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My Husband 's Xray shows Straightening of the lumbar spine, with pain from his left buttock down the foot.Anti-inflamatory was useless.what's the cure?

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Dr. Sean Kearney
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In brief: Back Pain

Straightening of the lumbar spine indicates spinal muscle spasm.
If there is associated pain (or numbness) that radiates to the foot, a herniated disc is a possibility. Depending on the duration of symptoms, a lumbar spine MRI may be indicated. If symptoms have been present for 2-4 weeks, physical therapy and anti-inflammatories can help. If greater than 4 weeks, would consider MRI

In brief: Back Pain

Straightening of the lumbar spine indicates spinal muscle spasm.
If there is associated pain (or numbness) that radiates to the foot, a herniated disc is a possibility. Depending on the duration of symptoms, a lumbar spine MRI may be indicated. If symptoms have been present for 2-4 weeks, physical therapy and anti-inflammatories can help. If greater than 4 weeks, would consider MRI
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