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Lower right back pain, palpation of hard ball in the lower right back, sciatica, pain on holding the leg straight

My lower right back is in pain. When I lay down and let the muscles relax, I can palpate a very hard ball deep in my low right back. I also have symptoms of sciatica like when i try to hold my right leg out straight it is painful and difficult. I have had this problem for over 5 years and the pain fluctuates between mild and excruciating?
Asked On : Wed, 23 May 2012
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Radiologist 's  Response
Welcome to health care magic .
The symptoms that you have can be caused due to arthritic changes in your lower back . An X ray and MRI are investigations that help more details on the cause . Physical therapy under the guidance of a physiotherapist along with pain medications help get rid of the discomfort .
Please discuss these options with your doctor .
Thank you.
Answered: Thu, 24 May 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hand Surgery Dr. Roshan's  Response
hi lakeywild

welcome to hcm forum

as per your history you are suffering from back pain with sciatica. i would advise you to meet an orthopaedician with the MRI report of your lower spine. He will advised for furthur management according to the mri findings and clinical examination.

for the time being you take complete bed rest , do not bent forward, do not lift weight and analgesics
wish you early recovery
DR Roshan
Answered: Wed, 23 May 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Kamaraj C. Natesan's  Response

1. Your complaints need to be investigated with MRI Scan of LS Spine, and screening of that lump (ball), also X-ray of that area.
2. The possible causes are disc disease, and or nerve compression at LS Spine.
3. After MRI, you may require tablets, physiotherapy or Surgery.

'Wish you Good Health'.
Answered: Wed, 23 May 2012
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