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Twinging pain on left side of lower back, difficulty walking after standing for long. Due to fall from stairs?

Hi, Ive been having pain on my left-side, lower back, like a burning in my left buttock, and lots of twinges . Could I just now be feelimg the effects from falling down my basement stairs. That happened over 3 years ago? After standing on my feet , working 8 hrs, sometimes i can barely walk upright. The pain feels internal. Thanks for your input
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Hello Jody,Your symptoms indicate Sciatica where the person experiences tingling, & shooting pain radiating from back of thigh to back of leg, burning sensation & lower back pain (lumbago). The symptoms get aggravated during walking & bending forward. CT & MRI scan will help to confirm the diagnosis . Jody, though possible, the pain you are experiencing now may not be directly due to the injury you experienced 3 years back. Most common cause of sciatica is slipped disc.
Bed rest may help but will not cure the condition. Therapeutic benefit of drugs like Aceclofenac & Cortisone to relieve the pain & inflamation are limited because of their side effects as they need to be used for a prolonged period. Stretching exercises to relax the muscle spasms are very effective.
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