Leg pain causes pain and discomfort to the legs. It occurs due to various causes like wear and tear, injuries to the joints, muscles, and ligaments, and problems in the lower spine. It can also occur due to blood clots, varicose veins, or poor circulation. The other causes of leg pain are deep vein thrombosis, gout, infection, peripheral neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, and stress fractures. Taking pain medications helps to provide some relief. Applying heat or cold provides some relief. Stretching and massaging help a lot.
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I had unbearable leg pain a few months back and took an MRI scan showing mild posterior disk bulges. Please review the MRI scan and suggest your opinion.
Query: Hello doctor, I had severe leg pain, and it started a few months back. The pain is increasing day by day, and now I think it has reached a peak level that I cannot bear it. So I took an MRI scan. The result says the following. Loss of lordosis. Minimal posterior disk bulge at L3 to L4 level indenti... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and I suppose it is severe slip-disk pain radiating to your lower limbs. The disk acts as a shock absorber between your vertebrae (sp... Read Full »
I want to undergo a radiofrequency ablation procedure for lower back and leg pain. Is it safe?
Query: Hi doctor, I am planning to undergo a radiofrequency ablation procedure. I have lower back pain and throbbing pain in the back of my right leg. I would like to know if it is safe, effective, and has any side effects. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe new procedure. It will have positive outcomes. However, to achieve better results, you must manage your weight. Read Full »