I have been having left hip pain that goes over the left buttocks, runs down the inner leg, back of leg (not going below the knee) and have a feeling of a tight rubber band at the top of the leg/groin area. The pain that I have seems to be on the outer hip joint. I am not able to touch that area. I cannot lay on that side, cannot walk, sit, stand for long (or short for that matter) periods of time or even go up and down stairs without the pain getting worse. I also have lower back pain. I have had an MRI and Myelogram of my back showing that I have a "slight protrusion of L3-L4, but does not explain the pain". I have had x-rays and just recently an MRI of my hip. I have been to 2 neurosurgeons and 5 orthopedic surgeons as well. The neurosurgeons are saying that it is my hip and the orthopedics are saying it is my back. I have 1 neurosurgeon who has been trying to help me for over a year. He says the pain in my back can be taken care of by deadening the nerve endings but that my hip needs to be taken care of first. He sent to to the other neuro. (who is supposed to be one of the best in the US) who agreed 100% with him. The orthopedics just seem to bruch me off and make me feel like the pain is all in my head. I had back surgery in 2007, a lumbarectomy on L4-L5. This pain is a LOT different than the pain I had then. I currently have some plates, screws and a cadaver bone where my disc used to be. All the doctors say that this has taken very well. I have had 2 steriod shots on my inner hip near the groin area. The first one lasted 30 days and the second only lasted 7 days. I also had another steriod shot on the outer hip. This shot did allow me to be able to touch the hip. But that relief was short lived, lasting less than a week. PT does nothing but make the pain worse. I do get some relief from a heating pad, but not much. I need to know if there is anyone out there that can help me with an explination of the pain and help with how and what I can do to relieve the pain. Anything that someone may be able to offer is very welcomed! Thank you for your time.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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