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Suggest remedy for lower back pain that radiates to the legs

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: Pain in left side of lower back that shoots down the back of leg - hurts to walk, cannot lay on back - what type of specialist should I see


Says there are 165 doctors working - so when can I expect an answer??
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You should see a orthopaedician.

Detailed Answer:

Hi
Thanks for your query

I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar

I have gone through your query and understand your concern. You are likely to be having lumbar spondylosis with compressive neuropathy as it is common in your age and you are having radiating pain to left lower limb. MRI of lumbar spine is needed to confirm it and to exclude other causes of backache. You should see a orthopaedician for it. You are likely to benefits from rest, glucosamine, Mecobalamine and analgesic such as ibuprofen. You can discuss with your doctor about it.

Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then I will be happy to help you.

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (54 minutes later)
I cannot find any information on an orthopaedician? it this part of a broader area of medicine? like an orthopedic surgeon?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Orthopaedician and Orthopedic surgeon are same.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome back
Orthopaedician is same as Orthopedic surgeon.
Everything else already discussed.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer for me, so that I get a good feedback.

In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link:
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Wishing you good health
Take care

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Suggest remedy for lower back pain that radiates to the legs

Brief Answer: You should see a orthopaedician. Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar I have gone through your query and understand your concern. You are likely to be having lumbar spondylosis with compressive neuropathy as it is common in your age and you are having radiating pain to left lower limb. MRI of lumbar spine is needed to confirm it and to exclude other causes of backache. You should see a orthopaedician for it. You are likely to benefits from rest, glucosamine, Mecobalamine and analgesic such as ibuprofen. You can discuss with your doctor about it. Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then I will be happy to help you. Wishing you a good health. Take care.