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Have dull pain -lower left quadrant of my back, radiating to

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hi,
JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: have dull pain -lower left quadrant of my back, radiating to my thigh and down to my heel
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: no recent injuries Pain seems to change with body position
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nothing related I can think o
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

On a grade of 1 to 10 how would you rate the pain?

Do you have numbness in thigh?

Are these symptoms related with one side?

Age and gender?

Any other health or medical problems ?

Waiting for your reply…

Thanks

Expert:  Dr Josh replied 5 months ago.

Dear,

Thanks for staying Online. I am posting my answer below-

This is most likely due to compression of sciatica nerve. This is causing pain from lower side of back and further radiating to thigh, it can also cause numbness or tingling sensation in thighs and heel.

Also the good news for patients is that sciatica usually will get better on its own, and the healing process usually only takes a few days or weeks.

Well, you can follow these measures to get free from Sciatica pain-

1. You can apply ice packs on your lower back for 15 minutes, and can be repeated 3-4 times a day.

2. Stretching exercises for your low back can help you feel better and may help to relieve nerve root compression.

3. You should take help from physical therapist. Physical therapy includes various modalities like - Short wave diathermy,Infra red and Wax therapy , these will help you a lot.

4. You can start with OTC Motrin and can be taken in dosage of 400 mg every 4 hours.

5. Muscle relaxants would also be helpful for your condition.

6. You should take bed rest, and remain away from lifting any heavy objects.

7. In case, symptoms doesn't improve after 2 weeks, then your doctor can prescribe certain anti-seizure and anti-depressant medications. It helps in blocking pain messages sent to the brain.

Most likely such condition would get better on its own, and the healing process usually only takes a few days or weeks.

Please follow measures, as suggested in this post.

Hope this helped

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 5 months ago.

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