I am 47 years old. I had an MRI this past Summer (2013) and the diagnosis was that I have an L5-S1 protruding disc. The doctor did not use the word "herniated." He says my best treatment will be a lumbar injection. I have resisted doing this, hoping that chiropractic would help. It didn't. It is now December and I'm struggling with the pain. My worst symptom is hip pain. I have read a few of the posts of people having heel pain, which I also have. However, the heel pain comes and goes. But the hip pain is horrible. It is at it's worst when I've done anything on the floor for more than a minute or so. When I try to get up, the pain is severe. I'm trying to determine if I have an additional problem going on. Does anyone else with an L5-S1 protruding disc have hip/groin pain as the worst symptom? Thanks so much!!!!
I'm going to copy and paste the first paragraph in the "leg pain" section of this forum. I'm hoping this is the correct thing to do as I'm trying to connect with others who have my same symptoms.