Doc says it is not a pinched nerve. But that doesn't mean the news is good. 3 years ago when I feel at an inline race and herniated my back and groin I had to go through almost a year of physio to get back into shape. Seems that injury will haunt me for the rest of my life.
They are not sure what happened 3 years ago exactly since I never went for an MRI. However, they are quite positive that it was a herniated lumbar disk T12/L1. It is an injury that will more than likely stay with me forever considering the sports that I do. All of which require strong hips, thighs and groin muscles.
I haven't been able to go for an MRI here either because my medical insurance card for Quebec hasn't been processed yet. But that is my fault. I really have to get on that.
Needless to say, I need to change things up in the future and start taking better care of that region. Seems I will have to start yoga. Yuk. lol
So the verdict is to get off the couch and out of bed and begin doing normal things right away. No gym and no activities for now but I have been instructed not to favor the area. Active recovery it is called. Sounds painful. My balls are killing me so I am not entirely fond of this recommendation. lol