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What causes persistent lumbar pain and numbness in the foot after a back injury?

I injured my back about 2 months ago. They called it a lower lumbar sprain. The pain is not getting any better infact my pain is worse now then when i first injured it. I now have numbness and tingling in my legs and feet. Should i go into the er and have it checkout or is this normal with these types of injurys?
Fri, 15 Sep 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.

With such presentations in my clinic,I will notify my patient that these symptoms are mostly due to nerve root compression from the back problem .

I suggest doing MRI lumbosacral spine to know the cause of problem(may be herniated disc)

I prefer using neurotonics,Pregabalin,Muscle relaxant and lumbosacral belt.
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