A 66-year-old female asked:
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stabbing pain in leg after fall 8 months ago.it is pretty much 24/7 dr said take long time to heal should i get x ray or ? thank you

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Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Get x-rays: Also take a look at the lumbar spine to make certain this is not due to lumbar disc disease. It is suspicious for that since you have pain even at rest. The fall could also have resulted in a compression fracture of the spine, resulting in leg pain.
Answered on Mar 16, 2018
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