A 44-year-old male asked:
Periods of lumber pain,travel down leg.slipped disc sym but only last 5-7days&pain only when i move.sit or lay still stops pain. any ideas what it is?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Colantinoanswered
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
MRI: An MRI of your lumbosacral spine would probably demonstrate a bulging or herniated intervertebral disc pressing on a nerve root. Apparently it is affected by positional factors. If symptoms persist more than 6 weeks, my rule of thumb is that some treatment such as physical therapy,epidural corticosteroid injections or disc surgery is needed. Of course you don't have to wait 6 weeks for the first 2
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Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. C: You may take acetaminophen for the pain, do not take more than 4 gm/day, do not take alcohol. Do not restrict your activities. Do not be in hurry to get intervention, other than physical therapy.
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Last updated Mar 25, 2019
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