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Continuous back ache, leg pain causing difficulty in walking, X-ray showed mid bulge. Relief measure?

i am a crew working on a ship,as i used to play basket ball on ship with safety shoes & also doing body exercises using weight ,i started having back ache before 4 months which is still hurting i ve done 2 mri xray test sonography nothing shows wrong xcept mid bulge in l5s1 disc but doctor says its jus mild which is no problem but i feel strain in my left leg cos i used to jump & land on left leg ,i have a pain in left side of my upper back & lower back & if i walk for more than 10 mins i get pain i my left leg right till the ankle wot should i do?
Asked On : Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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Mr Sanjay dsouza,
Your back pain may or may not be due to the disc bulge seen on your MRI scan. But the leg pain that you describe, running down till the ankle especially on walking, may be due to a nerve root compression caused by the disc bulge. It will be useful to undergo physiotherapy and back training and also to stop playing/ jumping/ lifting weights for a week or so till the pain settles down. It is wise to be in consultation with your treating doctor and discuss with him before you start any physiotherapy program.

Get well soon.
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