Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
194 Doctors are Online

Consistent purring feeling in both legs, bottom and buttock, gyrating feeling in lower back on bending. Reason?

hello i had an mri scan last year which showed L4/5 disc dehydration there narrowing of the central canal due to facet joint hypertropy and mild disc protrusions into the latera recesses causing irritation of the exiting L4 nerve root bilaterally further disc dehydration is demonstrated at L5/s1 i have been off work with this for over a year soon as i do things the pain comes back i also have constant purring feeling in both my legs and feet and bottom and buttock i feel a grating feeling in my lower back and left buttock when i bend my neck
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  115
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi there.

You serm to be having typical symptoms of radiculopathy caused by nerve root cmpression which in your case is quite evident on MRI.

The sequence for treatment in disc protrusion is firstly conservative with the help of medicines and back exercises. If this does not relief pain then doctor might go for local epidural steroid injection in your back.
The last treatment resort , if all this fails is surgery, which frankly in your case is not required as there seems to be only a disc protrusion.

As for now in your case I would suggest a local epidural steroid injection by an expert.
Medication would include nucoxia-MR , Pregablin, complamina , short term steroid course.

Just be cautious that there should be no sensation loss as this would mean that permanent nerve degeneration is taking place.

I hope my suggestion is of help.
Good luck.
Answered: Sat, 4 Jan 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor