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Suggest treatment for back pain

had lower back surgery in 2002 and since then I can only sleep in reclined position.also use"2" arm style crutches as back didnt heal and L4 non fused.I had a large inner thigh cramp about the size of a softball 2 days ago and now is all black and blue from knee up half the thigh and not able to lift leg as it hurts to lift it and the pain is from right side of buttock down to knee then down to bottom of foot
Fri, 2 May 2014
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First, if there is any swelling, warmth, or exquisite tenderness to the thigh, then you should get it evaluated to rule out a blood clot. But for low back pain that radiates down to the leg, your best bets would be physical therapy and possibly a lumbar epidural steroid/nerve root block injection.
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Suggest treatment for back pain

First, if there is any swelling, warmth, or exquisite tenderness to the thigh, then you should get it evaluated to rule out a blood clot. But for low back pain that radiates down to the leg, your best bets would be physical therapy and possibly a lumbar epidural steroid/nerve root block injection.