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I've had serious lower back pain that now runs down my right…

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I've had serious lower...

I've had serious lower back pain that now runs down my right leg.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

No injury. I've been using ice then heat

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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 7 months ago

This is most likely sciatica or compression of the nerves in your back as they exit from there and supply both the legs. The most common cause is slipped or prolapsed disc pressing on the nerves. I would recommend you to take ibuprofen tablet for 2 to 3 days as it would decrease inflammation and your symptoms, hot and cold compresses over your back, capsaicin cream and physiotherapy would be helpful. If it does not improve or becomes severe then do get it examined by your doctor and get an MRI to find the exact cause and location of compression.

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