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Pins and needles in foot, cramps, lower back pain. Have a herniated disc. Suggest?

I have a herniated disc in my L5 s1, the last 3 yrs, but 5 weeks ago i was in sereve pain and told i trapped the siatic nerve, i am gone out of my mind with the pins & needles in my left foot and cramping of my left calf and onset pain from my lower back. I am 38yrs old and weigh7 stone please help deseperate.. Any mediciaton giving me no relief...
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM. The description suggests that you have lumbar disc disease with radiculopathy. The initial management for this problem is conservative by following means :
- Bed rest
- analgesics and ocassional muscle relaxants
- Methylcobalamine preparations which helps to alleviate your "pins & needles" sensations
- lumbar back support while sitting for longer periods
- intermittent pelvic traction
If you dont get any relief within 3 weeks, you need an orthosurgeons consultation to decide upon the need for surgical intervention. Hope this helps
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