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Normal MRI but lots of pain?

I am 31 years old- 150 pounds, I run regularly and have a 2 yr old. On Sept 2nd, I was at the store and I got this shooting pain in my groin that went down my leg. The pain was so overwhelming that my leg gave out and I immediately felt sick. I got up but it kept happening every time I put pressure on it. I went to the ER where they found nothing. I then went to an orthopedic who did an MRI (at this point I was again able to walk but had a lot of pain in my lower back). The MRI on my right hip was normal. He said there was nothing wrong with me and sent me home. I went to another orthopedic who did an MRI on my lower back.The report says I have mild bulging and narrowing. The Dr told me that he thinks it is just normal wear and tear and not the source of my pain. He pretty much just threw his hands up. I am so fed up. My lower back is in so much pain, I am constantly bending or moving because of the pain. I can't imagine that one day I'm healthy and the next I am walking with crutches and my back hurts so bad I can't lift my daughter. Any suggestions? Thank you for your help!!


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,348
    to take.

    1 - Being seeking a second opinion based on all the diagnostic test results you have to date
    2 - If the MRI's are not showing anything there are other diagnostic tests that can be performed

    However, those additional tests need to be ordered by your doctor and they need to have the rationale to order them when the insurance company gets involved.

    There are so many different diagnostic tests, each can hone in on a specific area. But first steps first.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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