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I had a boating accident 3 months ago. I in a position for

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I had a boating accident 3 months ago. I laid in a position for 30 hours befor I was found.I ended up in ICU for 3 days.At that time my liver.kidneys,sugar were not functioning.When I was able to stand I had a prominent limp.(no stroke).Liver,kidneys,& sugar are back to normal.I developed a contusion on my left bottock. This then developed into a hemotoma.(very painfull).My left side of my buttock,leg & foot were very swollen.The swelling is now gone. The hemotoma is bearable,but the limp is still there & the muscle on my buttock is gone as well as my leg.My treatment was pain pills in the beginning. Chiropractic to get my body in alignment, plus working on my sciatica.This is still uncomfortable.I am getting off my meds.Through all of this I was told I had nerve & muscle damage.I went through the Cold Lazer therapy,plus manipulations.This was on my left side buttock,and very bad in my foot.I would like to know what I need to do to get rid of this limp & why I have it. Are there any
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Tiwari replied 9 years ago.
I have read all the complaint as you described.I think if i am going on right side ,you have not consulted to the your doctor after you left the icu.
As the description is showing you are having most probably damage to your sciatic nerve which is a main nerve supplying to your lower limb.If you are developing weakness in your lower limb with such a wasting then the damage you got should be of severe degree.I think you should first have a NCV & EMG study to see the extent of the damage.
At this stage you should have taken the rest with your limb in flexed position with assisted physiotherapy.I think cold lazer may act & used only to reduce the pain but not to correct the pathology.
I shall advice you to consult to your neurosurgeon for help.You may continue your analgesics & supportive medicines.
I think it will help you.
With regards.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.

Could you explain to me what NCV&EMG are.What do you classify ANALGESICS as.

Thank you Kindly,


Expert:  Dr.Tiwari replied 9 years ago.
Hello Darren,
The complete form of these abbreviations are-
NCV-Nerve conduction velocity study.
EMG-Electro myographic study.
Analgesics-Pain killer drugs
Hope it will help you.
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