] The name derives from the fact that, in
the sagittal view, the SMA and AA (with some imagination) appear
to be a nutcracker crushing a nut (the renal vein). I was originally Diagnosed with Pelvic Congestion after complaining for many year
s of Chronic pelvic pain, left sided flank pain, lower back, and lower limbs.
My husband and I were also trying to conceive for 6 year
s and all the doctors could tell me was that I had a great looking uterus.