severe groin pain

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:x hi, I have bulging discs between 1 and 5, with episodes of severe pain ranging from 1 to 6 weeks each time, Im attending physio and pilates weekly.

The past 4 month, I have had continuous pain in my right groin, and its very bad. Its there wether I have the back pain or not. My back \"went\" last week, and Ive been in terrible pain, although not quite as debillitating as usual times, but the pain seems different this time, my hips, thighs, back, groin, and right knee is crippling, even when I am laid down, the pain goes down my right leg, which is the leg ive got the groin pain. I was told by my physio, that from the MRI scan, the pain Im getting shouldnt be caused by the discs that are damaged, but surely it IS something to do with my back?

Im getting like \"stabbing\" pains down both legs too, and Im walking like Aunt Sally from Worzel Gummage, Does anyone else have this groin pain????

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    hi, ive been having the same problems but in my left leg and groin, which is caused by a prolapsed disc L4. i saw my consultant about 12 months ago who advised me to have an operation which i declined to try more physio. since then the pains in groin, leg and back have got worse. i dont know if the physio has caused this but i have an appointment with the consultant at the end of the month and i think i will asking to have the operation.
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    I have had a discectomy with localised decompression. My disc started to compress my spinal cord. It was a \"Massive prolapse which nearly completely obliterated the spinal cord\" The Specialists words!! So I was advised to have the operation. I was told that if I didn't have it Soon I would become permanently paralysed and doubly incontinent.!!! I had my operation in November 09. I am now not Paralysed or incontinent, which is brilliant!!!!

    BUT..... I am hardly able to walk without severe PAIN I can only walk a few metres I have to hold on to things and I have terrible pains all the time. They are mostly unbearable and uncontrollable. I take Morphine and Diazepam and Co Codamol . My pains are a little different to how they were before. I now have a terrible pain in my right thigh and right groin!!! Which I didn't have before. It is a deep aching severe pain. It does not relate to the places an L5/S1 prolapse pain is!!!! I also have sciatica still and awful back pain and moving is painful. I have pain in my feet and heels, and have numbness in my right foot right side, with is also hypersensitive. Has anyone else had this?? I am having another MRI soon to see what's what!!!!

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    Hi all,

    I have has similar experiences. 5 Disc prolapses in 10 years. Some causes by physical action (Getting out of the car) some just crept up on me.

    My last prolapse was about 2 years ago, where my MRI showed:

    • L3/L4: Minimal Posterior convexity, with minimal sac indentation. Meaning it was close to prolapsing.

    • L4/L5: Moderate paracentral disc protrusion with compression on the L5 nerve, plus some other technical stuff that was too long to type.

    • L5/S1: Mild right paracentral disc protrusion with minor contact to S1 nerve.

    In every case up until now I have recovered with a healthy diet, exercise, stretching, Yoga, Pliates and Core strengthening. I always had mild pain and tightness but was addressed it accordingly with anti inflames od stretching.

    Then I became complacent, thinking I was cured. I stopped my routine for 2 months (My wedding in November and Christmas Holiday) then day 1 back into the routine I went too hard at the gym and popped something again.

    Like a hero I hit the gym again to regain my strength back returned back to work too early and while walking up the stairs to work, something else popped. Now in addition to the lower back pain I have severe sciatic pain in my hip, buttock, knee, shin, ankle and foot, as well as severe groin pain with trouble going to the loo.

    Just got my 3rd MRI yesterday, but for the first time am considering surgery.

    Point of the story is to try stay healthy and keep the core strong and DON’T get complacent, always keep at it. Have your occasional vice as well (we’re only human right) but the effort is worth it and your body will appreciate the respect.

    Ill keep you posted, but I know now that you just can’t get complacent with theses sort of injuries. If you respect your body in most bases it will take care of you.

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