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Pain in lower back, cramps on left thigh. X ray showed l5 problem. Suggestions?


I have a pain in my lower back and cramps like on my left thigh some times when i sit i feel better some years ago my x-rays showed that i have an L5 problem so i try to control my weight and go walking i am 47 yrs old and this month i have also missed my menses . my weight is 75 kgs and height is 5'1 . would appreciate your kind response in this matter
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
The symptoms that you are having are likely to be due to a nerve root compression at the level of lumbar spine(L5). You need to get an MRI scan of the area done and consult a orthopaedician for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Packriswamy Sambangi's  Response
The back is an intricate structure of bomes, muscles and other tissues that from the posterior part of the body's trunk, from the neck to the pelvis.
As people age, bone strenght and muscle elasticity and tone trend to decrease. The discs begin to lose fluid and flexibility, which decreases their ability to cushion the vertebrae,
Low back pain may reflect nerve or muscles irritation or bone lesions. Most low back pain follows injury or trauma to the back. but pain may also be caused by degenerative conditions such as arhritis or disc disease, osteoporosis, viral infection, obesity, weight gain during pregnancy, poor physical condition.etc
Bulging disc, sciatica may cause low back pain require treatment.
1,.Sit in a chair withh good lumber support and proper position and height for the task.
2.A pillow or rolled-up towel placed behind the small of your back can provide some lumber support
.Wear comfortable low healed shoes.
4.Don't try to lift objects too heavy.
5.Maintain proper nutrition and diets to reduce and prevent excessive weight.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Hi...First of all let us know in detail about your L5 problem.may be the intervertibral disk space is narrowed or slip careful about it.avoid waight lifting.specially dont move any waighty particle while you are sitting.regular advised exercise,healthy diet,medication can solve your problem.check your blood pressure. ..your age is indicating to menopause..just observe to next not get tensed.thanks.take care.
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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