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Disc Problem

Herniated disk and degenerative disk disease are common spinal disk problems. They usually exhibit symptoms like numbness, tingling sensation, muscle spasm, weakness, sharp pain, worsening pain with movements of the region supplied by the affected nerve. Discitis or infection of the disk is also a cause of disk problems.

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Is endoscopic spine treatment a safer for my recurrent sciatica?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had sciatica for 10 years due to a sports injury. Initially, when it happened, I did a few exercises and got it cured. For the past 3 years, it has recurred, and the pain in both legs is unbearable. I have tried numerous treatments, including exercises, physiotherapy sessions, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. As per my understanding, you would like to know more about endoscopic discectomy. I would like to provide my opinion, but before that, I would appreciate it if you could upload...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for severe lower back pain after lifting heavyweight?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lower back pain for more than two months. I lifted a heavy rice bag, and the pain is always there since then. No pain in legs, no numbness, and no symptoms other than lower back pain. I cannot bend forward, and I find difficulty in some positions that I used to do. The pain is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Patel Tejashkumar Govindbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history of weight lifting and finding of MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity) sacralization of L5-S1 disc and nerve root compression at L3-L4 and retrolysthesis L3 and L4 means posterior displacement of one vertebra over another occurs. So...  Read Full »

I have radiating lower back pain. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 years old female having low back pain for the past nine years. I underwent various treatments along with regular physiotherapy but no improvement. Presently, I have severe low back pain (middle of the lower back) radiating through the left hip to the leg with a burning and pi...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your chronic low back pain and recent flare-up. Based on your magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, it seems that you have a few different disc-related issues in your lower back that may be contributing to your symptoms. It is important ...  Read Full »

My spinal pain related to a disc problem is still persisting even after multiple treatments. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from spinal pain problem for the last five years. I was diagnosed with disc protrusion at L4-L5 and L5-S1 initially. However, my pain has spread to the middle and upper back as well. The latest MRI is attached. I have managed this pain with physiotherapy and alterna...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, I am delighted to welcome you at I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). Disc protrusion is noted at L4-5 and L5-S1. Additionally, as stated in your case summary, there is sacroiliac join...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret my MRI results and suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 27. I had back pain after lifting a patient seven days ago. After two days of this, back pain and tingling started in both my feet and arms. I took painkillers and Gabica. I am on the following medications, Gabica, Methycobal, and Myonal. I only had back pain, no leg pain but ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The disc protrusion at L5-S1 (lumbosacral joint) is causing nerve root compression and causing all the above symptoms that you mentioned. I also see a suspicious annular tear at the same level in the image you have attached (attachments are h...  Read Full »

I am in constant pain due to disc protrusion. Will surgery help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a small midline disc protrusion at C6/C7. Mild left side neural foramen C5/6 and C6/7 due to foraminal disc bulges. I am in constant pain daily and did three months with a chiro twice a week which has not helped and I am currently in my fourth week doing some kind of laser treat...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to May I know what kind of pain you have? Is it radiating to your fingers starting from the neck? Do you have pain in both the hands or only tingling sensations? Any aggravating or relieving factors? You have been asked to repeat magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after some ...  Read Full »

What causes pain under c-section stitches with white vaginal discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old and a mother of two kids. Both of my deliveries were C-sections. I had my last delivery nine years back. Now I am experiencing slight pain under the stitches at the time of white discharges. It is happening for the last two months. White discharge is transparent in appe...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope you are talking of white discharge of the vagina, and there is no discharge from the stitch line. It has no direct relation with pain, but the pain in the lower abdomen, which you feel is at the stitch site, can be due to PID (pelvic inflammatory disease). The tr...  Read Full »

I have had pain in my lower back and MRI shows a disc abutting a nerve on the left side. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in my lower back. I did an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan to find out that one disc is abutting the left nerve. Now I have pain in my left leg also. I am currently under Lyrica (Pregabalin) 75 milligrams and cortisone injection (IM). Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I saw the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest you do the following things for back pain: Avoid lifting heavy weights. Avoid bending your ...  Read Full »

Will acute lumbar strain cause pain in the monkey bone?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has lower back pain (center pain at monkey bone). We took two X-rays, and the doctor says it is an acute lumbar strain. I wanted to know why this happens and the line of treatment for it. How long it takes to cure this? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Suman Saurabh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about the problem and hope to help you. You have given a very brief history, and I need to get further into it. Since when the pain started, and what is the pattern of the pain? Does it radiate down the leg? Does she have any fever or reduced appetite...  Read Full »

I have pain in my back and legs. Why?

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.  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 pr...  Read Full »

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