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Pinched Nerve Groin
Can pinched nerve cause groin pain? Hve pain in back close to kidney, bum down bk leg and groin. Any remedy besides meds? Dr after physical said sciatica
Yes It Can: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Groin area?: How do you know you have a pinched a nerve in the groin area? A pinched a nerve in the groin area is uncommon because there's not much there that can pinch a nerve, except maybe the anterior superior iliac spine. If you have diagnosed yourself, don't. See your doctor for a real diagnosis. ...Read more
Could bacteria be caused from diabetes colitis and a pericecal hernia? Plus can the pericecal hernia cause a pinched nerve in my groin area?
Pericecal hernia?: Ask for some clarification regarding this diagnosis from whomever have it to you. Are they referring to some type of internal hernia, or an abdominal wall/groin hernia that contains a portion of the cecum? This clarification may help sort out what's going on, and how likely this hernia is to be causing any of your problems, and what to do about it. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have a sharp, dull pain deep in my groin/hip. Almost feels like a pinched nerve. It comes and goes periodically. What could it be caused by?
Muscle strain: Depends on what you do. This could be a muscle strain if you are very athletic. Need to be evaluated by a doc if this persist. If it comes and go, then it is unlikely to be a nerve issue. The more active, the greater the possiblity of a muscular issue such as a groin strain. See your doc if it persists. ...Read more
I have a pain in my left groin, left buttock and it is painful to walk. Could it be a pinched nerve? It hurts to sit.
Yes, Pinched nerve: The description of the pain does fit a 'pinched lumbar nerve'. A lumbar spine MRI is the best test to check out the possiblility. You should get seen and you may get a prescription for Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack to help with the nerve inflammation. Warning signs are bladder/bowel changes and/or severe weakness. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
Is it a pinched nerve have pain n the front inner & side of thigh. Have pain n lower back, hips, pubic bone, groin area. Can decompression help this?
Depends: This depends on what your imaging reveals. Lumbar stenosis can cause back pain and pain into thighs which are worse with ambulation. Decompression can help this with or without a fusion depending on your specific image and exam. However, you are very young for something like this to happen. Please be seen and evaluated. ...Read more
Many Options: Radiculitis can be treated with various medications, including burst dose of oral steroids, medications, injections, neuropathic medicines, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, as well as manipulation. Treatment option(s) will depend on the cause(s) of your " pinched nerve." ...Read more
If a pinch nerve is n hip or back could it cause me to lose range of motion n one leg & also cause pain n groins going up stairs? Chiro seems to help.
Localized deep pressure feeling in inner thigh near groin for months. Ultra sound clear for blood clots. Could it be nerve compression?
Yes: Could be a pinched nerve in your back. Occasionally it also could be a nerve entrapment of the genitofemoral nerve as well. Since its not resolving I would recommend an evaluation by a specialist like a physiatrist or physical medicine ; rehabilitation doctor who has specialized training in musculoskeletal and spine injuries. ...Read more
Usually no surgery: Most just get better with time. So anyone can claim a 90% success rate with their care as this is the natural history but lifestyle changes including exercise, smoking cessation and weight control are important especially in minimizing recurrences. Sometimes, physical therapy, activity modifications, medication and epidural steroid injections can be of benefit. ...Read more
Depends: Pinched nerves can be safe ly treated at any age. The decision depends on many factors, severity, disablement, health status and failure of conservative treatment. Minimally invasive surgery can be quick, efficient and helpful. Evaluation critical. ...Read more
None to multiple: This is typically a layman's term for a disc herniation. Most have no symptoms and are seen fairly frequently on imaging studies. Symptoms can range from pain in the spine, in the extremities, numbness, tingling, weakness & bowel/bladder problems. If at a thoracic or cervical level maybe gait, balance or spasticity issues as well as dexterity problems. This is known as a myleopathy. ...Read more
Generic answer: Variety of different approaches based on which nerve, and where. Surgery might be an answer for ruptured disc, pinching nerve in neck or back. Carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, nerves decompressed at wrist and elbow. Sometimes local steroid injections, even epidural steroids may stabilize the compression. Never hurts to supplement with one b-100 complex daily, and meds useful for symptoms. ...Read more
Disc herniation: Natural history, or the normal healing process, varies between people. However, symptoms can begin and disappear in days. Generally, I give my patients 6 weeks to 3 months for healing. Thereafter, it is likely to be prolonged without surgical treatment. The benefit of surgery is faster return to work/activities, but ultimate result years down the road is equivalent with/without surgery. ...Read more
Bone or cartilage: Most commonly, a pinched nerve in the spine is caused by a nerve being compressed by arthritic calcifications from the joint, or from cartilage that lines a joint, or from a slipped disc. Symptoms should be checked by your doctor as severe cases can lead to permanent damage to the nerve and muscles supplied by that nerve. ...Read more
We have 3 nerves: Responsible to give sensation in the hand, median nerve, ulna nerve and radial nerve. If you have a median nerve pinched, you will feel changes in one side of the hand. If the problem is in the ulna nerve your complain will be on the opposite side. Pinched nerve can cause pain, numbness, tingling and muscle atrophy. You can lose sensation and function. ...Read more