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A 29-year-old female asked:

Do i have to live with constant moderate to severe pain? and what is wrond with me? 32 year old male previous hernia surgery left side five years ago healed fine. moderate to severe pain in left hip radiating down leg and into right side. swelling and pai

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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 30 years experience
You : You maybe describing sciatica. That is leg pain caused by a pinched sciatic nerve. Sciatica commonly presents with back, hip and leg pain and may be associated with numbness and tingling and weakness. Mri scan best shows a pinched nerve in the back. Treatment includes rest, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, steroid injections and sometimes surgery. For more information see my health guide on lumbar disk herniations and sciatica. Good luck!
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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine 19 years experience
Sciatica: Sounds like a slipped or bulging disc at l5/s1 in the spine. See an orthopedic surgeon and get an mri.
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Dr. Ralph Wolf
Dr. Ralph Wolf commented
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Also check on MRI L4/L5 disc health.
Nov 27, 2013
Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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