In order to identify if there is any infection present, the doctor may also suggest you undergo a blood test. When testing for appendicitis with the help of a blood test, the procedure is very much the same as with any other blood test. A sample of the patient's blood will be extracted with the help of a syringe and sent to the laboratory for analysis. When the diagnosis of appendicitis is still unclear, the doctor may even suggest a CT scan as it is more accurate than an ultrasound. This imaging of the appendix structure allows the doctor to obtain an image of the organ and identify if it is inflamed or not.
I have a sharp pain from my lower middle back to left side above my butt. This pain only happens when I lay down on either side and the pain shoots down my leg to my foot. The pain at times is unbearable, I want to cry when the sharp pain starts. I slowly changes positions but less than a minute, sharp pain shoots through my back to my hip then down my leg causing severe muscle aches. After the sharp pain shoots through there is just a steady very uncovered pain from lower back to hip and feet. The left side happens 80% more then right side, and it only happens when I lay down to go to bed. I’ve even changed beds 4 times and also tried the couch, memory foam, and floor but nothing helped it to improve and it still hurts every night. Any reply comments welcomed!
This is important: The Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve is a sensory
nerve. When irritated it does not cause specific muscle weakness in the leg. However, if the femoral Nerve itself is affected, there may be
Quadriceps weakness, and loss of the Knee jerk reflex. Plus sensory
change in the skin of the upper leg and/or inner lower leg.
Whilst Femoral nerve damage also responds to careful thorough
chiropractic care, any specific weakness in the quad must be noted and
In this short YouTube clip you can yourself determine if there's specific muscle weakness in your leg.