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Severe lower back pain radiating to the jaw. MRI shows degeneration. What should be done?

I have been suffering wih low back pain for quite some time. My doctor sent me through a battery of tests including x-rays and even an MRI . These both showed some degeneration which was causing the pain which now radiates into my jaw at times. He wold not give me any medicine to help. I feel as though I should be given something to cope with this pain. Can you help?
Asked On : Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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It is highly unusual to have a pain radiating from low back to jaw. Degeneration is very common finding in MRI of patients past 50-60 years age. there may be many other reasons for the jaw pain, including tooth / gum problem, neck glands problem, even heart disease & so forth. I would suggest you to see a family practitioner for evaluation.
Answered: Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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