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HELP! lower back to leg pain

Based BarneyBBased Barney Posts: 1
edited 08/14/2015 - 11:31 PM in Lower Back Pain
I have not seen any topics about this so i thought maybe someone could help me.

I am 15 yr old and injured my back very severely at a football practice, it was after a good play me and my fried made i jumped up to shoulder bump him and when i came down i felt a very sharp instant pain down my leg starting on my lower right hand side of my back. It was sore before but never in my life have i felt pain like this. It kind of felt like i tore something but i don't know if it is that anymore. Its been 4 weeks since i hurt it and I've done everything i am not supposed to do including tire flipping, running, jumping, and even a little bit of lifting. i have told my parents and my coach and of course they think I'm being dramatic but I've had concussions, broken bones, torn muscles and a pulled muscles and nothing has ever hurt this bad. I have gone to one doctor that took an X-ray and a physical test and nothing came up but advised to get an MRI which i think is not needed.

I have also gone to a physical therapist who has stretched me out and told me how he has never seen someone so tight in their back, he thinks that i have a torn muscle in my back but also thinks that theres something going on in my QL which an injured disc could be in there. After going to him nothing feels better.

My mom has sciatica and a herniated disc and explains how her pain goes down towards her foot but mine only goes to the back of my knee, however sometimes i feel a little numbness and twitching in my foot/toes. She believes its a problem with my SI joint or possibly a alight disc herniation. What i have read up on suggests it could be 1 of 3 things; a torn Internal Oblique and torn Gluteus, a herniated disc, or a problem with my SI joint.

Also not sure if this is important or not but the pain is in my lower back, hip, hamstring, back of the knee and occasionally my lower leg. It also appears to be worsened at night and in the morning and i have taken an anti inflammatory (just basic aspirin)

any info would help so much thank you!

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  • It's tough to be a 15 year old athlete and in pain. You need to talk to your parents again and tell them that your pain is not any better. You say that the doctor recommended an MRI, which in many cases is the only way to diagnose disc problems or other issues that might be happening. Without a proper diagnosis, it is hard to treat, devise a therapy program etc. It is good that you are avoiding the physical activities that they told you to avoid (because you could injure yourself even more). Please talk to them again and ask them to follow up with what the doctor recommended or to take you back to the doctor because you haven't improved. Best wishes.
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