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Pain in legs, travelling to ankles. X-ray shows spinal compression. Treatment?

Hello Doctor, For more than a year, I have a gnawing ache on the side of my legs which starts from my buttock all the way to my ankle. I was asked to take an X-ray of my spine and it was found that I have a compression between the 4th and 5th Verterbrae. I was advised physiotherapy which did not provide me any relief. I regularly excercise and work out at the gym 4-5 days a week. On certain days, the pain is excruciating but on other days there is absolutely no pain. I dont know what escalates it or makes it subside. It is most painful when I lie down and my sleep is very disturbed. Would appreciate your advise/views on this. Thank you and best regards, Arathi
Asked On : Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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The first question I would have is what was the cause of your vertebral compression fracture? did you have an injury? have you got osteoporosis? the next question would be have they healed. This can be checked with an MRI scan. If they have not healed then this could be the cause of your ongoing pain.
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