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Lower back/spine pain. Throb pain n back, shoot pain n one leg or other. Capsaicin patch help aleve (naproxen) kinda help. Treatment? exercise? help!!!

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sciatica

I feel empathy for your back pain.
Throbbing pain in the back with shooting pain in one leg or other and lack of complete relief from Capsaicin patch is most likely Sciatica. See an Orthopedic Physician immediately for diagnosis, indicated radiological studies such as CT or MRI Treatment may include Medications, Physical Therapy, Massage, Ultrasound Yoga, Pilates, Walking Meditation

In brief: Sciatica

I feel empathy for your back pain.
Throbbing pain in the back with shooting pain in one leg or other and lack of complete relief from Capsaicin patch is most likely Sciatica. See an Orthopedic Physician immediately for diagnosis, indicated radiological studies such as CT or MRI Treatment may include Medications, Physical Therapy, Massage, Ultrasound Yoga, Pilates, Walking Meditation
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
Pain Management

In brief: Low Back & Leg Pain

Hello. How long have you had this pain? Does the pain go past your knees? Do you notice more pain with walking over standing or sitting? Bending over to put on socks & shoes? Twisting at your waist? In & out of bed, chair, or vehicle? Sweep, vacuum, mop, doing laundry? Short course of physical therapy may help.
If acute (new) maybe 7 days of steroid will knock out pain vs Toradol for 5 days

In brief: Low Back & Leg Pain

Hello. How long have you had this pain? Does the pain go past your knees? Do you notice more pain with walking over standing or sitting? Bending over to put on socks & shoes? Twisting at your waist? In & out of bed, chair, or vehicle? Sweep, vacuum, mop, doing laundry? Short course of physical therapy may help.
If acute (new) maybe 7 days of steroid will knock out pain vs Toradol for 5 days
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
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