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Straight leg raise test opinion

PowerlifterPPowerlifter Posts: 1
edited 09/10/2015 - 10:34 PM in Lower Back Pain
hello, i was curious as to whether anyone here had any opinions or input on what this could possibly signify.

i have a very constant dull ache in my lower back that 'seems' to be very slightly to the left of the center of my back. bending forward intensifies the pain. x rays of back and hips came back normal. mri will be at specialist appointment at the end of next month.

my father in law is not in practice anymore but said he would see if he could help me find the cause of the pain. he performed a straight leg raise test on me and the result were no pain in my leg that i could distinguish between normal stretching tightness, however a substantial amount of pain i that spot in my lower back extending to the back of my hip on the same left side.

does anyone have any idea what this could possibly signify? i was under the assumption that if it were disk or spine related that the pain in my back would be absolutely centered. am i incorrect in that assumption?

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it would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. so many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. the more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,

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  • VidhisharmaVVidhisharma Posts: 1
    edited 09/11/2015 - 11:17 AM
    my problem is towards right side of back.. later mri showed a bulge towards right as well and now i have pain in my leg.. again right side. i hope that helps

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