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Feeling back pain and tingling leg. Had gallbladder removed. On medication. MRI done. Required treatment?

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what treatments are available to me, given the information provided by the MRI results? how can i best manage this condition? is this condition likely to affect my ability to work full time?
Posted Fri, 31 Aug 2012 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 7 hours later

Thanks for the query

I would like to know a few extra things in order to come to a better conclusion of the report

1. Is the back pain worse while walking?
2. Is the leg pain affecting both your legs? Is it of shooting type?
3. Are you facing and bowel and bladder disturbances?
4. Are you on medications for the pain? Please give me the list of medications you are on right now

Please get back to me, I am awaiting your reply

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Follow-up: Feeling back pain and tingling leg. Had gallbladder removed. On medication. MRI done. Required treatment? 11 hours later
in response to your questions pleas note:

a) the back pain is constant and imense regardless of whatever activity i try to perform.
b)the leg pain is in both my legs, weakness, tingling feelings and spasms.
c) ive had my gall bladder removed earlier this year due to bladder disturbances but thus far no recent bladder disturbances.
d) currently i take gaberpenthin, co-codamol, tramadol, neproxin.

i hope this information assists your response

kind regards
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 2 hours later

Thanks for the detailed reply

I would like to you to understand the basic problem that you are facing right now.

Your vertebrae ( the bony part of the spine) encloses the spinal cord, each verterbral body is separated by a vertebral disc. In your case this vertebral disc has slipped out and is touching on the sacral part of the spinal region ( that is just above your butt, in the centre), this is the basic reason behind your back ache, since these nerves also supply the legs you are having leg pain.

The only way this suffering can end is to approach a good neuro surgeon for an opinion on a surgical intervention to make sure the disc is not touching the spinal radicles. Pain killers which you have been prescribed can only morph the symptoms

I hope I have answered your query, if you have any further ones I will be happy to reply

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