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What causes pain in back and legs?


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Published At May 19, 2020
Reviewed AtAugust 22, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

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 the disc and protrusion to the lumbar nerve causing shooting-like pain in the leg. The cold and even cough increases the inner disc pressure and cause the nerve to have more pressure which causes symptom to worst. So I would recommend you use the lumbosacral belt on the lumbar spine at the 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 twice a day for one week, capsule Pantoprazole 40 mg once daily for one week.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal
Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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