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 answered
27 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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!
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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