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Hello and don't mind the Ice pick jabbed in my hip

annieicenaannieicen Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in New Member Introductions
hi all, i am new hearing looking for tips.

march 2010 i twisted in shower reaching for soap.

instead of getting soap, i got a ice pick jabbed in my hip. slight pain in my one side of leg but pain across my lower back. so painful could not sit on that side for 4-5 days and was walking funny for a week to help ease the pain.

my doc and pt think its just a strain. i think it is more.. almost been a year. disc problem was ruled out by PT. but doc refuses to give mri as she thinks it is unnecessary.

is it sciatica after all this time?




  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. it would be next to impossible for me to tell you if you have sciatica of not, that is up to a doctor!! but if you find your doctor is not helping you, perhaps it is time to find another to help you! this is an option!good luck to you! stop by anytime! someone is always home.. Jenny :)
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,434

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    the way you described how it happened, it would sound more like a strain. but after a year, thats a long time for something like that.

    the way diagnostic tests and insurance coverage works today, the physician is required to justify the need for a mri.

    has your doctor told you why he does not believe a mri is in order? i don't see how a physical therapist could rule out any disc problems. without diagnostic testing, thats kinda of difficult to do.

    there are some clinical observations that medical professionals can see that would 'potentially' indicate disc or other type of spinal problems.

    but only your doctor could tell you for sure.

    sciatica can be painful. but there has to be a root cause as to what could be causing this.

    for details regarding sciatica, take a look at this spine-house feature: sciatica
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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  • Welcome to Spine-Health.

    Just to chime in, there are problems that aren't disc-related that can cause back pain and sciatica. Ron is right that a year is a long time for you to have this type of pain and I'm hoping that you'll find a doc that will help you pinpoint the problem.

    Only your doctor can tell you for sure what is going on, whether it's a disc problem or something else like stenosis or joint issues.

    Keep searching for an answer - many people have to get multiple opinions before they find the cause of their pain.

    Take care,
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