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Severe pain in the back and hip radiating to the groin area. Cause?

Hello. 2 days ago I woke with sever pain in what I first thought was my lower back. i struggled to get out of bed. due to the pain also making getting trousers shoes a socks on nearly impossible. i have been subscribed paracetamol and ibuprofen this helps lots.I have now discovered the pain is emanating in my right hip . when sitting if i try to move forward or backward i get severe pain in my right hip with shooting pains that seem to eminate from my hip going down my right femur and also towards my groin . if i lean onto my left bum cheek i can move forward and backwards while sitting and also stand up onto my left leg with very little pain Thankyou ian
Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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The pain that you have described is likely to be due to a muscle spasm or a ligament tear in the hip joint. An MRI scan of the area will help in proper diagnosis. Till then hot fomentation and muscle relaxants will help you.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
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From description it seems you might be suffering from siatica. Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve — which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down leg.
I would suggest you to consult an orthopediac surgeon who may order MRI to determine cause of sciatica (level and degree in case of disc herniation) and may suggest other mode of treatment. After initial few days of bed rest, you needs physiotherapy (exercises).
Hope this will helps you
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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