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Q. I have severe pain in the left leg after lifting a heavy object. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Atul Prakash.


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Hi doctor,

I have a diagnosis of disc herniation. I have done an MRI. I have severe pain in the left leg. I have this problem for the past two months. It got started before four months when I lifted a heavy box. I have a sharp pain. After two months, it became normal. After a month, it came back suddenly. I have sent you the photos of the disc.


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Dr. Atul Prakash
MBBS., MS ORTH., DNB ORTH., MNAMS., FRCS
Fitness Expert, Orthopedics And Traumatology, Physiotherapy, Spine Health

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, you have a large paracentral disc prolapse on the left side. I cannot say about the level involved as you have not sent a sagittal section. If you have the symptoms matching with the level of the disc, then you have to wait for at least six weeks for the disc to have a shrinkage. If there is no improvement or if you are having motor weakness or bowel or bladder disturbance, then these are the indicators for the surgery rather than having a conservative treatment. A decision to have surgery should be taken by yourself along with the advice of the clinical examiner.

 
 
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