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Pain in the lower back and legs, starting stages of slip disc, though easier than earlier it has tickling feeling on the feet, small pin pricks, neck pain eased - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   HI
User :   Good Morning
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   I have got some pain in my lower back and legs
User :   It is very difficult to walk after sitting for some time
User :   So I have consulted a doctor and he said it is the starting stages of slip disc
Doctor :   Ok
User :   He prescribed some medicine and I have been taking it
User :   Now the pain is reduced and leg movement is more easy than earlier
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but there is a new issue with leg
User :   It seems like I get this tickling feeling sometimes on the feet
User :   kind of small pin pricks... the feeling that you get when u sit or keep your leg still for a long time
User :   So I just wanted to know if that is something serious
User :   and if yes, Who would be a good specialist in this to consult
Doctor :   Most back pains resolve on their own if taken proper rest and right exercises
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Sametime they get better and would not recur if you follow proper posture during your work
Doctor :   You should not work without proper work station
Doctor :   You can take the pain killers when it pains and rest for a couple of days
User :   ok..
Doctor :   If there is disc slip, it is more likely to aggravate if you do not care for it
Doctor :   THe best doctor would be an Orthopedician for you to visit
User :   ok
User :   ?
Doctor :   Ok I will let the customer care member call you and assist you further
User :   ok.. Thanks
User :   One more questions
Doctor :   yes
User :   From What I have told so far, do you think it is a very serious thing ?
Doctor :   It depends on how far the disc slipped and what is it pressing on
User :   I just want to undertand how critical is it.
User :   ok
Doctor :   So have you got the MRI
User :   actually no
Doctor :   As I told most often the slips sits back if you take proper rest, exercise and posture improvement
User :   ok.. I have been taking rest and care
User :   but has not done any excersises as it was paining
Doctor :   Ok your doctor should have referred you to Physiotherapist
User :   yes.. even I think so..
User :   thanks for your help
User :   Hope the customer care people should be able to suggest me some good specialists on this
Doctor :   Keep a watch on other symptoms like neck pain, shoulder pain
Doctor :   which can also creep in if you do not take proper precautions
User :   I had neck pain that is eased now
User :   and now shoulder pain
Doctor :   These are all due to long hours without breaks
User :   no shoulder pain I mean
Doctor :   Try to take short breaks once every 30 minutes
User :   yes.. I understood that now
User :   ok
User :   thanks Doctor
Doctor :   Thanks
Doctor :   Bye for now
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