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Have a l5 s1 disc herniation recently while running and driving i experience excruciating pain in left leg and anterior half of foot like it goes numb?

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Dr. Scott Keith answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Low back disc herniations have a way of causing pain and numbness under normal activity levels. Running, you must understand, will take you another level of aggravation. You need to have your back evaluated, and given protocols for dealing with a sick back.

Answered Sep 23, 2015

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Do feel that many of these disc herniations can desiccate and shrink over period of 9-10 months, but clearly, if things get worse, and disc herniates further, could get to a surgical intervention. Physical therapy with potential McKenzie exercises, may be best approach. Do NOT do this on your own.

Answered Oct 11, 2015

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