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Suffering from back pain, which travels to the legs. How it can be cured? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Back Pain
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Doctor:How can I help?
User:I am suffering from back pain how it can be cured
Doctor:does the pain travel to your legs?
Doctor:Is there any numbness/weakness in the legs?
User:yes oly when am sleepin
Doctor:does the pain increase when you raise your leg up?
User:Yes . and its litle difficut for me to do abdomen execise ( am geting pain in the back)
Doctor:its possible you have scatica
Doctor:This is a condition where the nerves get compressed
Doctor:so the treatment is a ddrug called gabapentin
User:what is the remedy
Doctor:which needs to be taken for 2 weeks
Doctor:also there are some stretches which need to be done
Doctor:'I wll email the links to you
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:This will greatly help you relieve the pain
Doctor:But see an orthopedic surgeon
Doctor:You need a prescrtiption of Gabapentin
Doctor:this needs to be taken for 2 weeks
Doctor:along with the stretches
User:sure . earlier i chewed tobacco for 1 to two year but now i stopd it might be a any reason
Doctor:Its extremely unlikely
Doctor:but its good that you stopped
User:ok sure please provide
Doctor:I'll email them to you
Doctor:Till then dont bend forward and dont lift heavy weights
Doctor:is there anything else I can help with?
User:Sure thanks a lot
Doctor:thanks for consulting me
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