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  • Posted By: californiagirl09
  • March 5, 2009
  • 05:08 AM

Hello, I'm a 22 year old female. I have been suffering from lower back pain for almost a year now. It all started suddenly, and it progressively got worse. At the beginning I thought it was related to the many hours I spent studying in front of the computer.. Later on the back pain got worse... Went to the doctor and he prescribed muscle relaxants and some exercises... As time went by it got worse... They thought it was probably a pinched nerve....They prescribed naproxen, pain meds, etc.... I finally decided to go see a chiropractor... He said that I had a tilted pelvis and leg length descripancy... I was given orthotics and was getting spinal adjustments regurlarly...I was feeling a little bit better for a while.... But suddenly one day (after spending almost over 2 hours sitting on a chair), I felt this horrible pain on my right hip and later on the pain radiated towards the groin area... The pain was terrible and it was there constantly... I went to the regular doctor and he thought it was bursitis of the hip and gave me steroids shots to the area... It didn't help at all......I was referred to a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor, he gave me a shot (steroids) in the lower back, and that didn't help either... The pain on my right hip is always there, it gets progressevely worse as teh day goes by, same with the groin pain..... and lower back pain as well... Also I want to add that he pain on the hip radiated to the other hip.... and the pain in the groin has never left me...and it seems worse than the pain on my back!
They sent me for a CT scan of the pelvis and abdomen and everything came back normal.......Then they sent me for an MRI of the lumbar spine and this is the finding: " L4 –L5 Mild disc degeneration with associated anullar tear. Central soft disc protrusion without high grade foraminal narrowing or central canal stenosis"
I am to the point where I can't longer sit without pain... I'm on vicodin and also on a nerve medication!
My doctor sent me for an epidural shot... I had the shot today... I still feel pain on my groin area...
I'm totally clueless WHY i have so much pain on my hip/groin and some numbness on the inside and back part of thighs!
This is devastaing... My life is miserable now, cause I can't do any of the "normal things" I used to do... I can't even sit without feeling pain.
How can an anullar tear cause so much pain in the hip and groin area?
Has anyone have a clue?
I recently had an MRI of hips, hopefully I will have the report next week!
Thank you

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