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Spinal injury. Twinge in lower back, leg pain. Anything I can do?

I had an accident in work about 2 months ago, and found out that i had bruised my muscle tissue in the left side of my spine , had a whiplash like injury to my spine and bruised my sciatic nerve . I have returned to work but i am doing lighter duties while my back heals. The pain has slowly got better but i have noticed a twinge in my lower back near my coccyx, and i still experience a dull ache in both of my legs. I have also noticed i cannot walk very far without the twinge getting worse and the aching in my legs getting worse. I worry because it is my back and i worry that the brusing is permanent, is there anything that i can do?
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

Based on yoursymptoms, it appears that a few nerves arising from the lower back region have compressed because of disc prolapse. This may have got aggravated due to the injury.
If an MRI of spine has not been done, it should be done to determine the severity of problem.
Treatment options include medications such as pregabalin, physiotherapy and surgery. The exact choice would depend on the MRI findings.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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