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Lower back pain and down both legs

edited 03/17/2015 - 5:30 AM in Chronic Pain
I have lower back pain now for well over a year and it has now started going down my both legs the pains I have been given naproxen if not diclofenac tablets to take with paracetamol 500ml and again referral to Physio I cannot sleep at night I'm even worries about walking as it comes on without any Warning and I'm down on the ground helpless in Agony.

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  • galaxys44aggalaxys44a Posts: 3
    edited 03/18/2015 - 1:58 AM
    Go to doctor as soon as possible. It is possible that your disc is pressing on nerve and it results in problem with legs also. Again see good doctor.
    What you use is only painkillers, they don't eliminate cause. They can't fix disc.
  • Have you had any diagnostic tests? MRI could answer your questions & point you in the right direction for treatment. What does your GP say?
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • I had terrible sciatic due to a slipped vertebrae causing inflammation thus causing a pinching of sciatic nerve. Had it for over 6 months and nothing relieved except sitting on heating pad and doing nothing for hours. Started on boswellia supplement and huge pain relief on first day. After two weeks on supplement 80 to 90 percent of my pain totally gone. It is now so good that I'm not even considering the back surgery that my doctors have recommended. I would advise anyone with inflammatory pain to try this inexpensive herbal supplement. I take it 3 times per day - 500 mg. It has been a miracle for me and I feel like I have my life back.
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