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What is the cause of pain in the back and legs?

Q: I am suffering from pain in one leg, from hip back centre portion for the last seven months. I am neither in a position to sit, stand, sleep or walk. When I take nimulid it subsides but if I do not take the next dose it comes back. I have already taken a CT scan of spine and doctor confirms that there is no problem. What should I do next? Recently I underwent a surgery where they removed a polyp from the mouth of uterus. Does this have any connection to my pain?

A:Pain in the back radiating to your back suggest some neural compression (nerve compression). CT scan may not necessarily show any lesion if the pain is disabling, I would suggest MRI exam, after having seen an orthopaedic surgeon. A physical examination is the best way to decide or point towards a probable diagnosis. You should resort to physical therapy which includes back strengthening, stretching as well as abdominal exercises. You can take pain medication, but they should not be a routine. Hot fomentation or spending some time under a warm shower will be comfortable.


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