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Dr. Robert Masson
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Low back and severe groin pain feels like pinched nerve, l5s1, what do you think?

Low back and severe groin pain feels like pinched nerve, l5s1, what do you think?

Upper low back: Usually disc disorders of the upper lumbar spine l1l2 or l2l3 are associated with anterior and high thigh pain and groin pain. L5s1 sometimes can have referred pain but other things including inguinal hernia or testicular problems should be considered by your physician. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

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


Dr. Allen Seely
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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.

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 pack to help with the nerve inflammation. Warning signs are bladder/bowel changes and/or severe weakness. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Could bacteria be caused from diabetes colitis and a pericecal hernia? Plus can the pericecal hernia cause a pinched nerve in my groin area?

Could bacteria be caused from diabetes colitis and a pericecal hernia? Plus can the pericecal hernia cause a pinched nerve in my groin area?

PC hernia very rare: Can cause referred groin pain and if bowel died then can lead to gangrene. Should have emergent surgical correction. Best diagnosed with abdominal CT ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Can a pinched nerve cause swollen lymph nodes in the groin?

Not likely: The definition of 'pinched nerve' is unclear here. The inguinal region is a common place for lymph node enlargement because the nodes drain a particularly 'dirty' area of the body. Nodes enlarge when they are fighting inflammation or tumors. If this persists or gets worse see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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

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

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Dr. Zachariah George
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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?

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

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Dr. Joseph Harhay
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Can sciatica or pinched nerve cause burning pain in the popliteal area and pain down calf? X-ray normal, ultrasound knee-groin for DVT normal

Can sciatica or pinched nerve cause burning pain in the popliteal area and pain down calf? X-ray normal, ultrasound knee-groin for DVT normal

Yes, but: sciatica can have various symptoms. Local tenderness is not one of them squeez your calf. if it's tender stay on the path of considering a blood clot or at least phlebitis. If it's not tender than sciatica is a good consideration ...Read more

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Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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What can you do for pinch nerve shooting pain in groin area?

What can you do for pinch nerve shooting pain in groin area?

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

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Localized deep pressure feeling in inner thigh near groin for months. Ultra sound clear for blood clots. Could it be nerve compression?

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

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Pinched Nerve (Definition)

Medical one but it is interpeted to mean that there is a spinal nerve being compressed by a disc heniation usually but could also be from other causes like a degenerative ...Read more


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more


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