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What causes back pain radiating to groin area?

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pain in back that went to shooting pain ingroin that spread accross from right to left sit and get up worse when went to walk
Posted Fri, 21 Mar 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Vidya KR 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Rest,analgesic plus muscle relaxant prescribed. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for using HCM. I went through the query and understood your concern. The cause for your pain may be due to ureteric stone or sciatica. 1. For ureteric stone the pain will shift from one place to other as the stone pass through the ureter due to referred pain. In such cases the management depends on the stone size. For now you can take NSAID like Ibuprofen with smooth muscle relaxant like buscopan (antispasmodic). With this drink plenty of fluids and get done USG abdomen and pelvis and urine routine to diagnose the cause. 2. Sciatica: The initial management of sciatica (which is most commonly due to a prolapsed or protruded lumbar intervertebral disc causing compression over the adjacent nerve root) are a. 1-2 days of bed rest that will calm your leg pain & back pain. b. Take rest breaks throughout the day, avoid sitting for long periods of time. c. Make all your movements slow and controlled. d. Avoid movements that can cause further pain, especially bending forward and lifting. e. Maintain optimum body weight,if you are obese. f. Avoid lifting heavy weights as it imparts more strain on your back g. Use a lumbosacral back support to stabilize your spinal muscles h. Exercise: to encourage mobility, reduce muscle spasm, prevent further deterioration in the muscles and speed recovery. Use analgesics like Ibuprofen and muscle relaxants to relieve pain and muscle spasm, as needed. Vitamin B12 supplements & Pregabalin may be helpful in controlling the neuropathic pain. With all the above mentioned measures being followed strictly, you should get significant pain relief. MRI scan of the Lumbar spine is needed to establish the correct diagnosis and the severity of the condition. Hope this information helps you. Feel free to ask if any further related query and I will be glad to help further. Regards
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