I have been diagnosed with grade one spondylolisthesis L5 over S1. Often my right outer thigh becomes numb and standing upright is a problem without support of the lumbar belt. Also, I often feel pain on my right calf muscle. Could you suggest the best option from here
As a first line management you can take drugs like gabapentin for pain relief. In severe cases steroid injection to the spine may be required. Consult a spine surgeon and he will direct you accordingly.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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