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What Can I Do To Reduce My Lower Back Pain That Is Spreading To My Right Leg?

I have pain in lower back, down left leg sometime in my right leg to. I cannot bend over to put on my socks or cut my toe nails, and when in bed it hurt to move over and I cannot sleep on stomach. When I get up from sitting or sleeping it hurts me to walk. I have no swelling just pain
Fri, 31 May 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

Commonly lower back pain radiating to the legs is due to sprains occurring because of over stretching of the muscles, tendons or tearing of the ligaments.

To get the relief you can take NSAIDS & can apply pain relieving ointments & sprays. Do walking & exercises to get relief. A sedentary lifestyle is not good for lower back pain.

Other factors may be herniated disc, sciatica, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease.

You are suggested to visit ER, get physically checked & get blood tests, Nerve Conduction tests, Nerve Biopsy & Imaging tests done to detect the pathology causing the discomfort.

Your treatment will depend upon the severity of the pathology detected. Get treated at the earliest.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
Hello,

The pain that you have can be related to mild disc bulge in the lower spine. This can be confirmed after an MRI scan. Taking oral muscle relaxants and keeping yourself well hydrated will help.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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What Can I Do To Reduce My Lower Back Pain That Is Spreading To My Right Leg?

Hello, Commonly lower back pain radiating to the legs is due to sprains occurring because of over stretching of the muscles, tendons or tearing of the ligaments. To get the relief you can take NSAIDS & can apply pain relieving ointments & sprays. Do walking & exercises to get relief. A sedentary lifestyle is not good for lower back pain. Other factors may be herniated disc, sciatica, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease. You are suggested to visit ER, get physically checked & get blood tests, Nerve Conduction tests, Nerve Biopsy & Imaging tests done to detect the pathology causing the discomfort. Your treatment will depend upon the severity of the pathology detected. Get treated at the earliest. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician