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Lumbar Strain or more?

ButterflyPainBButterflyPain Posts: 289
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Lower Back Pain
My pain is in my lower back, about two or so inches above my bum. It is in the center on the spine and the pain goes a bit to the right. It doesn't hurt really until I move my hips a certain way, and I get this sharp pain. The kind you hold still for. It especially hurts to move my hips back. To me when I feel it , I imagine it to be grinding against another bone or something, but not sure.

My neurologist says it is a lumbar strain, that is probably from my neck spine issues. How does the neck relate to the lumbar spine?

I've had this problem off and on I believe for years, but now it is there all the time.

Could it be more than a strain?

I am getting left hip pain, left knee and ankle pain. Alone with some nerve pain in the left leg, and have had a few cramps in my left bum cheek. My neck pain is in my left side as well as my left arm, with tendonitis.



  • The nerve pain is usually on the top of my leg. I also have pain under my foot. And I find my calf feeling strained or tight when I stretch out...
  • Are you able to lay flat on your stomach or does it hurt really bad if you lay flat and then try to get up? I was just wondering because if this happens, it can be the facet joints as well. Just a thought and again, I should mention, I am not a medical professional so that thoughts, opinions or views I express are based on my own experience and/or opinions.

    Also, have you had any xrays, MRI or anything of your lumbar area? I was told for over 6yrs that my discs were fine by my chiro and that it must be all muscular in addition to facet syndrome. He also would say I sprained my lumbar or strained it. Everytime I would have a flare up he would give me a different diagnosis. He never did any tests to confirm or deny this. I finally stopped going to him and my primary referred me to a ortho who immediately did MRI and was disgusted with the fact that the chiro treated me all this time and never had any tests done.
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  • Hmm...Tried that just now...It hurts a little. It hurts more to lay flat and then move a certain way, where my hips move back. One time I breathed deeply and it hurt that spot. It is also tender to touch.

    That is terrible that your chiro didn't do anything about it. I haven't had any test for it yet. I'll wait till my next neuro visit and if it is still giving me problems, I'll request some kind of test. X ray first because for me right now it is cheaper. See if anything shows up.

    My neuro when I first came to him with my neck, he said it was a cervical strain. Then I finally got x rays and MRI and it showed the problems I had (listed below). And then his diagnosis changed. So I might have some disc problems who knows.
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