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Can spinal nerve compression cause pain in legs and lower back?

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Posted on Thu, 11 Jun 2015
Question: Hello. I have a question partially related to Men's Health. I am having pain in my legs, lower back and groin(painful erections). Can spinal nerve compression be causing all of these. I had an XRay 2 days ago and I am scheduled for an MRI tomorrow. Please advise
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Answered by Dr. Neel Kudchadkar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Take Advil, Tylenol and Voltaren right now. You won't feel any pain.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX,

I am Dr. Neel Kudchadkar and this advice will help you.

Be calm and composed.

Right now, I would advise you to take an Advil with Tylenol. This will help you.
You can also take Aceclofenac tablets with these two. You will no longer experience any pain. You can use Aceclofenac gel also on the affected parts.

The spinal cord at it's final descent into the lower back in enclosed into a tube within the the backbone. At various points nerves exit from the cord called as efferents into certain specific divisions of the body.

At anytime, if the spinal cord is compressed, then this gives rise to neurogenic claudication. The leg pains that you describe.

Painful erections are not necessarily permanent, or due any serious reason. So, I would ask you to exercise your patience, before the MRI tomorrow.

Let's be practical, an MRI is required to find out what has really occurred.
So, let us not speculate about spinal cord compression.

Kindly inform me of your MRI report tomorrow.
Please upload into www.healthcaremagic.com the reports.

Once we know the cause of the problem, we can solve it.

I am waiting for your MRI report.

Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
healthcaremagic.com
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Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Neel Kudchadkar (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
My pleasure.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX,

It's been nice, knowing you.

Regards,
Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Neel Kudchadkar (20 hours later)
I tried to up load the MRI. Can you read it?
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Answered by Dr. Neel Kudchadkar (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly send the MRI scan image like this.

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX,

Kindly send the attachment to this email id. YYYY@YYYY
Add this subject line. "Attention Dr. Neel Kudchadkar". I'll scan it for issues. Kindly send the MRI report document too.

Thanks,
Dr. Neel Kudchadkar

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Can spinal nerve compression cause pain in legs and lower back?

Brief Answer: Take Advil, Tylenol and Voltaren right now. You won't feel any pain. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX, I am Dr. Neel Kudchadkar and this advice will help you. Be calm and composed. Right now, I would advise you to take an Advil with Tylenol. This will help you. You can also take Aceclofenac tablets with these two. You will no longer experience any pain. You can use Aceclofenac gel also on the affected parts. The spinal cord at it's final descent into the lower back in enclosed into a tube within the the backbone. At various points nerves exit from the cord called as efferents into certain specific divisions of the body. At anytime, if the spinal cord is compressed, then this gives rise to neurogenic claudication. The leg pains that you describe. Painful erections are not necessarily permanent, or due any serious reason. So, I would ask you to exercise your patience, before the MRI tomorrow. Let's be practical, an MRI is required to find out what has really occurred. So, let us not speculate about spinal cord compression. Kindly inform me of your MRI report tomorrow. Please upload into www.healthcaremagic.com the reports. Once we know the cause of the problem, we can solve it. I am waiting for your MRI report. Dr. Neel Kudchadkar healthcaremagic.com