A 30-year-old male asked:
i've got pain in my lower back and its giving me the feeling of having a numb or dead foot wht could this be?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Matthew Gold answered
45 years experience Neurology
Pinched nerve: Likely a 'pinched nerve' in your back, most often at your age from a bulging disk. If a bit of recumbent rest (and avoiding lifting, bending, even sitting a long time) and over the counter anti-inflammatory pain medicines (ibuprofen, naproxyn) don't improve the situation, seeing a doctor for an MRI of the back and perhaps an EMG (electrical test) would define things better.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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