cronic unbearable pain in groin and hip

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   Posted 1/17/2012 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
hi guys new to the site SOMBODY HELP ME i came home from work back in july last year 2011 with a mild pain in my left groin, playing football for many years i shrugged it off as groin strain thinking it would pass..........OH BOY WAS I WRONG this pain continued and got ALOT worse it has now got me to the point where i cnt walk literally cant walk its like my left leg is glued, the pain is like my groin and hip are being crushed and reduces me to uncontrollable shakes tryin to take this pain as best i can
ive had bloods taken infection   ive had a hip xray .....clear    ive had an mri scan in my lower spine as i was told it was referred pain from my back sending pain signals to my groin and hip, scan results...... normal 
my physiotherapist has now decided im in too much pain to treat as they cnt get me moving its like im going backwards and no one seems to be able to give me any answers as to what this is causing such chronic pain
please if theres anyone who,s experienced this HELP ME

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   Posted 1/17/2012 12:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Good evening Pain Boy!

...…and "Welcome" to the Chronic Pain Forum!

Hey!…were sorry you are experiencing this pain you are describing!….one thing I might suggest is seeing a neurologist. Also,... I might suggest a Teaching Hospital if you have one in your area. They are one of the many places to go, if a person has a difficult DX to diagnose.

I hope you enjoy the forum, and please visit us often!


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   Posted 1/17/2012 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Screaming Eagle said it all best. I can add that I had a difficult diagnosis and went to one of our teaching hospitals here in Michigan and had very good results. I am truly sorry you are going through this. I hope you find some answers. Will be watching to see if you find anything new, keep asking for those referrals.
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   Posted 1/17/2012 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Please let us know when you have an appt at a teaching hospiral. We have one in Reading, PA and one in Danville,PA.and one in Pittsburgh, PA

I am so sorry that you are sufferring.. Also think about going to a pain management clinic also.

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   Posted 1/17/2012 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi painboy and welcome to the forum.

I just had a cortisone injection at L2-3 yesterday for that same pain location. The shot was done after X-ray showed no broken bone, MRI showing a bit of nerve compression at that site and nerve conduction showing a little reduction in condictivity but no neuropathy. Most of my pain is nearly gone this morning, after I sat around with my ice bag yesterday afternoon and evening. I've had these shots many times in other locations, and most of the time they are helpful for months. The discs are usually repaired by the body in a couple of years - if we can just avoid surgery that long.

The apin started suddenly when I pulled my 25 lb grandson out from under a Christmas tree which was a step down in "the pit" and twisted just 1/4 turn during the motion. It doesn't take much sometimes to bulge a disc, and the worst pain can come from the slightest of the bulges.

If pain from the spine doesn't get better after a few weeks or a couple of months from the injury, an injection may give relief and help the swelling go down. PT can help build up core muscles to prevent future damaging events from actions like I did, but it sure doesn't help cure the problem right after it's done, no matter the insurance companies like to see us try it first.

My pain doc also has me wearing a back brace (he calls it a corset) when I'm doing any work or driving, which aggravates the pain, to the point of triggering muscle spasms along the spine. Wearing it was every day for a couple of weeks, now just starting before I'm doing things I know will cause the pain after I stop the work.

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   Posted 1/17/2012 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Stay away from the teaching hospitals in Pittsburgh,, I have been there and done that, so many test and nothing showed up,, now I cant walk use my hands, there completely numb,, been told its fibro, choke on food, choke on saliva thats thick,, IBS for years, stumble and fall all the time, cant tolerate cold, showers hurt, but again,, dont go to pittsburgh looking for any answers, you wont find any there,,

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   Posted 1/17/2012 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Fibro?, I'm sorry that you are so unwell, but your message to the OP isn't exactly helpful. He is suffering and needs answers - just because you found none there, doesn't mean that he won't.

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   Posted 1/18/2012 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Painboy,
I wanted to welcome you to our cp forum. Glad you found us but sorry you are suffering so much. Please stay with us and let us know how you are getting along. You will enjoy the members here, so caring and understanding.
You have gotten some good info so far, Alcie made some good suggestions.
What kind of specialty docs have you seen so far, what treatments or meds have you done?

I am sure there will be more members coming soon to give you more ideas.

Take care,

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   Posted 1/23/2012 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Painboy-
Have they done a nerve study on you, like an EMG? I would suggest seeing a neurologist to get this done as it may show you exactly what is going on. I also have groin and hip pain, but test after test showed nothing so I was put on Lyrica and diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and the Lyrica helps pretty well. It doesn't completely get rid of the pain, but makes it so I can at least walk and drive. I wish you the best of luck and hope you get some answers soon!
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