Femoral nerve, hip pain and a scoliosis
To whom it May concern,
I have a disc herniation/buldging disc at L5/L4 and L5/S1. It has been diagnosed by MRI scan 2 years ago. I have also slight scoliosis (15degrees) and at the moment following a treatment for scoliosis - Scroth method/Clear method.
At the time I did the MRI scan it did not seem to be very severe. However, it has been already at least 4 years that now and then I am having problems with my urinary bladder as well as irritable bowel syndrome. It was coming and going and when I had it, I felt a pressure in my bladder even when it was empty. Problems with bowels (bloating, pain, gasses) I have had already for more than 4 years.
No doctors could ever explain what was the cause of these problems. I started to realize it on my own, while studying anatomy, that it is connected with my lower back and nerve compression.
In the beginning of January I was at a meditation retreat for 21 days, long hours of sitting and walking meditation. On the 7th day I started to experience belly pain and on the 10th day my urine was pure blood. I had a urinary tract infection and had to take antibiotics for a week.
Now I am better. But when I was at the retreat pain and tingling got stronger when I was sitting for a long time or walking slowly while putting a lot of weight on one side of the body. Twists to the right side also aggravate the situation. I feel that it gets worse when I adduct my right hip and that it compresses some nerves passing through.
I have never paid much attention to my scoliosis as the curve was/is not very big but it has definitely started in my teenage years. I seems that the scoliosis is the cause of the disc problem.
I wish those from the English speaking world could write such concise notes! Well done on taking the time to write so clearly; it does make a difference.
Let's start with that right hip. Lie on your back and pull your LEFT knee to the chest, towards the opposite shoulder, rotate it and then let it drop into the lotus position, known as Patrick's Faber test.
Now repeat with the naughty hip; what's the difference? The reason I start here is that you have a CAM deformity in both hips, and I want to know whether there are physical signs of an impingement syndrome.
Now, taking a little oil run your thumb from the ASIS through the groin and down the inner thigh. Is it much more tender on the right?
Also tell me more precisely where your pain is.
Give me some answers, and then we'll take this further.
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