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Lower back and hip pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 2, 2008
  • 02:42 AM

Two weeks ago, I injured my back lifting something heavy. The pain was immediate and for that first night, it felt as if I was experiencing muscle spasms. The pain was located in my lower back towards my left side. The next morning, the pain was felt down into my hip. I went to the DR, was diagnosed with a strained muscle, given an anti-inflammatory and a muscle relaxer and told to take two days off work. Two days later, I called and requested something for pain, as I was leaving the next day for vacation. I was given Lortab. Now, two weeks later, it's still hurts very badly, but I only feel the pain when I sit. It is still in my lower back and buttock/hip, but when I sit for more than 15 minutes, it also is felt in my upper thigh. The pain meds/muscle relaxers do not seem to do anything to alleviate the pain, although they do make me very drowsy. Generally, I feel fine when I stand, walk or lie down, but sitting is ***l. The pain is sharp most times, dull on occasion, and at times it feels very much like a burning sensation. It is almost unbearable at times. I suppose my question is, has anyone experienced an injury such as this? Could it be a nerve problem, although I feel no tingling or numbness that is generally associated with a nerve problem? I am at my wits end...any info is appreciated.

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