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MRI showed disc herniation in lumbar spine, have sciatica on leg, dent in quad causing occasional pain. Cause?

Hello. I recently hurt my back and had an MRI which showed that I have disc herniations in the lumbar spine . I also have sciatica running down my right leg. I ve been getting various chiro, acupuncture and physical therapy treatments and the pain is def less now. It s been about a month. I m very active daily and continue to be. What concerns me now is my right thigh. I have a dent in my quad that runs horizontally approx 3 in long. The dr think it will pass once my back completely heals. They think it might be atrophy. I ve never seen it before. It does hurt sometimes. What can be causing it? What kind of dr should I see for this?
Asked On : Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

thanks for posting your query

According to your discription, You might be suffering from PIVD at lumbar spine.
Physiotherapy reduces pressure over nerves thus symptoms relieved.
Dent in qaudriceps is most likely is atrophy (may be due to disuse ).

You should visit an orthopaedic surgeon for thorough clinical and neurological examination.

Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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