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A 31-year-old female asked:

Si joint dx. went to pt yesterday, they did traction. now left buttocks and leg numb to mid thigh. shooting pain also. cant bend why no mri? what to

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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
More than SI joint: Your new symptoms are classic for a nerve in your low back being compressed. I would suggest treatment for same. MRI might confirm the cause but bottom line the nerve needs to be uncompressed. Hopefully you can find help for same. You have a form of sciatica and the numbness implies more serious nerve compression. Most likely the L5 nerve root. Some Relief is appropriate to seek soon.
Last updated Nov 18, 2017

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