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back pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:38 AM in New Member Introductions
HELLO EVERYONE I am a 46 year old male who herniated a disc 4LL5 at work 8 years ago pain has never completely gone. Last week I was bending over something at work and got a sharp pain in my lower back. Thought the pain would go away like it always does but I was wrong seems to be getting worse. The pain now is also in my left testicle, sitting helps but the minute I start walking around the pain becomes unbearable. My doctor has stopped me from working and given me muscle relaxents. Doctor thinks it might be my sciatic nerve but I am not sure. walking around the house is not so bad but when I walk on concrete it acts up again. I can turn from side to side with no pain but just standing up to long really hurts. any ideas why this is so
Thanks tinman1963


  • I'm new to these boards and hesitant to give much in the way of advice, but I thought I'd say sorry to hear you are in so much pain. There are a lot of great articles on here written by doctors that are immensely informative. I'm curious whether or not the doctor ordered a CT or MRI. I do know from experience that when I've 'tweaked' my back by accident, that my muscles have over reacted and caused more harm than good in the way of pain. Have you been to a Physical Therapist? It might be a good place to start, if not.
    Anyway, good luck, and I hope you start to improve soon.
    Take care
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i cannot help you with a diagnosis but we do share pain as a common problem. be sure and follow the doctor's orders.. if you do not feel confident with his care, try another doctor. :-C good luck and i hope you are feeling better soon. Jenny :)
  • Everyone is so different in the way that their body reacts to injury that it would be difficult for any of us to take a guess at what the problem may be. Has your doc offered you and treatments? MRI? If you do not get good results from your doc don't hesitate to get a second opinion. Good luck and please keep us posted.
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