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Pain in hip above sacrum. X-ray shows reduced disc space between L3 and L4 vertebrae. Related?

Hello, I have had an x ray that shows reduced disk space between l3 and l4 vetebrae. I assume this is due to running (80km per week for 5 years+) Would this cause pain in my left hip area at the top of the sacrum . Also, I am having problems with a standard hip stretch in terms of struggling to pull my ankle up and aligning my knees together. See this link for hip stretch: WWW.WWWW.WW any advise would be much appreciate. Best wishes, John
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM.

practically, yes, it could.

do you have tingling/ numbness in lower limbs? any weakness in muscle group?

you can't pull up ankle due to weakness or pain?

I think you will need an MRI of the spine and if it shows a disc slipping, it could cause compression of nerves and symptoms.

since you are a runner, it could increase problems, so see a specialist early and get evaluated.

take care and keep me posted on your progress.

Good luck !
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