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14 Jan 2006

Back problem
About 6-7 years ago I had a Laminectomy L3 L4. The other day when I sat down I experienced shooting pains in my back and this now happens every time I sit. I have had Xrays which show nothing, but I am very tender to the touch in lower spinal region. and can't lift my right leg without pain. I have been given anti-inflamatories and bedrest for 1 week. Will this sort out the problem? I was told that if not better by 23rd they will then do a scan or mri. Does thid mean that they suspect I may have a disc problem or that I may have secondaries from cancer of the kidney?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Tuppy,
It sounds as if a nerve is pinching – and that could clear up in about 10 days. If not, the MRI would show if they need to relieve the nerve pressure by operation – because either the disc or a piece of bone can be pressing on it.
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