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Have pain in leg. Had a hip replacement earlier. Have degenerative disc disease. Had steroid shots. What to do?

I have sharp , stabbing pain running down my right leg from my groin to my foot . I am 44 year old female who had a hip replacement due to avasclaur necrosis at age 25( avn was due to hip fracture in motor vehicle accident at age 22) I have had 2 revisions , the most recent 2 years ago . I have moderate degenerative disc disease at l4,l5, s1 and have had many steroid injections into spine . The trouble is they don't give long term pain relief and I gain so much weight from them . I need a solution.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Steroid injections in spine(epidurals0 should not cause weight gain, however if you wish to have relief from pain in lower back, laparascopic surgery to disectomy and relieve pressure on nerve roots is another solution.Strong radiation down the limb is restricting your normal life and it would necessary so that you walk and do exercises to prevent weight gain
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jose Ignacio Artero Munoz's  Response
Hello.They are two different diseases.
Actual pain is the cause is probably the hip.
You have to go to the orthopedic surgeon, since the last review two years ago the state of the hip may have changed.
About degenerative disc disease at l4,l5, s1;steroid injections into spine,that treatment is less effective than surgery.Surgical interventions degenerative disc disease currently performing surgery with small incision and less discomfort after surgery,but a neurosurgeon to decide if your hernia requires surgical treatment.You must visit a neurosurgeon too.
I wish you good health.
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