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First of all, would the impingement have shown on the x ray, the answer to this query is, no, it would not have. Nerve impingement is mostly a soft tissue phenomenon and soft tissues do not show on x rays.
The symptoms you are having could be due to lower lumbosacral spine disc degeneration, which could be causing the nerve to get impinged between the foramina, from which they leave between the vertebrae.
This type of pain and with your history can also be seen in patients who have sacroiliac joint issues - arthritis, degeneration, osteoporosis, impingement.
All in all, at this point in time, the best course of action will be to see a Spine specialist, they can either be Neurosurgeons trained in spinal disorders or an orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in treating the spine. As well as a pain management doctor relief.
An MRI of the lower spine and hip is warranted here as well to evaluate the source of the pain.
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many thanks help
i need to get back to my gp and arrange scan, as you suggest
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