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What causes pain and numbness in the back side of the right thigh?

Hi,

My name is Deepna, I am 27yrs running.my height is 5'5", weight 72Kg. I am married.

I was having severe pain in back side of my thigh 1 month back. and i consulted the doctor, doctor told that the pain is due to the spinal disc herniation.and i took LS spine MRI scan also.

and scan report is as below,

1.Transional vertebra at Lumbo-sacral level.

2.Bony canal dimensions border line at mid-Lumbar levels(AP: L3=1.15,L4=1.16,L5=1.25cm)

3.L5-S1 posterior protrusion;extruded material lying in the right centro-lateral canal at S1 body level. Thecal compression & B/L lateral recess narrowing (R>L)

4.L4-5 mild posterior bulge

5.cord normal

6.No para-spinal lesion seen

7.Right ovarian cyst(4.6cm). Suggestive of functional cyst.advise USG.



And i am having numbness in the back side of my right thigh and genital area, but no pain.



My doctor told this will be ok.But dont bend forward at any cost.



Is it a serious issue. i am little scare about the numbness



Tue, 5 Aug 2014
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Hello
Thanks for writing to us

According to report,you are suffering from degenerative disc disease of lumbar spine.It is early in your case.
Degenerative changes occurs in spine due to aging and development of weakness in annulus fibrosis.

1.At L5-S1 level,there is posterior herniation of disc and extruded material is causing thecal compression & bilateral lateral recess narrowing (Right >Left).

2.At L4-5 level there is mild posterior disc bulge.

Majority of the cases of degenerative spine disease are benefited by physiotherapy,so physiotherapy should be tried first.
Surgery should be the last option.
There are also medicines like capsule pregabalin available for pain relief.

Your doctor has rightly suggested to avoid abrupt forward bending.You should avoid lifting heavy objects.

Get well soon.
Take Care
Dr.Indu Bhushan
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What causes pain and numbness in the back side of the right thigh?

Hello Thanks for writing to us According to report,you are suffering from degenerative disc disease of lumbar spine.It is early in your case. Degenerative changes occurs in spine due to aging and development of weakness in annulus fibrosis. 1.At L5-S1 level,there is posterior herniation of disc and extruded material is causing thecal compression & bilateral lateral recess narrowing (Right Left). 2.At L4-5 level there is mild posterior disc bulge. Majority of the cases of degenerative spine disease are benefited by physiotherapy,so physiotherapy should be tried first. Surgery should be the last option. There are also medicines like capsule pregabalin available for pain relief. Your doctor has rightly suggested to avoid abrupt forward bending.You should avoid lifting heavy objects. Get well soon. Take Care Dr.Indu Bhushan