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Hi about 6 months or so ago I hurt my back and had pain in my groin, lower back and it was radiating down my left thigh. It did not come on Immediately in fact I can't really be sure if the injury I had is what caused the pain. I tried everything from pain killers to physio to get rid of the pain. They helped but the pain did not go away for 12 weeks.

Now days before I am going abroad for Christmas It's happened again. I have not visited my GP because I have only just moved into the area and have already visited Her twice in the few weeks I have been here and I still have the medication I used last time. I did how ever visit a Osteopathist who spent an hour with me and told me to put ice packs on it and do so stretching exercises.

Please can anyone tell my if this type of pain is common with a muscle injury and how is it that it effects the nerve. it's not like their is a bulging disc or anything. Also please can anyone tell me if their is anything I can do to make this heal quicker.

I really don't want to spoil my husbands holiday :-(


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,856
    edited 12/10/2013 - 6:41 AM
    but anytime we hear about pain radiating down the leg, we think sciatica, which in turn presents itself with a disc that is impinging a nerve.
    But that doesn't mean for sure.
    Only a complete examination by a back specialist could tell for sure.. The GP and PCP can give some broad overviews, but
    for the most they cant go much further.
    I wish I could tell you more, but I cant even begin to get better without more details.

    When are you heading out? Do you have time for another doctor visit, if your GP can get you in to see a back specialist.
    If not, depending on where you husband is at , check with that country regulations. Perhaps you could have your GP be prepared to talk to a doctor in the area you are going to visit in case you have any flare ups
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • swampiesuesswampiesue Posts: 11
    edited 12/10/2013 - 7:23 AM
    I live in the UK, and you wait months to see a specialist. I was examined by my last GP the last time I had it and who told me he was pretty sure the problem was muscular. The osteopath also said she believed it to be muscular. However without being referred to a consultant.

    We are going tomorrow so no time to visit a GP now, I was unable to get to a GP today anyway today as I had no transport.

    I really can't believe a how I could have been so stupid and b how something so simple could have set this off again... I did a sort of sit up :-(
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