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Old 07-02-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Question lower back pain that radiates down front of right leg

I am 52 healthy and active. Never had back trouble. I do rescue work for animals and was lifint a folded up big dog crate to place in closet I was leaning over to do this and felt a sharp pain inlower back on the right of tail bone area. Went to chiro no good. I wear ice and take alleve all the time. dr wants me to have mri and its been 3 weeks no relief. I cant get comfy at nigth to get a good nites rest no matter how I position myself- any thought? I cant just lie in bed...I was cleaning the house and did not feel pain until I was done...

 
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Re: lower back pain that radiates down front of right leg

I would caution you to take it easy for awhile to give whatever is wrong a better chance of healing. It may be that you have a disc that is bulging, most likely L4-L5. You should limit any activity that involves bending or twisting at the waist, reaching up overhead or to the side, pushing, pulling and lifting anything too heavy...maybe 10-15 pounds while this area is strained. Things like running a vacuum, sweeping, mopping and raking are particularly hard on the spine.

It is usually best to sleep on your back with pillows under the knees or on the side with a small pillow between the knees. The idea is to support the natural spinal curves as much as possible.

If it continues to hurt, it is probably a good idea to get a MRI to find out what's going on. You can do yourself further harm by ignoring it.

Good luck, and let us know what happens.

 
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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[QUOTE=roni1781;5011018]I am 52 healthy and active. Never had back trouble. I do rescue work for animals and was lifint a folded up big dog crate to place in closet I was leaning over to do this and felt a sharp pain inlower back on the right of tail bone area. Went to chiro no good. I wear ice and take alleve all the time. dr wants me to have mri and its been 3 weeks no relief. I cant get comfy at nigth to get a good nites rest no matter how I position myself- any thought? I cant just lie in bed...I was cleaning the house and did not feel pain until I was done...[/QUOTE]

thank you for that suggestion. I will do as you advise. Its difficult not to clean up after so many animals but I try not to over due it. You are wise. I certainly done want surgery if I can help it..but if I need the mri I will get ti so at least i kno whats going on. Thank you again!! roni

 
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Re: lower back pain that radiates down front of right leg

This sounds like the exact same pain I'm having. Bending over causes it to radiate. I had physical therapy and it got better but it never went away. I think I need to go back to the doctor. I put bengay on my lower back every night and that helps but I am living on ibuprofen and it's not helping all that much.

 
Old 04-22-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
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Re: lower back pain that radiates down front of right leg

I suffer from the same pain, I have got a bulging disc and I've had 3 epidural injections, which work very well, I'm now waiting for another at mo, the pain is horrendous I between injections.

 
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