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Suggest treatment for back pain

Hi i have been suffering with back pain since the age of 11 and am now 20 my mum had to get me out of bed i couldnt move recently i kept collasping as my legs just went numb and the pain in my back was so bad i get pins and needles in the right side of my neck and down my right arm it then goes numb this is near enough constant. i also have a bulging disk that just seems to be getting worse i have a numb right leg near enough all the time and unable to walk long distances what can be done to relieve the pain
Mon, 16 Feb 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

Hello,

I have studied your case,

You may need MRI spine.

If MRI shows mild to moderate disc bulge with canal stenosis.
Due to compression of this nerve root there can be leg pain associated with it.


For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started.
Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

Epidural steroid may help.
If there is no relief with all conservative measures then decompression with fusion or disc replacement can be done.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
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