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I am having severe back pain going down to my right leg

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I am having severe back pain going down to my right leg
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 11 months ago.


Since how many days are you having this pain?

Any associated numbness or tingling?

Any history of injury?

Have you undergone and X-Ray/MRI of the spine?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Only 2 days of pain. A little tingling. No history of injury. No x ray or mri of spine
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What can I do for this
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 11 months ago.

As you describe it seems that Lumbar radiculopathy can be a possibility .

Nerve root compression like compression of sciatic nerve called as sciatica or lumbar radiculopathy .
Sciatica is generally caused by the compression of lumbar nerves L4 or L5 or sacral nerves.This occurs because of spinal disc herniation,wear and tear or degeneration of the discs.

You need to undergo X-ray/MRI of Lumbosacral spine to rule out the possible cause.

The line of treatment may include


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen

Physical therapy like deep heat ,traction ,interferential therapy .

I suggest you to consult your nearby Orthopedist for further evaluation and management.
I hope this helps.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Excellent Neurologist to diagnose problem
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I will always refer this ask a dr.
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 11 months ago.

It's my privilege to help you if you have any further query regarding your this health issue.

We are here to serve you until you satisfy.

It's good to discuss rather than quit.

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Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 11 months ago.

Wish for good health.
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