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Back pain, stiffness, numbness in thighs, difficulty standing with back straight. Treatment?

Hi, I have back pains travelling from my lower back to my legs. I have continuous numbness on outer front of both thighs and burning or tearing of skin like feeling on my left front thigh only including numbness. For past many years, I feel like my lower back is very stiff and if I stay in one position for long time, it becomes difficult to stand with straight back.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Your symptoms suggest degenerative spine problem. Back stiffness may be due to age related changes in discs and facet joints and also due to muscle spasm. Leg pains may be due to spinal stenosis. This needs to be investigated. I would suggest to consult a spine specialist and you may need to get xray and mri spine. For milder problem medicines and physiotherapy works however if it is causing you significant disability in day to day life then you may need to treated with spine injection or surgery depending on mri findings. Thanks
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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