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hi everyone , have posted for while so had medical letter today from the hospital from doctor is say L5 and L4 ans S1 on my right side which could be stenosis of the spine and that why getting lower back pain from my back .so can someone tell what this complaint is i have numbness from my knee to my feet see the pain clinic on 21st january

so would like some opioion what could ask the the specialist nurse please.

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    It sounds like you probably have a pinched nerve. The problem with L4 and L5 is mostly a disk bulge. When a disc bulges it compresses a nerve which them cause pain in that site and down the leg. Most of the time it pinches the sciatic nerve. but there are other nerves in your back that can also be pinched. I would certainly ask if that's what your doctor thinks is wrong and if you're interested in trying medication they will probably want to put you on something like Gabapentin (Neurontin) or pregabalin which is known as Lyrica in the US.

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      acupuncture is really good for any trap nerve honestly lyrica is the most prescribed drug in America at the moment instead of giving people oxycodone but I have watched my husband come off lyrica and he felt like he was dying and it took at least 2 to 4 weeks and the weight gain is awful I would say take a Valium lots of acupuncture lots of physio and please stay away from it if you can or just very very short term sorry if I sound over the top I really am ❤ there is a page on Facebook called the survival Page 4 people coming off Lyrica and the stories of red I just horrific good luck sending all my love from down under❤❤❤

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      my email is so horrible that I just got notice of your message from 3 months ago . I am right now weaning off of Lyrica and so far doing okay . I started at 150 mg and I'm down to just 50 mg a day . it wasn't really helping me any and I don't want to be on something if it doesn't work .

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    It sounds like you probably have a pinched nerve. The problem with L4 and L5 is mostly a disk bulge. When a disc bulges it compresses a nerve which them cause pain in that site and down the leg. Most of the time it pinches the sciatic nerve. but there are other nerves in your back that can also be pinched. I would certainly ask if that's what your doctor thinks is wrong and if you're interested in trying medication they will probably want to put you on something like Gabapentin (Neurontin) or pregabalin which is known as Lyrica in the US.

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      I have been Gabapentin but did not agree with me i don't know why but just lately seem senstive to all these tablets but all so neurologist said i might stensios of the spine but due to see specialist nurse on the 21st January at the pain was not that keen all she did lost time talk about pain. this in uk.he said i have my more in left then my right yet the pain in the right side also i have bursits of the hip and osteopororsis too and freibergs dieaase in my feet alright if stay off my feet because when walking makes me feel like walking on the bones of my feet.

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    i have back problems and also have numbness from my bottom to my knee my doctor has been doing acupucture on my lower back it has helped also i had a op on my right knee about a year ago and thats started to hurt again never ends

    I am on pain medication please keep me posted on what they say if you can that would be great good luck sending you lots of love and hope you get some answers ❤

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