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Pain in the lower back radiating to the legs, stiff neck. High blood pressure. Treatment?

I am having pain in lower back for last six months, which goes down to my legs , both hamstrings are stiff , I can not stand for a minute , my age is 52, my legs just give up in less than one minute, further stiff ness at neck area also, while sitting pain in buttock left side, I can walk normally with little pain, also suffering from high Blood Pressure 150/110
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
From your history and from your age it seems that you might be having generalized osteoarthritis changes in your whole vertebral column.
Go for x-ray cervical and lumbo-sacral region for knowing any osteoarthritis changes.
The pain you feel in your lower limb might be due to sciatica.
This is due to irritation of nerves passing through vertebral spaces.
Go for regular exercise like back extension exercise, quadricep exercise.
Do not lift heavy weight.
Take branded Calcium and multivitamin supplements.
Take enough milk.
Ok and bye.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query
These symptoms are part of lumbar disc degeneration with PIVD where the nerves get compressed by the protruded disc..
There are several treatment modalities with medicines, physiotherapy and with injections in the back called epidural injections and root/facet blocks.
If you dont get better with these treatment ,I suggest you undergo surgery, by which the nerves are decompressed by removing the protruded disc (discectomy), which would significantly improve your symptoms
Hope this will helps you
Dr Saurabh Gupta
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