Low or lower back pain is a painful condition affecting the lowest part of the spine. It can occur due to muscle sprain, improper posture, lifting of heavy objects, and arthritis. Mostly it heals on its own. In some cases, physiotherapy is required. Pain relievers can be taken to have relief. In some cases, surgery is required.
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How long does spinal self fusion take?
Query: Hi doctor, I have constant low back pain. The pain is radiating from the lower back to the buttocks and both legs. There is a tingling sensation after exercise and walking. Before five years, I had a bad episode of back pain with sciatica. I was told that it was a slipped disc but did not get a scan... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the time required for fusion, it is highly variable and thus tough to say. I need to explain here that this process is usually a very slow one and occurs irregularly. For example, it can proceed 5 % for a month and then stop. After a couple of days or months, ... Read Full »
How is facet hypertrophy treated?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old and suffering from facet hypertrophy. I have continuous lower back pain. I cannot stand for more than five minutes. I am taking Nuroday daily. I would like to know the treatment. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you are 28 years of age and have continuous lower back pain which I think is not responding to the medications and conservative management. Normally at this age, conservative management in the form of anti-inflammatory medications, intens... Read Full »
What can cause severe back pain in my mother?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother who is 63 years old, suffering from back pain. She is not able to walk even 100 meters. After walking a short distance, she feels numb in her foot and needs to sit for some time to proceed further. While sleeping, she feels needle pricking like effect in either side of her back... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you not to worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. Thank you for uploading the lab reports (attachment removed t... Read Full »
I have severe lower back pain radiating through the left hip to the leg with a burning and pinching sensation affecting my daily activities. Please help.
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
From the MRI, kindly explain the severity of my low back pain.
Query: Hi doctor, I have low back pain, spasms, leg weakness, and neuropathy. I had an exacerbation five years before, and the current one is severe. I had MRI and blood tests. The reports are enclosed here. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your problem is sciatica, but it has not yet progressed to a severe stage.At this stage, you need rest and the following treatment. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take treatment with consent.Tablet Aceclo SR (Aceclofenac) as needed, do not use c... Read Full »
I feel a constant sharp pain in my lower back and left knee pain after stretching. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, A month back, after returning from the gym, I felt a sharp pain in my lower back. It got reduced with massage for a few days; from then, it has been constant. The pain in the lower back is constant. However, after this pain started, I started feeling pain in my left knee veins when I stre... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. You have not mentioned if the pain remains in the back or radiates to the leg. Also, is the pain getting relieved by anti-inflammatory tablets, and finally, what makes the pain worse? Vitamin D and B12 deficie... Read Full »
I have pain that radiates from my back to the thigh. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old woman. I am suffering from a radiating pain that spreads from back to the lower half of the body. I have this issue since a year. It aggravates when I ride bike. Occasionally, the pain may also radiate upward. If I keep hard item then I get some relief. I am takin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptom profile with long duration of pain unsettled after muscle relaxant points towards disc herniation as a probable etiology. You need to visit an orthopedic surgeon for neurological examination to look for signs of neurological impairment and get an M... Read Full »
My mother has been suffering from lower back pain for the last two years and is not able to walk or climb stairs. Why?
Query: Hi doctor,My mother, aged 54, has been suffering from lower back pain for the last two years and is not able to walk or climb stairs. She has the following complaints, numbness, fatigue, depression, low appetite, and always feeling sleepy. She feels like she has less control over her left leg. MRI a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. You have mentioned pain in the lower back region, with pain spreading to the legs with associated numbness and weakness as well. Please tell me the following: 1. What is the intensity of back pain on a scale of ... Read Full »
Does an elongated tailbone affect growth?
Query: Hi doctor, My 11 year old daughter, who weighs 35 kg and is 4.10 feet tall, is suffering from pain in the tailbone. The x-ray revealed that it is a congenital elongated tailbone. The report read, coccyx shows longitudinal clefting, which appears to be congenital variation. She has been advised to ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I wish you had included the x-ray with the detailed description. The symptoms will depend on the size of the coccyx. As the child grows, the pelvis may grow at a faster rate and the coccyx may become less prominent. So, I will delay the surgery till the child a... Read Full »
What is the reason for my severe back pain and pain in the hip, buttocks, and thigh?
Query: Hello doctor, I had lower back pain which was not bad at first. After a few weeks, it has gotten worse. I have a pain in the hip, buttocks, and thigh as well now. I recently joined work, and I cannot perform at work as the pain is unbearable. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been suffering from a lower backache that is radiating to the buttocks and thigh. It seems to be due to a nerve compression which is the cause. You need to see an orthopedician for that. An X-ray of the lumbar spine should be done and an MRI lumbar spin... Read Full »