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roadpuprroadpup Posts: 1
edited 07/10/2015 - 1:24 AM in Lower Back Pain
I'm new here. I got hit in the side of my hip 2 days ago at work, hit hard enough that I have a bruise and when the object hit me my lower back popped. Since then I have had sciatic pain mostly down my right leg but switch g to the left leg as well, then just spreading across both butt cheeks, and both my legs just feel heavy. Now I have pressure in my back. I am going to the dr later today. Does anyone have any ideas on what it might be? I've hurt the same spot twice before but on the left side. I never went to the dr before so I don't know what I did, I just know they were from repetitive motions, this time was blunt force to the right side. It just concerns me that I heard a pop.

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  • Jules67JJules67 Posts: 3
    edited 07/10/2015 - 11:07 AM
    First off, I want to tell you I'm so sorry you're in pain. Many of us on this site can identify with worry and pain. I'm new to this site too but wanted to put in my two cents.

    Since you heard a popping noise, it could mean you slipped a disk or it could have just been a crystal pocket that was loud (like when you purposely crack your knuckles). The pain you describe sounds like there may be a pinched nerve(s). The areas that hurt can switch from one area to the next without warning.

    One of the things that helped me is ibuprofen. After you see the doc I'm sure you'll get better meds but one of the main things you can do for relief is to get the swelling down asap. I've found if I use an ice pack and it makes me feel better, chances are my problem was involving swelling/inflammation around the nerves. If the ice makes the ache worse, I switch to a heating pad. If that helps, it typically means there's an issue involving bones (spine). I'm not sure if this is a medically proven trick but it works for me.

    You'll probably end up needing an xray and CT or MRI before the doc can diagnose. Hopefully you'll get pain meds and something like Soma or Gabapentin.

    Hang in there and take things one step at a time (sorry for the badly timed pun). Stay hopeful and follow your doctor's orders and advice exactly as he/she says. I've been going through severe back pain since 2008 and have had 3 surgeries to fuse vertebrae with pins and rods. I still have alot of pain in my legs and sciatic areas which keeps me from living a normal life. It's very easy to find depression creeping in and making it worse.

    Good luck at your appointment. Please keep me/us posted. I'd like to help however I can. Pain has a way of making you feel alone even when you have friends.

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