Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Based on your description, you likely injured the nerve coming out of the lower lumbar spine.
This is akin to sciatica.
The nere injury related pai will radiate like the way you mentioned.
This will also affect the muscles supplied by the nerve.
L4 nerve root is likely affected
The healing takes several weeks.
Complete rest is not rcommended as that weaknes the back and hip muscles delaying the recovery process.
Instead, we suggest starting a guided physical therapy program to help you recover faster.
Physical therapy focuses on strengthening the musecles, releasing the pressure on the injured nerve.
You should also take anti inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen 600 mg 3 times a day with food.
Please do see your GP for a clinical evaluation and also referring to a Physical thrapy program.
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