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Strain in lower back, muscle spasm. X-ray showed loss of normal lumbar lordosis. Cause?

Last week I had an x ray on the lumbar spine following a fall at work 8 weeks ago. Can some loss of the normal lumbar lordosis and minor spondylotic lipping at L1/L2 be caused by a lower back strain and ongoing muscle spasm . I have in the past had degenerative changes at S1/L5/L4 with a slight disc bulge at L4/L5 show up on an MRI but this is not showing on the recent plain x ray and the changes noted in this x ray have not been seen before. I am having difficulty driving the 55 minutes to work as this flares up the pain.
Asked On : Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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This MRI suggestive of disc prolapse and this disc is compressing your nerves of leg. Are you having more pf back pain or leg pain. If back pain is more then Treatment will be physiotherapy and muscle relaxant and Pregabalin and Methylcobal.If pain is more in leg then surgery is needed. I would suggest you to show it to orthopaedic doctor and consult these options.Avoid bending forward and weight lifting.
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