Patient -L5 S1 Radiculopathy

Summary

  • Bulging discs in your lower spine can press on the nerves that supply your feet, causing you to feel pain in your heels.

 

How did I get this?

  • A previous back injury or wear and tear arthritis or bone spurs in the lower back.
  • It is more common in the 40-60 age group, golfers and dancers.

 

What can I do about it?

  • Avoid activities or movements which cause the pain.

 

What help can I get for this?

  • Your doctor may arrange scans of your lower spine, and pain relief medication
  • Exercises for postural correction
  • A Pain clinic may help with epidural injections.
  • Surgery may be required to attend to the spinal problem.

 

When will it get better?

  • Pain relief medication should give fast relief.
  • Exercises and postural correction may take some weeks to improve.


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