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L4 pressing nerve
My L4 disk is herniated and pressing a nerve (as seen in MRI) which causes severe pain in my right leg. The pain starts only when i sit or make any uneasy posture, not when i am standing or laid straight. The pain starts from hamstring and spread up in full leg. I dont have any pain in my back. I have consulted with orthopedic. Now, i am thinking of consulting with neurologist as he might help me in releasing nerve. Kindly advice, i should consult to neurologist or not.
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Dr. Harisha N L
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For spine diagnostics, MRI is necessary...Ensure that you maintain an appropriate posture while working or sitting or walking....Take frequent stretch breaks and drink lots of water...Discontinue using pillow while sleeping straight...Do not lift heavy objects, especially after bending down....Eat a healthy wholesome meal which should satisfy your minerals and proteins requirement...take over the counter pain medications.. Consult nearest orthopedic surgeon they will do the needful.
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Dr. Harsha
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Hi there...not all disc herniation require surgically intervention. Disc herniation can cause pain like your describing. Initially you will started on oral medications and physiotherapy. some individuals will have spontaneous recovery with these conservative measures itself. In severe cases, surgeries are done to relive the pressure. And yes you can consult a neurosurgeon for further evaluation.
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