My wife (39) has been having lower back pain that travel down to her tale bone and legs at times for more then a month. Better in morning, worse as day progresses. No know event to have triggered this. Doctor (for two weeks now) treated it as a torn muscle compressing the sciatic nerve (with celebrex). Now doctor has x-rayed the back and is still treating it as a torn muscle. Today she has been getting goosebumps down her right side from hip to knee whenever she is walking around. Question is does this (goosebumps) change anything or is likely unrelated? We are concerned that doctor may not be on right track.
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most likely she is suffering from sciatica due to slipped lumber disc or narrowed spinal canal.For pain you may try, painkiller such as indomet or ibuprofen,gabapentin or pregabalin for a few weeks.If it does not relieve her consult a neurosurgeon and have a MRI of dorsolumber region.It will reveal the site and nature of lesion and direct anticipated management.
For self care avoid bending,weight bearing and strenous exertion.Do the daily activities within limit of pain.
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