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A 39-year-old male asked:

how can i differentiate whether my hip and groin pain is nerve or muscle related? have had lower back pain, but mri looks good.

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Dr. Chris Faubel
Pain Management 14 years experience
Hip: The t12 or L1 nerve from the low back can certainly cause pain that wrapped around and goes into the groin, but by far, the most common reason for groin pain (besides an inguinal hernia) is a hip joint issue. Hip joint arthritis will usually be painful when i rotate the thigh bone inward when the patient is seated. Also, in younger patients, a hip labral tear needs to be considered.

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Last updated Sep 26, 2016

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