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Can you tell me your age and gender?
Are you on any medication?
Any pins and needles or numbness along the thigh or the feet?
Any thing else that you would want to mention?
Alright, do you often suffer from lower back pain or was this the first occurrence?
If you cough or sneeze, does that cause a sharp pain to radiate from the lower back to the thigh?
The symptoms you mention are usually seen in stenosis of the foramina of the spinal cord. This usually happens due to weakening of the bones due to menopause. The process is known as osteoporosis. Radiation of the pain with cough or when one sneezes further points in this direction meaning there is some degree of intervertebral disc prolapse also. At this stage, I would advise, that you start on an anti inflammatory pain killer like Aleve 500 mg twice a day, massage the lower back four times a day with Ibuprofen liquigel, take a hot bath in the tub for 15 mins every night, and use a flat hard mattress (no spring mattress) to sleep on. Avoid bending and lifting heavy objects and wear a back brace which you can get from the CVS or Walgreens nearby. Hot water bottle kept at the lower back at night and during the day will also be beneficial.
I would also advise that you see your PCP and seek a referral to a Neurologist. An x ray of the lumbosacral spine two view should be done and further on an MRI can be done if any positive findings are seen on the x rays and clinical examination.
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