Low Back Pain To The Right Leg?
Hello, I feel Yeri on the waist to the right foot said the nerve doctor said that if the doctor is not cured healed can surgery or can not be cured using drugs or therapy? because if you hear surgery, you will be afraid, thank you, Doctor
Hello, Whan Abud, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Pinched nerves in the waist can be caused by pressure by the structure of the spinal cushions, growth of spinal spurs, narrowing of the spinal nerve pathways (spinal stenosis), displacement of the spine from their proper position (spondylolisthesis), etc. To find out the cause, it is necessary to do a physical examination and supporting examinations such as CT scan or MRI.
Treatment depends on the cause and severity. At a level that is not too heavy, the doctor will give pain medicine and muscle relaxation drugs and suggest to improve lifestyle (for example by exercising that does not burden the spine, for example: swimming), not lifting / pulling / pushing heavy objects, using a buffer ( e.g. special corsets), physiotherapy, etc. In more severe cases such as unbearable pain or disturbances such as: weakness of the legs, urinary incontinence or stool (unable to control urination or defecation), pain does not improve with medication, the doctor will recommend surgery. The operation also has different techniques depending on the cause.
If the pinch of the nerve gets worse, complications that can occur in addition to pain that is getting more and more severe is the weakness of the legs, numbness in the legs, to disorders of the nerves that control bowel and urination. The choice of therapy from drugs, administering injections around the painful site, to surgery depends on the cause, severity, and condition of the patient. So, discuss with your doctor and family about appropriate treatment options.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.