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Pain in lower back going down to the lower leg. HIV+. On medicines. Shingles?

I am trying to decide whether I have shingles or not....I have pain in my lower back going down my left leg. I get this every once and doctor said it was shingles...I m hiv+ and I have valtrex to take for it..and I had a slight fever today... advil took away the fever, but not the pain. It feels like a pulled muscle....I m going to the chiropractor on Monday just in case.
Asked On : Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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The symptoms you are having are likely to be due to a nerve root compression at the level of spinal cord. The symptoms are not likely to be due to herpes or shingles. Direct examination is necessary for confirmation.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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