• powe72 powe72
    July 27, 2009
    Pain...l
    powe72 powe72
    July 27, 2009

    Having back pain radiating down my right leg x-ray show arthritis now it's getting worse numbness of my toes what should I do sometimes it hurts so bad want to cut my leg off!!!

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    July 29, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    July 29, 2009

    If over-the-counter anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin don't help the pain, talk to your doctor about prescribing something stronger.  You might also want to consider some non-medication treatments like a TENS unit or acupuncture.  Here is more info on those options:

     

    TENS unit

     

    Acupuncture


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