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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: Have a Severe Lower Back pain. Been there from April 1, 2017. Visited A couple of Doctors. Some says Disc problem other says muscular problem. No Relief as such. the pain in in the Lower back and the Hip region. Since a few days its started going down to the leg as well.


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Answered by Dr. Prasad 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Visit neurologist / neurosurgeon...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Symptomatically, back pain radiating down behind the leg is typical of sciatic pain resulting from a disc prolapse. However structurally, MRI has no feature of disc prolapse / nerve compression. Therefore to resolve this doubt, I will recommend you visit a neurologist / neurosurgeon. A good clinical and neurological examination coupled with EMG studies will help us identify the cause exactly. If disc prolapse / nerve compression is ruled out, you will benefit with regular pain threshold lowering drugs like pregabalin along with physiotherapy.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

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