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Subsequent to slipping on ice i have lower back pain, and a feeling best described as weakness in my legs when i walk?

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Dr. Ramis Gheith
Pain Management 18 years experience
Back pain: Sounds like you may have displaced a lumbar disc and have a disc herniation with narrowing in your spine. You will most likely benefit from a detailed evaluation and an MRI of your lower back. Sounds like you have a condition commonly referred to as spinal stenosis-.
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Needs evaluation: Based on the description, you need to be evaluated since you are describing weakness in both legs, need more information and since happened after a fall, may have a disc herniation or displaced fracture, best to check with your doctor.
Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
See yor doctor: After fall on ice people can have broken bones and severe back sprain so it is best to get x-ray done. If the pain is not bad you can give it some time say a couple of days to see if it will get better by itself. Rest and heating pad taking it easy may be some over the counter pain pills wil help take care of it .Good luck.

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