Slipped disc

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hi my husband woke up one morning four months ago and could not move.(back and leg pain) it was very bad.some doctors said it is probly a slipped disk some saidsciatice and some said muscle spazim. the gave him medication but nothin worked. 4 months later they decided to keep him in hospital they have left him for 4 months in very bad pain also been out of work for 4 months cannot walk up the stairs. and canot lie down can he sue someone for leaving him like that

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had left hip replacement on 22nd march, have not recovered well, now suffering severe sciatic pain in same leg, for which am prescribed Tramadol 100mg with Panadol qds, I am experiencing muscular spasms in lt leg,usually 30minutes after taking drug , is this anything to worry about ? no other symptoms so far

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Brief Answer:
could be pressure during surgery or slipped disc.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
Severe sciatic pain after hip replacement could be due to
1. Pressure on nerve during operation- which should have gone by now
2. Slipped Disc - The probability of slipped...

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about 3 months ago, i was pushing a lot of heavy equipment. the next day, i was sore and felt like i may have strained a muscle in my rt. buttocks. it gradually started to get worse and when i bent over, pain would go down the back of my leg from buttocks to knee. now i can not bend over straight leg, i have to bend my knees. did not stop working out, but have since cut back on physical activity. still bad

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Could be sciatica due to the slipped disc.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I am Dr. Gopal Goel, Orthopedic Surgeon.

The way you have described your pain, I think that you may be suffering from sciatica- probably caused by the slipped disc while pushing heavy equipment.

Normally for sciatica,...

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jaging pain left front thigh , first noticed when i coughed deeply now appears as a burning pain when i get up to walk initially.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Could be slipped disc or meralgia paresthetica

Detailed Answer:
Hi , I am Dr Gopal Goel ,Orthopedic Surgeon.
with above symptoms , I think you are suffering from either slipped disc at upper lumbar region or Meralgia paresthetica ( pressure on one nerve). I suggest you get MRI of...

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I am experiencing sudden pain in my back near my right shoulder. It is radiating up to the right side of my neck, and my right arm feels strange. I cannot turn my neck very far to the right or upwards without experiencing pain in my back/shoulder. The pain was so sudden and severe that I had to find a new position laying down on the floor, which was also painful. I am a 23 year old male. I want to rule out meningitis/know if I should go to an emergency room or just take Tylenol. This incident came out of nowhere and I have never experienced this before.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Symptoms are not suggestive of meningitis.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.

I have noted your clinical details. Based on that, the most likely diagnosis is a pinched nerve in the neck, which is...

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A few days ago I bent down and felt like rubber band snap. Sharp lower back pain. Has not gone away. Radiates to legs and feet sometimes neck. If I stand a long time I get numbness (tingling) in my feet and dull pain in abdomin.

Today headache and right eye twitch.

I think slipped disc. I do not need referral from pcp. Should I see neurologist or orthopedic?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Need to see a orthopedic doctor

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank your for posting the query.

I have gone through your question in detail and understand your concern

From the history,it seems to be a slipped disc for sure.
You need to consult a orthopaedic surgeon at the earliest and get...

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I have cramping of the calf muscle when i walk further than 100 metres,And i have pain in my buttock,all on the right hand side of my body,below my waist ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It can be pinched nerve or reduced blood supply.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,


Two important causes which can lead to such radiating pain and pain on walking some distance with muscular cramps are pinched nerve due to slipped disc or reduced blood supply down the limb.Of this slipped disc...

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ny hamstring is hurt when walking and cramps keep trying to start in the musle
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Could be spinal anal stenosis or slipped disc .

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
In my opinion this kind of pain occurs when you have compression on the spinal cord like spinal canal stenosis of slipped disc. I suggest you get MRI of Lower spine to confirm...

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I am currently awaiting an MRI. I recently took an ambulance to the ER because I could not walk. At times I did not have the strength to turn over. I have had muscle spasms and lower back pain for 3 years. I have not had that level of pain or disability in the last few weeks, however I have lower back pain and have intermittent muscle spasms all over my back, including muscle fatigue. Additionally, I have pain in my buttocks and hips to include quadriceps, and calves. I was wondering what the diagnosis may be as it pertains to either a herniated disc, ruptured disc, bulging disc, or degenerative disc(s)

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Symptoms are suggestive of slipped discs.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted the description of your symptoms. These are suggestive of slipped discs in the lower back region, causing compression of the lumbar nerves. Your symptoms can be explained on...

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