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Lower back pain and weakness / pins needles down left leg

Lower back pain and weakness / pins needles down left leg. Ive Had lower back pain for two years and have to now have epidurals For the pain As the pain is so bad. My last Epidural was on was dec 22nd. For five weeks my left knee has been very painful for no apparent reason and now I ve got severe pins and needles and weakness down left leg all the way to my toes and my back is killing me. Please help. I m 37 female and noone seems to be bothered! I ve done Physio, chiropractor, acupuncture etc. I can t live with this pain. MRI two years ago said minor disc bulge but nothing major.
Asked On : Sun, 9 Jan 2011
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
dear pt
did you had mri of LS SPINE.its appears by history that your motor power is compromising as you say weakness,in addition sign of compressive radiculopathy are there too.
u can discuss ,think about interventional procedures avoid surgery
we are performing these techniques in india
Answered: Mon, 25 Apr 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. S S Soni's  Response
Hi,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum
You need to get your fresh MRI LS Spine done,since in last 2 years there are chances that the disc bulge may have increased. If is has increased diffusely than only discectomy can cure you.
Take care
Answered: Mon, 10 Jan 2011
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist Dr. Sanjay Sharma's  Response
dear pt
did you had mri of LS SPINE.its appears by history that your motor power is compromising as you say weakness,in addition sign of compressive radiculopathy are there too.
u can discuss ,think about interventional procedures avoid surgery
we are performing these techniques in india
what type of epidurals you had,let me know
Answered: Mon, 25 Apr 2011
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