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Sciatica, back pain running down right leg towards knee. MRI, X-ray done, shows straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis. Treatment?

My dr ordered an MRI due to sciatica . My xrays say I have straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis . No other findings. I have been having pain in my back running down my right leg to the knee for almost 13 years. I have never had a clear diagnosis as of yet. I want to know what my options are and if this pain will ever go away.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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Thanks for query,
You may go for MRI of lumber region for clear diagnosis.
Due to straighteing of lumber Lordosis The nerves going to thighs stretched leads to sciatica.This is a reason of your pain since 13 years.
The loss of normal Lordosis cannot be corrected by operative methods this is a limitation of medical field.
However you may go for other measures like adjusting your posture accordingly by changing your sitting & sleeping position.
The other option is taking regular vitamins like B1B6B!2 that will help your nerves as it works as nerve tonic.
You should start using hard surface to sleep & always take supine position.

Answered: Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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