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Patient is unable to sit and walk due to severe pain on lateral side of leg . what may b the diagnosis? patients spinal xray is normal

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Need an exam: by someone who is knowledgeable about pain, such as a physiatrist. The pelvis, buttock, hip, knee, ankle and everything in between needs to be examined, not just the spine. Neurologic testing needs to be done. Further studies (CT, MRI) of the spine may be warranted Don't let the examining doctor off without an explanation as this is interfering with activities of daily living. Good luck.

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