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Hi Doctor, I seem to have strained the left side

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Posted on Sun, 10 Feb 2019
Question: Hi Doctor,
I seem to have strained the left side of my lower back and left leg because driving and using the clutch. The pain starts from the left part of my lower back and extends to my left buttock and left leg. I feel pain while stretching and bending forward,backwards and sideways. I took a tablet of Etoshine-MR this morning and applied Volini Gel to my lower back. I also work out regularly in the gym but I'm quite sure that this strain has not been caused by weightlifting.
Please advise on the medication and care I will need to take.

Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
This is sciatica pain

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel , Orthopedic surgeon.
The you have described the pain It seem it is Sciatica pain , usually caused by Pressure on the nerve in lower back.
First of all, to establish diagnosis , Get an MRI of Lumbo - Sacral Spine.
Normally I start pain killers a. Muscle relaxants and physiotherapy in my patients for 5-7 days then change treatment according to response.
There are certain precautions to be observed - Avoid forward bending , weight lifting , prolonged sitting and driving ,since these can aggravate the pain .
I hope to have answered your question. Please feel free to ask any other question.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Gopal Goel (1 hour later)
Thank you,Doctor. The pain in the lower back has now gone away. There is pain only in the left buttock.

Do I still need to get an MRI done?

Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
YOu can wait for MRI

Detailed Answer:
Hi
In case your back pain is gone and only hip pain is present , you can wait for MRI or avoid it all together at present but you must continue with treatment and precautions.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Gopal Goel (14 minutes later)
Ok. What medication and treatment should I take?
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
As in first response

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I have already written about the group of medicines , that I normally prescribe to my patients after clinical examination. for exact medicines please consult your doctor. I give only guidelines here.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Brief Answer: This is sciatica pain Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel , Orthopedic surgeon. The you have described the pain It seem it is Sciatica pain , usually caused by Pressure on the nerve in lower back. First of all, to establish diagnosis , Get an MRI of Lumbo - Sacral Spine. Normally I start pain killers a. Muscle relaxants and physiotherapy in my patients for 5-7 days then change treatment according to response. There are certain precautions to be observed - Avoid forward bending , weight lifting , prolonged sitting and driving ,since these can aggravate the pain . I hope to have answered your question. Please feel free to ask any other question.