Severe pain in spine, lower back that runs down to my legs?
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June 16, 2019 / By Aidith Question:
I have pain in my spine that runs down to my lower back and legs. Sometimes the left leg, sometimes the right.It is a sharp pain, and it stops me from moving for a few seconds. This constant pain keeps me from doing the things I want to do, like play with my kids. I am in pain all the time, sometimes It is hard for me to get out of the bed. my back goes out atleast 5 times a month,and I am so tired of hurting all the time. Does anyone know what this might be? And if so what can be done to stop the pain. Thanks so much.
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Toal | 10 days ago
I almost skipped you but since you're a hot mama... here's the deal with back pain. Everyone has something irregular in their back. A disk bukge, a shifted vertabra, something. Not evryone gets pain from it though. So what you can expect from doctors is a bit of pain medication and a couple weeks of taking it easy. If that doesn't help, expect a month or so of physical therapy. And probably another month if the first doesn't help. That's all before they even bother to x ray anything. The thinking is if you know you have something screwed up in your back (and you do), patients don't give the physical therapy (and some cases that's all it takes) full effort and participation. Makes sense I guess.
But if the PT fails they'll grudgingly take a look. You will want both an MRI for soft tissues and X rays for hard stuff like bones. In your case, they'll probably find a bad disk in the lower back at what they call L5/S1. That's pretty much the bottom of your spine. Your spine has all kinds of nerves running in and out of it and there's not much room for misalignment before one of those nerves gets pinched. The sciatic nerve, which runs down in to the legs almost always gets trapped at L5/S1.
A lot of what follows is determined by what they see on the imaging studies, but it can go just about anywhere from more tests to stronger drugs to injections to block the nerve, even to the OR. But that's getting way ahead of the game, Just don't get frustrated if things don't feel better and they haven't done any kind of tests to see what's wrong. I know I got mad after a couple months, don't let it get to you. Besides it may never get that far.
For the back pain do heat and the usual over the counter stuff you are probably using already. Hot moist heat is better than dry heat. For the legs, try sitting on a tennis ball. No joke. You probably have the right spot in mind, in the back pocket area. Go 10 minutes on 10 off or less if your foot falls asleep. You can move it over to the other cheek if both legs are involved. I hope you're chasing the kids all over the house in a couple days. Good luck.
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Originally Answered: I have lower back pain (sciatica) and all that I used to alleviate the unbearable pain, does not seem to work.?
Technically, sciatica is a symptom of a condition - not a condition in and of itself. The most common definition is "pain running down the back of the leg." Because sciatica is only a symptom, you will need to seek a qualified health care professional to get properly diagnosed. Then you can begin treatment for that condition. Even though it comes and goes, there is an underlying condition.
There are four primary conditions that are responsible for sciatica nerve pain: Herniated Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, and Piriformis Syndrome.Most traditional treatments fail because they simply address the symptoms and fail to address the cause of the condition. Your condition - which ever of the 4 it may be - is a physical problem, and it will require a physical solution. There are no pills or injections that can create balance in your body.
Targeted, specific exercises and stretches will help give you lasting relief and correct the muscle imbalances in your body. To learn more about what causes sciatica and a simple stretch you can do to help alleviate the pain, you can go to: http://www.losethebackpain.com/condition... where you will find informative videos.
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Normally, I would not answer a question like this as my expertise is generally in medication but I had severe sciatica while I was pregnant with my 3rd child (after having had twins) and I had sciatica so bad that I was finding it difficult to walk. I tried massage therapy and physical therapy and could not take medication
I went to the chiropractor and the pain was instantly relieved. My hips and lower back were out of alignment because I had carried twins the year before. On occasion a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) can also work but they usually only work on one joint at a time - the chiropractor will do your whole back which works faster. Anyone who does not believe in chiropractors will tell you they are quacks - don't listen.
I don't necessarily believe that chiropractors can cure things like diabetes but they can definitely relieve some types of back pain especially if a pinched nerve is involved which is usually the cause of sciatica. Try a reputable chiropractor ASAP!
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i am a chiropractor and specialize in spine related injuries. the disc acts as both a cushion and a spacer between each vertebrae. if a disc is bulging/herniated, that bulge can put pressure on the nerves exiting between each vertebra which causes a "pinched nerve." also if the disc is wearing out (getting thinner) you lose the space between the vertebra, which leaves less room for those nerves to exit--and again can pinch a nerve. the nerves in your cervical spine (neck) go all the way down your arm while the nerves in your lumbar spine (low back) form the sciatic nerve which runs all the way down your leg. if any of these are "pinched" they can cause pain, numbess, tingling, weakness wherever these nerves go (down arms/legs). as a chiropractor i see this type of scenario on a daily basis. for those who have degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, disc bulging, etc.--normal chiropractic care can usually help with those problems. but there are also many people out there that have had this problem for many years and can't find relief with anything they try--including chiropractic. but now there is a treatment that is perfect for your situation and the best part is: it's non-surgical and non-invasive. if you haven't heard of it yet it is called spinal decompression. this type of treatment focuses on disc injuries and the problems they cause. i use the DRX9000 spinal decompression system in my office and it works wonders for people with these types of injuries (approx. 90% successful). the DRX9000 is fda approved and is the best decompression system available (there are cheap knock-offs that don't give the same results). my recommendation would be to see a chiro, especially if you've never tried it before-just to see what they have to say. also do some research on this treatment and then contact someone (usually a chiro) who uses it in their office. i would just google "DRX9000" to find info on it and doctors in your area who may have it. this treament is able to encourage the disc to go back to it's normal orientation and also rebuild its height--which then takes the pressure off whatever nerve it is compressing. pain meds, cortisone shots, epidurals won't do anything to solve the problem--all they do is cover it up and they become less and less effective over time. surgery AT BEST is 50% successful and usually doesn't solve the problem since most people need another surgery 5-10 years down the road for the same issue. it's typically a viscious cycle. remember: surgery is always an option, so try something prior to surgery to see if you can avoid it--cause once you do the surgery there is no going back. this treatment is extremely effective for degenerative disc disease, disc bulging, herniation, etc. and also sciatica type of cases, especially if you haven't had surgery yet. i've had many patients who were scheduled for surgery, tried this treatment as a last resort, and then ended up cancelling their surgery altogether after treatment was completed. it really does work and that's what my recommendation would be for you. good luck and hopefully this gives insight to others experiencing similar problems--there is a solution!!!
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The pain you are describing sounds like sciatica ("sye-AT-tic-uh"), which is caused by compressed nerves in the back. It could be the result of a bulging disc, spinal stenosis, arthritis or something else. Sometimes physical therapy and exercise can ease the pain. Cortisone injections can bring tremendous relief for some conditions. Sometimes it requires back surgery, but that's a last resort.
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You have wrecked your lower back due to some heavy lifting or prolonged abuse of the lower back. You need complete bed rest for atleast a week or you might end up in a big trouble where you would not even be able to sit and walk. Just go to a doctor now, he might get X-ray and MRI done. Treat it in time for the sake of your kids.
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t is sciatica. There are many reasons of sciatica like pelvic injury, fracture, tumors or piriformis syndrome. Every reason has different treatment plan.
I had the sciatica due to piriformis syndrome. Its a body disorder, not disease. You can remove pains by stretching your muscle. These iPhone app link helped me to remove sciatica.
Here you can have a visual tour of whole sciatic nerve. Mark the pain area & get a set of rehab exercises in 3D format. There is also available complete medical history & notes.
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F*Ck yahoo answers and worry about getting to the doctors honey. It sounds like you mite have spinal stinosis. My mother has it and her back gives out and she has sharp pains running thru her back and arms and her hands have become numb. GO TO THE DOCTORS IMMEDIATELY!!! because if that is the case it worsens daily and will become IRREVERSIBLE... Good luck!! ..
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Originally Answered: A 26-year-old female complained of severe, dull, aching pain, and cramping in the lower abdomen?
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1) The diagnosis is Endometriosis, probably stage 1 or 2 considering that only a few areas were effected by the abnormal tissue growth. It is classified higher if the growths are seen on places like the intestines and kidneys.
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6) After surgical intervention to treat endometriosis, medications like Danazol and Depo Lupron are used to put the woman into a medically induced menopause. This allows the body to rest and heal from the surgery and also effectively stops the return of the endometrial growths. Oral contraceptives can be used following the initial treatment with the above drugs, typically on a continuous basis. continuous basis means that the placebo week in the contraceptive is skipped, which keeps the woman from having a menstrual cycle. Birth control can be taken in this manner for long periods of time, and usually with only minor break through bleeding. Prior to treatment with Danazol or Lupron, oral contraceptives may not be as effective since the body is still allowed to create the same level of natural hormones that would trigger a menstrual cycle and ovulation. They are best used as the secondary treatment after the surgical procedure. Oral contraceptives will not keep the endometrial growths from returning, but will slow their reemergence.