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Back in July my MRi showed I had moderate bilateral

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Back in July my MRi showed I had moderate bilateral osteophytes at c3/4,c5/6 and c6/7 with nerve root compression bilaterally at c5/6 and c6/7. I am also waiting surgery for a hemangioma on t9 whereby this has caused pain when sleeping and the specialist is going to put cement around. Unfortunately 10 days ago my leg suddenly could not weight bear with shooting pains in my groin and front of leg. I can do a few steps ok and then the pain shoots from the groin. Gp has sent me for a hip X-ray still waiting results but I have not had problems with my hips before. He has increased my gabapentine to 300mg X 3 times a day. This is not helping with my groin/leg pain nor having much affect on my neck pain, but it does help my thoracic area. I am 53 with a healthy bmi I am usually active with walking (which is my stress buster). I have had to be signed off work which I have not had to be in the last 20 years. I am not sure what to do. Is my new symptoms due to my neck become worse since July and this is effecting my groin/leg?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 1 year ago.

Probably your symptoms can be related to nerve root compression in lumbar spine.

An X-Ray/MRI of Lumbo-sacral spine can be helpful in further evaluation.

Physical therapy can also be helpful in such cases.

Warm compressions with hot water bottle can be helpful.

OTC pain killer like motrin can be helpful.

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