shall also help a lot, especially exercises that strengthen your back. Kindly note that exercises should only be done when it doesn't hurt. Adequate rest and proper nutrition is equally important. Drink lots of fluids since dehydration affects the disc.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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