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Long lasting lower back problem, given Arcoxia for pain. Numbness in left calf, struggling to walk. What to do ?

Hello, I ve had lower back problem for around 7 years i ve never had a x-ray or CT / MIR scan done and all my GP gives me that helps is Arcoxia this has always helped, however I had a pack pain 14days ago now I have numbness in my left bucket my calf is tight and numbness down the side of my toes and big toe, I am struggling to walk at any pace.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Thanks for writing in.

Your symptoms can be due to pinching of nerves in the lower back and along its passage to the left leg. This is known as sciatica. Please consult orthopedician and get diagnosis confirmed. They may ask you to get X rays done to look for any possibly nerve pinching. Taking rest and doing exercises as suggested by a physiotherapist are recommended.

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Answered: Mon, 25 Nov 2013
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