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Lower back pain radiating to knee. Took prednisone and vicadin. Should I get an MRI?

lower back pain radiating down quad stopping at knee . loss of quad strength .ive been to pt, dry needled before that could not stand tall limping while walking.I also took 8 pack prednesone with valume and vicadin which i cut in half it seems to work better than nsaids . now i m mobile with slight pain and lifting weights to build leg back . should i get an mri and think about surgery.
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Thanks for your query.

I suggest you to take an MRI before deciding on surgery. Its always better to be sure about the problem and its extent before going under knife.

Hope I was of help.


Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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