Suggest treatment for leg pain

Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 in General Health
Question: I have pain in my left leg that sometimes make it hard to walk. It aches a lot and I do not know why. It is through the side of my left leg and goes to the front and sometimes even hurts past my knee. The chiropractor I go to says it is from my lower back. I have 3 vertebrate that are curved he says. It is hard to imagine living with this. Can you help me or advise me. Thanks.

Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Have you been seen by a neurosurgeon?

Detailed Answer:
HI and thank you so much for this query.

I have reviewed this information fully and it could be possibly from the back. This is because the nerves are often trapped when the vertebrae are curved and not properly aligned. The best treatment is to go ahead and get these vertebrae fixed through a surgical procedure by a neurosurgeon. This is the best way to address this.

I will like that you ask about this directly to you doctor and hear what the exact response is. Keep me updated and feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be.
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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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