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Lower back pain. unable to bend sit & stand good. can walk

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lower back pain.
unable to bend sit & stand good. can walk when standing but not ver fast.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 6 years ago.
Dr.Tharun :

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Dr.Tharun :

Any tingling or weakness of the lower limbs? Any accidents? Any problems in urination or passing stools?

Customer:

no

Dr.Tharun :

When did it start?

Customer:

sunday

Dr.Tharun :

Any prolonged work or straining?

Customer:

yes.

Dr.Tharun :

Any medications?

Customer:

no

Dr.Tharun :

Any prior history of similar symptoms?

Dr.Tharun :

Any back scans?

Customer:

scollias 20 degrees off center.

Customer:

that was discovered 20 years ago.

Dr.Tharun :

By the symptoms it looks like IVDP - intervertebral disc prolapse with a pinched nerve .

Customer:

how do i fix it.

Dr.Tharun :

Usually bulging disc can cause such severe pain especially after prolonged work.

Dr.Tharun :

The first thing is bed rest which will relax the vertebral column and reduce the disc.

Customer:

for how long.

Dr.Tharun :

A painkiller like motrin or advil will help reduce the inflammation.

Dr.Tharun :

That is till you show it to a doctor who can order MRI scan of the back to confirm the diagnosis.

Customer:

how many should i tae a for how long.

Customer:

ok.

Dr.Tharun :

They can be taken twice a day after food.At the maximum thrice with a antacid like omez.

Customer:

question what if i have a tingle in the lower limb.

Dr.Tharun :

You should be worried about weakness , as it indicates neurodeficit and needs immediate medical attention.

Customer:

there is no weakness, just pain when i try to get up.

Customer:

sit down.

Customer:

or even bending.

Dr.Tharun :

That means it is just started.Better to get it corrected as early as possible.

Customer:

what is neurodeficit.

Dr.Tharun :

Bed rest is foremost treatment so as not to aggravate it.

Dr.Tharun :

There is deficit in the nerves coming out from the spinal cord due to compression by the bulging disc.

Customer:

ok.

Customer:

how many days should i rest.

Dr.Tharun :

Till there is pain relief or you see your doctor.

Customer:

ok.

Customer:

I will see a doctor tomorrow.

Dr.Tharun :

Doctor can advise bed rest as long as 3 weeks.

Customer:

ok.

Dr.Tharun :

Will be glad to answer any doubts you have.

Customer:

thsi problem is no where close to my prostate?

Dr.Tharun :

Prostate can produce symptoms like burning in urine ,high fever and chills etc and not positional.

Customer:

one more question

Dr.Tharun :

Yes

Customer:

the tingleing was in my back not my lower limbs, first.

Dr.Tharun :

Tingling can be from the lower back to the lower limbs , depending upon the level of the disc involved.

Customer:

ok.

Customer:

tanks you were most helpful.

Dr.Tharun :

You are welcome

Customer:

thanks>

Dr.Tharun :

Ok

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