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Lower back pain, travelling to thighs. Tried physical therapy, exercising. Cure for pain?

hi. i have pain in my lower back, into my thigh that sometimes travels down to my foot . i was told it was pulled muscles by a doctor and sent me to physical therapy and was told to do some exercise to loosen up the muscles and build up muscle in my legs. i have done that for months now and have been going to the gym daily for a month now with no improvement
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
With the available described symptoms, there appears to be possibility of prolapse slipped disc along with radicular pain radiating to lower limb.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ neurologist and should go for thorough neurological check up.
You should also go for peripheral arteries lavatory examinations to rule out chances of vascular pathology.
You should go for x ray lumbo-sacral spine on preliminary basis.
You should also go for CT/ MRI scanning of affected spine area.
You should also go for analgesic along with muscle relaxant for relief of your symptoms.
Spasm in muscles is a protective mechanism to prevent further injury.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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