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Will a lower back injury cause pain in the abdomen and groin area?

Will a lower back injury cause pain in the abdomen and groin area?

Yes: Severe low back injuries such as fractures in setting of motor vehicle accident or fall can damage the abdominal organs leading to abdominal pain and spinal cord or nerve (cauda equina) causing groin numbness. Groin numbness may be caused spinal lesions compressing the cauda equina nerves. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Back Injury (Definition)

That overloads the supporting tissues of the back which include: muscles, ligaments, joints, discs and bones which may or may not lead to an unstable spine and/or neural tissue involvement. The degree of injury is dependent on multiple factors such as the amount of force, force direction, stability ...Read more


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Could a lower back injury cause pain in the abdomen and groin area?

Yes: Generally lower back injury causes pain in back going down one or both of leg. But it is possible to injure the abdominal muscles especially if you have twistin force whil bending forward. So the answer is yes . Another reason could be increased abdominal pressur could lead to hernia as well . Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a lower back injury cause pain in the abdomen and groin area?

Could it happen that a lower back injury cause pain in the abdomen and groin area?

Back pain to groin: Yes. Injury to the back and lower discs may cause pain radiating to the groin/genital region. This is not usually pinched nerve pain, which sends symptoms down the leg and past the knee. So this is called discogenic pain. Rarely, disc problems in the upper lumbar or lower thoracic spine may cause pinched nerve pain to the groin or lower abdomen with associated numbness. Exam is helpful to id. ...Read more

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Can a lower back injury cause pain in your abdomen and groin area?

Yes: Low back injury can cause other muscles to overwork. And cause you to have an abnormal gait pattern. Abnormal use of your hip flexors to stabilize your pelvis and the lateral hip stabilizers (it band) can cause the groin pain. Back injuries can cause a lot of discomfort and result in abdominal pain, constipation and even emesis. ...Read more

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Can a lower back injury also cause pain in the abdomen and groin area?

It may either : Directly or indirectly. A high disc injury such as l1-2 or l2-3 will refer pain to the lower abdomen/ groin region directly and an injury sustained to the back may also be an injury mechanism to the abdominal region creating pain in both areas. See your doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can a lower back injury cause pain in the groin area?

Can a lower back injury cause pain in the groin area?

Yes: Yes, you can have pain radiation down into the groin or into the leg. There can be radiation of the pain from the back without any affected nerve roots in the back and/or there can be irritation of a nerve root in the lower back that supplies part of the leg and you may feel pain in the distribution of that nerve root. There are other things that can also cause groin pain. ...Read more

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Can a lower back injury cause pain in your legs and ribs.?

Can a lower back injury cause pain in your legs and ribs.?

Yes: Leg burning can come from nerve compression in your back. Also nerves can be compressed in your pelvic or groin area. A lumbar MRI can show disc bulges or canal narrowing. An emg/ nerve conduction velocity of your legs can show patterns of nerve injury. ...Read more

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I'm 38 and was diagnosed with retrograde ejaculation. Can MS be a likely cause? Or could it be related to a lower back injury i suffered recently?

I'm 38 and was diagnosed with retrograde ejaculation.  Can MS be a likely cause? Or could it be related to a lower back injury i suffered recently?

Retrograde ejaculate: When the bladder neck muscles don't tighten properly, sperm can leak back into the bladder instead of out of the urethra, described as a dry orgasm. Various medical conditions including ms, spinal cord injury, diabetes, prostate surgery and certain medications can cause this. A simple low back injury is unlikely a cause versus ms or surgical exploration or trauma to the back. ...Read more

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Experiencing low back pain, low abdominal pain, and swollen inguinal lymph nodes. had an ultra sound done, fluid was found in my pelvis. Fatigued?

Experiencing low back pain, low abdominal pain, and swollen inguinal lymph nodes. had an ultra sound done, fluid was found in my pelvis. Fatigued?

Sometimes it is: just premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PDD), formerly known as PMS). And sometimes, it is pregnancy - check a urine preg test and if not pregnant, check again in 1 week if you are not menstruating. Pelvic fluid can be very nonspecific. Sometimes, it can be an ovarian cyst that has ruptured. Or UTI, infection of the urinary tract. Go get yourself checked by family physician. ...Read more

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What daily things can I do to help a lower back injury heal faster?

What daily things can I do to help a lower back injury heal faster?

Rest heat OTC meda: Generally most just get better with activity restriction and rest but one can apply heat or cold depending what feels best and take over the counter meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) Naproxen or Ibuprofen if no medical conditions that preclude their use or allergy problems. Guided exercise after a short period of rest is helpful as well. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Back Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the spine could be considered back trauma. Classically the back includes the ...Read more