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Ellekat19EEllekat19 Posts: 1
edited 10/24/2015 - 9:29 PM in New Member Introductions
Hi. I am new here. I need some help. I am a 36 yo female with chronic back pain. Recently it began hurting and caused pain all the way down to my right foot. My back feels better now but my leg is weak and feels asleep. Also the most concerning is I am having severe throbbing pain in my right groin area. It is where my thigh meets my body. It wakes me up at night. I have been to the er twice and all they do is send me home with pain meds. I originally thought this groin pain could be my ovary. It's in that area. Any thoughts or suggestions to relieve this?



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  • medlaw02mmedlaw02 Posts: 1
    edited 10/27/2015 - 2:42 AM
    If your leg is asleep then you are having a neurological problem. You need to see an orthopedic doctor or neurologist immediately. Unfortunately the ER is not going to b
    e of much assistance here, as you well know. The orthopedic doctor or neurologist will they need to do an MRI to see if you have anything pressing on a nerve. If they don't mention these to then ask for them. Be confident i what you want because not all doctors are thorough, but i digress. If the MRI is clear then ask for an EMG this will show which nerves are being effected even if your MRI is clear. Some doctors may want to go for an steroid injection, this is common, but you have a clear radiculopathy (radiating pain with sensory deprivation) From the sounds of your symptoms I would not be surprised if you don't have a problem at the L4-L5 and/or L5-S1 area.

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    edited 10/28/2015 - 9:37 AM
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  • Betty65BBetty65 FloridaPosts: 83
    Hi and welcome.
    Just wondering if they did any tests at the ER or refer you to anyone. I would definitely follow up with your doctor.

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