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  • drtowfigh

    August 31, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Occult or hidden hernia?

    Hi there.

    Please let us know how your appointment went with the doctrine in Indianapolis.

    Your pain may be due to a tear in the muscle or fascia with or without nerve injury. Treatment is usually nonsurgical. Nerve blocks should help. If severe and debilitating, local exploration and repair of a tear or cutting the nerve may be helpful. In the meantime, wear no compressive belt etc over the area.

    MRI with Valsalva (pushing belly out) is most sensitive study to detect such a tear.