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Shooting pain from lower back to leg, difficulty walking. Spinal problems?

Hi Doc, I am xxxxxx, 49 yrs old and up until yesterday, I was fine until my back went out with a huge pain from my leg to my lower back and thought great I ve slipped a disc in my spine and having trouble walking, I ve been exercising my spine hoping to push it bac into place. i m an active person and had no warning, what can I do?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

As you suspect, the most likely cause of your symptoms could be a slipped lumbar disc. For confirmation of diagnosis, an MRI of lumbar spine can be done.

For pain relief, you may take pregabalin or gabapentin capsules.

Physiotherapy is also useful.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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