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Suggest treatment for symptoms of lumbar disc prolapse with nerve root compression

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: Hello, I'm concerned about some leg pain I've been having on my right leg. I went to a person who massages and fixes people from any physical damages, they're not professional at all (no school background) but the man touched two spots on my lower back each right next to if not, in near, the (dimples of Venus), I believe its called. When he massaged the right side I felt so much pain in comparison to the left side. Weeks later I realized he didn't fix the problem and the jumpy lumps are still there. Its the right side where the lump is about the size of a thumb, pretty large, yet it doesn't protrude out of the skin. I went to him because I complained about leg pain on the right leg shooting from the thigh to the back of the lower leg. I walk crooked on the right side and still get the pains. I also notice my shoulders and hips on the right are significantly lower than the left. I'm wondering what this is and how if possible can I fix this. Please and thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Suggeting an MRI

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I am Dr Mittal
I have read your query.
The symptoms of the query are very much suggestive of a possible lumbar disc prolapse with nerve root compression.
The disc or soft bag that separates the bones of the spine gets displaced and starts compressing the nerve causing the type of radiating pain that you are describing.
I would suggest that you get an MRI of the LS spine for this. According to the MRI report, further treatment can be suggested.
I recommend a prescription of Tab Pregabalin till you can get the MRI.
I have tried to make it as simple as possible to understand.
I hope that the information helps you.
I would be glad to clarify on any information you could not understand.
Best of luck,
Dr Mittal
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Suggest treatment for symptoms of lumbar disc prolapse with nerve root compression

Brief Answer: Suggeting an MRI Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Mittal I have read your query. The symptoms of the query are very much suggestive of a possible lumbar disc prolapse with nerve root compression. The disc or soft bag that separates the bones of the spine gets displaced and starts compressing the nerve causing the type of radiating pain that you are describing. I would suggest that you get an MRI of the LS spine for this. According to the MRI report, further treatment can be suggested. I recommend a prescription of Tab Pregabalin till you can get the MRI. I have tried to make it as simple as possible to understand. I hope that the information helps you. I would be glad to clarify on any information you could not understand. Best of luck, Dr Mittal