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    Had back injury long back. How long the pain will be there?

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Posted on Wed, 5 Jun 2013 in Headache and Migraines
Question: Did the 2001 accident have anything to do with the 2010 back injury? I mean if I had not had a back injury in 2001 would I still have the pain that I do from the 2010?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 9 minutes later
Thank you for getting back.

The 2001 accident would have partly contributed, that is, it would have led to mild degeneration and minimal bulging of discs in lumbar region. However, if you had not suffered from another injury, and done good back extension exercises, your situation would have remained under good control. What I mean is that the second injury in 2010 worsened the disc prolapse resulting in significant compression of the lumbar nerves, which is not responding to conservative management (with medications, physical therapy and injections).

I hope it clarifies.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 7 minutes later
Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX again thank you for the clarification. This is my last set of question, I have HTN that is controlled, and I have difficulties taking antibiotics, with this history am a poor surgical candidate or would you still recommend surgery. Last question, if I do have surgery will I regain the feeling in my foot and lose the pain in my hip, buttocks and left leg?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 hours later
Hi,
Thank you for getting back with more details.

A history of hypertension does not necessarily make you a high risk for surgery. If your BP is well controlled, then there is no added risk. In any case, the pre-anesthetic check up would help further in assessing the surgery risk.

Your pain (in hip, buttocks and leg) would improve with surgery. Numbness would stop worsening after surgery, however, improvement would happen on its own over a period of time.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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