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Severe lower back pain, history of herniated disk. Taking neurotin. Recommendations?

I have severe lower back pain. Nothing is making it stop, I am taking Neurotin for nerve pain. I can feel the area as if it is a ball or something hard in the lower back area. I previously suffered a herniated disk 8 years ago and fell a few days ago and the pain started back again in that area. I do not have any blood in the urine. I am using a heating pad at the moment to try to dull it but, nothing is working, please help !
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Along with neurontin take neurobion forte also twice daily and an anti-inflammatory like diclofenac sodium 75 mg Sustained release tab once a day.Avoid jerks and lifting heavy objects and avoid forward bending.If this relieves it is okay or you might need an MRI to scan the disc position and its indentation on theca (spinal cord covering) causing pressure on nerve cord.Further treatment will depend on MRI report
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query
Your back pain is seems due to herniated disc which causing pressure over nerve roots.
There are several treatment modalities with medicines, physiotherapy and with injections in the back called epidural injections and root/facet blocks.
If you don't 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
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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