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Leg pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,002
I am a 40 year old woman.I got a leg pain.The result of MRI is:"Mild scoliosis is seen and lumbar spine is straightened.Disc bulging with left paracentral protrusion is seen in L5/S1.There is a posterior extradural impression in left side of T10/11.
Bone and marrow:Normal
Perivertebral soft tissue:Normal"

What can I do for relief?
Thank you


  • Welcome to spine-health,have you had any pain meds?
  • I take Lyrica for leg pain Karami and I've had 2 injections from the pain management Dr. that really helped my leg pain. Are you taking any other meds for pain. Take care and see you around. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • Hi
    Thank you so much for your answer.I have had meds.
    NAPROXEN 250 mg {TABLET}
    BACLOFEN 10 mg
  • Karami:
    You condition is almost as common as dirt, and a lot more unpleasant.

    I suggest you get yourself evaluated by an interventional pain specialist and see what he recommends. If he recommends epidural steroid injections, take them, or at least one.

    I am a retired pain specialist and have a lot of experience dealing with situations like yours.

    Who knows where this will end up, but don't rush to surgery. Sometimes it works wonderfully, and sometimes patients end up worse.

    Live well!

  • Hi
    I was on bed rest for 2 months.Now the pain in my leg has become less and my toes are not doctor told me that I must return to my normal life and leave the bed rest.He said "you must exercise" but I don't know what kind of exercise are proper for sciatica ? could everyone help me ?

    Thank you
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  • I've had leg pain since 2003 - started with numbness in lower left leg, and over next few years developed into constant numbness both legs from knees down, pain in anterior thighs, both sides, and random severe nerve pains in both legs. I had spine surgery last spring - told by 2 neurosurgeons this would help - and now have worse pain than ever plus new 24/7 low back pain.

    So - don't rush to surgery!
    Ken Noel : question - prior to surgery I was getting ESI's L4/L5 every 3 or 4 months and they gave me WONDERFUL relief for several months each time. But since I developed osteoporosis in the same area, was concerned the ESI's were contributing to them. Have you had any experience seeing that? I'd love to go back to ESI's - I'm 59, mom alive at 99 so I may be looking at 40 years of them!!
    Thanks all! Rosa
  • I have horrible right leg pain and do not know what to do anymore. I have had steroid/epidural shots and now I am doing spinal desompression but it is not really working. What is ESI? Sorry for my ignorance. I would like to get some relief. Thanks and I hope you feel better
  • You need to see a physical therapist. They will show you which exercise to do. I am doing aqua therapy, it's just so much less pressure , it's too painful out of the water. Plus my PT uses heat, electrical stimulation and massage. They tried cold therapy but I don't like that. It's time consuming but you do need to move again to incourage blood flow, that will help speed up your recovery some. Good luck.
  • Epidural Steriod Injection - they always gave me tremendous relief. I often felt worse during the week just after the ESI but then, in week 2 would start to feel better and then felt great for about 6 - 8 weeks, but by 3rd month start to feel pains again - then another ESI.... on and on. My big question is: can I do this forever - like for another 40 years! I'm 59 but mom, still alive, is 98 and what if I live that long too!

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