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Onlinedoc, General Physician
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I tool a fall a few years ago I didn't have a X-ray or scan

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I tool a fall a few years ago I didn't have a X-ray or scan through the years it has became problematic to sit for periods of time or to lift without it bothering me. Now I am having tingling and numbness on the left side that goes all the way Down to the top of my feet the numbness does always stay only if I lift a lot or sit
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Dr.Nitika-a board certified physician. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

I understand your discomfort.

As per your description,your numbness can be associated with nerve impingement.

You should try physical therapy.

Also do gentle massage with topical diclofenac sodium ointment on affected sites,lower back.

You must see an Orthopedist for a clinical exam and MRI,nerve conduction velocity test should be done in your case.

Take OTC Advil.

Medicines like Gabapentin can be advised which provide you good results.

Stretching exercises can be helpful.

Hope this helps.

Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

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