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Severe pulls and hurt in the back of legs and lower back while coughing. Trapped nerve?

For a while now when i cough the backs of my legs feel like they are pulling & i've had a hurting back it was almost completely better today but i was walking along and coughed the first cough pulled the back of my legs but the second cough i got like a bolt of electricity through my my right leg so much so it flew out from under me pain shot through my lower back at the same time and i fell on the floor i could'nt get up for about a minute and my back was really hurting. I finally got up but my lower back is really hurting now. It was almost gone and now this it feels twice as bad. I suspect a trapped nerve because somewhere. what should i do ?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Welcome at HCM.

I have read your question completely.

It looks from your details that most probably you may be having prolapsed disc.The prolapsed disc looks to be compressing over the nerve supplying to lower limb.You should do following to have relief -

-Get x ray done.The MRI will be best for you.

-Take strict bed rest.

-Take a good analgesic like ultracet,on your doctor's prescription.

-Take the help of a good physical therapist.

-Consult to an orthopedic surgeon.

Hope this will help you.

With best wishes.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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