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Lower back pain shooting down to legs after workout.

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hi i have been having upper back problems for about 2 years now and it started out when i was bodybuilding. the pain has gone down dramatically but i was told by my physiotherapist that i have to exercise and when i did about 30 minutes exercise ive had massive unbearable pain now i'm facing another problem which started about 2 months ago my lower back started to hurt and there was a very strong pain shooting down my leg the pain down my leg has gone but my back pain still exists i'm doing physiotherapy still but no major improvement i also had a surgery in my neck when i was 20 years old now i'm 37 male and i had a plate inserted. attached i have a mri results i can also upload the cd if required. my question is what does the mri say in plain english and what should i do to be normal again?

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Category: Spine Surgeon
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Thank you for your query at
I have read your query with diligence.It looks from your details as well as from MRI that you may be suffering from compression of nerve in your vertebral column,Your MRI describes that-
1.There is protrusion of disc in spinal canal between the lumber no.4 & 5 vertebrae.This disc is only compressing the covering of spinal cord but not the nerves.
2.Between lumber no.5 & sacral no.1 vertebrae there is abnormal displacement.This creating small defect in part of vertebrae bone.There is displacement of LUMBER 5 VERTEBRAE OVER SACRAL 5.This is producing compression over nerves exiting between these vertebrae.
Your present back pain is due to this displacement.You should be alert.This is early stage & can be controlled by conservative means.You cam ask from your orthopaedic doctor for this is in detail.If this progresses then this may need surgery.
Hope this will help you.

Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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