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Can you please tell me if you hurt when laying on your back can this be a disc issue ?


My son has been having undiagnosed pain in his groin, pelvis and testicle area going on 5 months now. We have been from doctor to doctor without any answers. The past week he has been in a lot of pain especially when laying on his back. More than usual. Can some please tell me what part of the lower back would you look into to know if you have problems with a disc ? and another problem we area having is not knowing what kind os a doctor to go to for this problem ? The dr that ordered the MRI was a neurosurgeon. Is there someone else we can go to for a second opinion ?

This is what his MRI said ( but we were told it was mild issues and nothing to worry about but we are still worried because the symptoms are not getting any better.


No recent fracture is seen. There is no significant spinal stenosis.

Bulging of annulus is causing mild extrinsic pressure over the ventral margin of thecal sac from L2 to L5 levels. There is mild encroachment of neural foramina by bulging of annulus at L4-L5 level.

Thanks for your help !


  • You should see a second neurosurgeon to have a look at your sons MRI.
    This MRI shows a lot of issues and can't help thinking what kind of doctor would just send you home telling you everything is fine with an MRI like that and pain in the groin area.

    Don't stop your quest to this doctor as he is obviously incompetent to say the least.
    And in the meantime tell your son to completely avoid any sudden movements like twisting the body, or sharp turns like when you turn around to look or change directions, avoiding lifting and bending as well just to prevent any further damage until you see a competent neurosurgeon.

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  • Thank you so much for your replies. I feel like we have a sense of direction now.. Actually your so right, the pain does seem to intensify with sudden movement, when hes going up the stairs, laying down and walking. He has also has to stand up to feel relief from his back. Its been so difficult to have a doctor listen to us too. I will make sure we get in with another neurosurgeon . Thanks again for all your help :) I truly appreciate it !!
  • No worries. Best of luck and Please let us know how you get on.
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