a very large man fell on my left arm at hospital as i was sitting him up...he died..i moved fast as i wrenched my arm free to get help and the next days my shoulder arm and chest felt bruised and i had a burning nagging ache in my left groin like i had twisted myself..got worse all my middle of body seemd bloated had extreme groin lower back and hip.pelvic pain ..
doctor said i had front lower crest injury ..started to have physio along with medication and accupunture..now 5 months later i have tingling in my feet and hands and after walking for 3 hours i'm dragging my left leg and my left foot feels like i stood on a nail and my lower back and groin pubic area becomes that nagging pain ache again...
my left leg feels longer unless i do a buttock squeeze and it lifts my left foot heel off the floor making both legs feel the same .
saw a physio again and they say its probably sciatica and i'm having lumber scan for sciatica..but im not convinced its sciatica as i have never had pain in my legs or buttock....
always the pain very extreme for months was in my left groin and left pelvic region and middle of my back along my waistline hip and left foot...
what shall i do? ask for a more fuller scan than one just for sciatica..im scared i have really injured myself when i pulled my arm from under the guy and ran for help..
i was told to be like rocky in the movie and push myself excercise but when i have i seem to be worse ..
best position for relief is lying on my right side with knees bent and using a heat pad
A sad tale of woe, gosh you are sore.
Firstly, sciatica isn't diagnosed from an MRI but a very simple orthopedic test. Type Slump Test into the Search this Site function at C-H and let me know the result. Secondly, with sciatica, when you bend forwards (and sometimes backwards in the older person), you'll have a very tight painful feeling in one leg.
Pain at waist height radiating into the groin. Sounds like Maignes syndrome. Likewise the Search function.
Does pulling your knee to your chest and the rotating the knee feel restricted and painful in the groin? It could be a hip condition, but that doesn't really fit with your history. Nevertheless needs to be examined and ruled out.
Meralgia Paresthetica too.
Frankly there are a lot of possibilities. Get to see an experience chiro, perhaps print this out adn take it with you.
Start the Lower Back Exercises at C-H, and the Maignes syndrome exercises (search function), faithfully every morning before you get out of bed.
The foot pain may be related, or another condition.
Think Femoral nerve, rather than Sciatic nerve by the sounds of things (Search function at C-H).
Good luck, I hope this has contributed. Get latest newsletter from the bottom of any page at C-H - on lower back exercises. In fact sign up for the newsletter.
Let me know how the Slump Test goes and whether bending forward hurts in the leg. And what the hip movement does. Ask for an X-ray of the pelvis too.
Dr. Barrie Lewis