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I hurt my back by lifting something too heavy. The back pain

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I hurt my back by lifting something too heavy. The back pain has now resolved. But, I have an intense pain radiating Down my leg from the inner side. What do you think is the origin? How can the pain best be alleviated?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for this question
What you have is "sciatica"
This is a pinched nerve in the low back---most likely from a disc bulging and pressing on the nerve
This creates pain in the leg.
The best treatment for this is really a chiropractor. Can you see one soon?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The pain is down the inside of my leg. Could that still be sciatica? I need pain relief medication while waiting for chiro appointment. What do you advise? It is excruciating to walk!
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Yes, of course. This is classic symptoms. I would advise ibuprofen. It is the best for this scenario that you can get over the counter
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
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