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Suggest Treatment For Backache, Hip And Leg Pain While On Hydrocodone

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Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Question: I'm XXXXXXX 61 yr old female - very busy and active life. Having moderate to severe pain from lower back, both hip area and shooting down legs - it moves from side to side - feels like an electrical panel - tingling - cramping - extremely painful. Had cervical fusion in dec 2017 to stabilize spinal cord. C3/4, 4/5, and 5/6. Same dr wants to do L3/4, 4/5, and 5/6. All I want is for the pain to stop shooting everywhere. I have hydrocodone and it does nothing. I hurt most of the day -awake and sleeping. Please help
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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
If no improvement on conservative treatment , then surgery,

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.

Going through your history it appears that you have unstable spine or multiple disc prolapse in lower lumbar region.

For this condition ,In my practice I start pain killers , Muscle relaxants , and physiotherapy + Lumbar belt. If there is no relief after 6-8 weeks, then I get an MRI and x-ray of lower spine in flexion and extension to assess stability and consider surgical intervention.

Thanx for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.
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Suggest Treatment For Backache, Hip And Leg Pain While On Hydrocodone

Brief Answer: If no improvement on conservative treatment , then surgery, Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon. Going through your history it appears that you have unstable spine or multiple disc prolapse in lower lumbar region. For this condition ,In my practice I start pain killers , Muscle relaxants , and physiotherapy + Lumbar belt. If there is no relief after 6-8 weeks, then I get an MRI and x-ray of lower spine in flexion and extension to assess stability and consider surgical intervention. Thanx for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.