Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan
Hi doctor. I am pregnant for 12w and have history of degenarative disease/lumbar spondylosis at L4 and L5 before pregnant which been diagnosed at early 2020. After covid happen, I didnt follow up with the treatment and physiotherapy. Now, my pain worsens. It affects my lower back and my right hip until leg. Sometimes I cant move freely to change my position when I lay down. I get to move by help of my husband. And the attack seems more frequent lately. Sometimes I cant even feel my leg and fell down. Also I cant move my leg freely and have electric like pain the whole right leg. Do I need to follow up to hospital? As I afraid it might affect my pregnancy
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Based on your explanation, we understand that you have a history of lumbar spondylosis at L4&L5 and currently you are 12weeks pregnant and have been experiencing pain at the lower back and right hip that radiates to your leg. We will try to help you out.
The symptoms you are experiencing can be due to nerve compression as a result of lumbar spondylosis. In addition to that, your pregnancy may have also exacerbated your condition. We advise you to refer to a doctor regarding your problem so that it can be treated. You can speak to our orthopedic doctor online so that we can help you further.
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