Hello and thanks for writing in at HCM
I am a general physician in India and read your mail in detail. The history you have given makes diagnosis of PIVD (Prolapsed Inter-vertebral
Disc) or Acute Lumber Strain or Diabetic Neuropathy
. Diagnosis lot depend on the duration of time and severity of pain and to what extend it radiates to the hip and legs.
1. If your have multiple episodes of pain and severe pain
in legs with or without numbness or even if you have first episode of pain but pain is quite severe than it is PIVD. Consult your orthopedic and get your X-ray LS Spine done done and if need and advised by your doctor go for MRI scan.
2. Secondarily if your pain is severe at the starting and getting reduced day by day and radiates less to the leg, morning stiffness
is more and pain reduces as the day progress than it is Acute Lumber strain. It is treated by medication and physiotherapy
as advised by your doctor. But it can take some time may be 1-2 months to get complete relief.
3 As your are diabetic and hypertensive don't forget about Diabetic Neuropathy. It causes due to uncontrolled Blood sugar level. Check your sugar level by HbA1c.
4. The best treatment for low back pain
is Complete Bed rest
Consult your doctor and rule get to a proper diagnosis and get treated.
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Bhatia
Health Care Magic