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Lower Back Pain can some one please help?????

sandeep1136ssandeep1136 Posts: 4
edited 09/14/2015 - 8:49 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hey All,

My Name is Sandeep 30 yrs old and i am new to this group. This is the first time i am having a back pain

Coming to my case :

My Pain first started 5 weeks back when i was working out at the Gym doing a leg press with heavy weights.
I had numbness in a small part of my left thigh and the numbness went away in 2-3 days.

I visited a chiropractor and he took couple of x-rays and told me that nothing was wrong in the x-ray and it looked fine. He asked me to ice it and take some pain relievers like Aleve/Ibuprofen. The pain is not intense i would rate it as 3-4 out of 10.

I am not sure if that is a nerve damage but the doctor told me that it is Sciatica. But i do not feel any pain in my legs or any other part. My legs are perfectly alright and strong. But the pain does not go away completely. If I ice and rest for a day it goes away and keeps comes back .

The doctor asked to rest and told me that it goes away but it keeps coming back. I am completely lost on what should be done for it to go away completely

Can some one suggest what will be the recovery time and what should i do for this pain to go away for good. The thing that worries me is how long will it take to heal completely

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  • can some one please suggest
  • You had an X-ray, but it's hard to tell if there is any nerve compression unless you have an MRI. That said, I have sciatica without obvious nerve compression. What shows are bulging discs, joint hypertrophy, the start of spurring, and some other nastiness.

    I would strongly advise you not to continue the activities that led to the pain. You should probably leave them behind for good and consider a new plan for physical health. A good Physical Therapist can get you started down the right road.

    Discuss it all with your doctor. Does he recommend an MRI?
  • jeanette1980jjeanette1980 Posts: 4
    edited 09/14/2015 - 7:20 PM
    It does sound like you need an mri you might have a herniated disc that when you work out it causes inflammation causing the increase of pain. Xrays can only look at bone damage they can't tell if you have herniated discs or a soft tissue injury. Follow up with primary care Dr

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  • I stopped all my regular activities. the chiro did not recommend me to get an MRI.. He said that it would go away in 2-3 weeks which did not happen. I am into 5 weeks now still sufferring. I am planning on getting a second opinion from another orthopedic doctor.
  • I second what BMan said about getting a good Physical Therapist. They know A LOT about the body! Mine evaluated me and gave opinions about my back and was proved right by an MRI.

    I'm sorry that you are going through this. You aren't alone!
  • johnharada02jjohnharada02 Posts: 1
    edited 09/17/2015 - 4:12 AM
    I'm currently using [edit]Tens Unit pulse massager for my lower back. it's great massager. I was tried from lower back pain for past 6 month. Then after searching many more products on internet, I found [edit] PM-180 Tens Unit Pulse Massager. After using this product I got relief from my lower back pain.

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