Around 6 PM today I had really bad back pain all of a sudden, I have a cold. So I have been texting so I thought it was just that but around 10 or 11 PM, the pain started to shoot down my leg as well, it hurts when I sit and walk and lift my leg.
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Looking at your problem from very near, it would be sudden bending causing pressure on disc and protrusion to lumbar nerve causing shooting like pain on leg. The cold and even cough increase the inner disc pressure and causing nerve to more pressure which causes symptom worst. So I would recommend you to use lumbosacral belt on lumbar spine at lower back.
I would also recommend some medicine to take for this problem and follow up with MRI for further improvement. Zanaflex (Tizanidine 4 mg PO bid for 1 week, capsule Neurontin (Gapapentin) 100 mg PO bid for one week, capsule Pantoprazole 40 mg once daily for one week.
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