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Pain in the groin area, lower back. On pain medication. Need to find the root cause

I have been having issues for over two years now with my feet , right groin area, and lower back. First my feet when walking feels like I m walking on needles of mush. Second my right groin area hurts and is tender to the touch and is swelled somewhat, this is worst when I need to have a bowel movement . Third my lower back hurts bad and makes it hard to get up after standing or walking for long periods of time. Right now I am on pain medication and my Doctor just keeps raising the dosage. I want to try to figure out what is wrong instead of being doped up all the time.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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It seems to be due to compression of nerve roots at lower back which causes radiation of pain to lower limb(radiculopathy).A physical examination is necessary to find out the exact cause.
You need to consult an neurophysician who will advise you an MRI scan of the spine to assess nerve root compression.
Hope this will helps you
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
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The symptoms that you are having are likely to be due to a nerve root compression at the level of lumbar spine. You need to get an MRI scan of the area done and consult a neurophysician for proper diagnosis and treatment.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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