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Suggest treatment for disc pain leading waist and buttock pain

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Posted on Sat, 30 May 2015
Question: I am a 75 year old African-American female in fair health. I have pain in my left waist. It started a couple of weeks ago, I've taken Tylenol 500, helps to dull pain. I had a cortisone shot in my muscle a day ago due to pain in my left shoulder from a fall last November, also pain in right back thigh moved up to buttock after 45 minute walk. The shot helped both, but waist pain still there.
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Your present complains suggest disc pain leading waist and buttock pain

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have studied your case.
Your present complains suggest disc pain leading waist and buttock pain.
Injection shot has partially reduced pain.
Due to compression of this nerve root in spine there is pain in your waist.

I will advise you to do MRI spine
For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic [pregabalin] medication can be started consulting your doctor.
Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

Shoulder pain can be due arthritis or rotator cuff muscle injury.
Clinical examination will help in diagnosis.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Your present complains suggest disc pain leading waist and buttock pain Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. Your present complains suggest disc pain leading waist and buttock pain. Injection shot has partially reduced pain. Due to compression of this nerve root in spine there is pain in your waist. I will advise you to do MRI spine For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic [pregabalin] medication can be started consulting your doctor. Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief. I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level. Shoulder pain can be due arthritis or rotator cuff muscle injury. Clinical examination will help in diagnosis. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.